WELCOME  | The Chickasaw Chamber Music Festival
The Chickasaw Nation Division of Arts and Humanities brought American Indian classical music to the forefront of American Indian fine arts in its second annual Chickasaw Chamber Music Festival on June 1-3, 2012, in Ada, Oklahoma. This premiere chamber music celebration combined the diverse talents of Chickasaw classical composer and conductor, Jerod Impichchaachaaha' Tate, NAMMY winner Yaqui guitarist, Gabriel Ayala, Yale-trained SŌ Percussion and the Southwest's leading professional modern chamber music ensemble, Voices of Change.
For three exciting days, the festival hosted nightly concerts and a Sunday matinee concert at the historic McSwain Theatre in downtown Ada. SŌ Percussion's dynamicl performance 'wowed' attendees the first evening. Classical guitarist Gabriela Ayala struck a chord of his own at the Saturday night concert with classical renditions of well-known favorites and personal anecdotes about the music and his career.
Performance featured American Indian classical composers
Sunday's matinee performance at the McSwain Theatre featured musical artists Voices of Change, performing music composed by David Yeagley (Comanche), George Quincy (Choctaw), Jerod Tate (Chickasaw), Trevor Reed (Hopi) and Raven Chacon (Diné).
Music enthusiasts will want to check this site regularly and make plans for the Chickasaw Chamber Music Festival coming Summer 2013. For updates, please contact us to add your name to the CCMF email list.
Sign Up for Master Classes
Students will learn from renowned professionals and recording artists. Master classes serve to critique and encourage student participants in a performance setting and are open to the public in the McSwain Theatre for those who wish to observe. Master class applications for 2013 will be made available on this site at a later date.