The festival fosters the artistic growth of committed young violinists, violists, cellists and pianists within a warm and supportive artistic community. We are aware also of our responsibility not simply to teach our students to perform, but ultimately to teach them to become advocates for their art. Our location in the vibrant city of Burlington allows us to explore new models for bringing chamber music to those who would otherwise not be at all aware of its delights, especially among the age group of our student population. To this end, the festival sponsors WiREless, an initiative which has won support from the National Endowment for the Arts, to prepare young musicians on the verge of professional careers to become advocates for classical chamber music.
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