Who We Are
For more than 40 years, the Chamber Music Society of St. Cloud has presented concerts by nationally and internationally recognized performers, as well as exceptionally promising emerging ensembles. The repertoire we present has ranged from medieval chant to premieres of cutting edge new compositions. Instrumentation has ranged from solo guitar performances to small chamber orchestras.
In addition to our concerts, the Chamber Music Society has brought exceptional musical experiences to residents of the St. Cloud area through school performances and residencies, master classes for music students of all ages, educational presentations for senior citizens, and workshops for adult amateur ensembles. We strive to make connections with many constituencies and take visiting professional ensembles into the community to introduce new people to chamber music. We believe that familiarity and understanding increase the appreciation of this special art form.
As Executive Director, Rebecca Scheele implements and oversees the Chamber Music Society’s concerts and programs and is responsible for the financial soundness of the organization including the organization and oversight of all fundraising, grant writing, accounting, and contractual obligations.
Her arts management background includes positions as manager of Ensemble Capriccio (a professional string trio); Executive Director of the Minnesota Chorale; Public Events Manager at Lawrence University; Membership and Development Coordinator and Concert Series Coordinator at what is now University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Chazen Art Museum; Assistant to the Grants Coordinator at the Wisconsin Arts Board; and Performing Arts Series Committee Chair at Montana State University.
Scheele earned a B.S. degree in management from Montana State University and an M.A. in arts administration from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She has served on grant review panels for the Wisconsin and Minnesota state arts boards, and she has volunteered with arts, community, and youth organizations, including serving on the Chamber Music Society’s board of directors.