About Us

CMS presents leading chamber music groups from throughout the U.S. and abroad. Our artists are major award winners and appear on the most prestigious stages. Our concerts are frequently recorded by Minnesota Public Radio and broadcast at a later date. We serve a large rural area in addition to the city of St. Cloud – audience members regularly come from an 80-mile radius and on occasion from neighboring states.

We have commissioned two new works and have presented several American or Minnesota premieres of new compositions. Also, many ensembles have made their Minnesota debuts on our series. The goal of the Chamber Music Society of St. Cloud is to bring the public the widest possible variety of music that falls within the genre of chamber music, performed by the people most qualified to present it. 


Grant Funding

Over the years, we have received recognition on both a local and national level for what we do. We have received numerous grants in highly-competitive programs of both Chamber Music America and the National Endowment for the Arts. We received the mayor’s “High Five” award in 1997, the first annual Arts Award from the St. Cloud Arts Commission in 2000, Chamber Music America’s CMAcclaim Award in 2008 (one of two in the nation), and the first United Arts Excellence in the Arts award in 2011 

The Chamber Music Society of St. Cloud is funded, in part, by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Central Minnesota Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund. 

Hub New Music’s concert and residency are supported by the Arts Midwest Touring Fund, a program of Arts Midwest that is funded by the National Endowment for the Arts, with additional contributions from the Minnesota State Arts Board and the Crane Group.


Learn More about the Chamber Music Society of St. Cloud:

Chamber Music Society Board Members:

Barbara Banaian

David Dies

Sean Jacobson

Bryant A. Julstrom

Diane Larson

Kristian Twombly

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