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The Chamber Music Society of Harney County hosts four events annually.   A Winter Concert in early December and Spring Concert in mid-March feature all performance groups.    Music Scholarship Auditions are held in late February.   Center Stage features individual and ensemble performers in late June.

CMS Bell Choir


The Chamber Music Society of Harney County Bell Choir is directed by Carol Sawyer.  Up to a dozen bell ringers participate in the choir.   The Bell Choir typically rehearses on Thursday evenings. 


CMS Choir


The Chamber Music Society of Harney County is directed by Marianne Andrews.   Local community members and high school students comprise the choir.   The Choir rehearses on 2nd and 4th Tuesdays at the Burns High School band room. 


Music Scholarship Audition


Annually the Chamber Music Society organizes an adjudicated audition for middle and high school students to compete for music scholarships to music camps or private study.  Typically the audition is held on a Saturday in late February and features an evening recital where the participants perform their prepared pieces.   Students often begin preparation of their selections in November and often compete at school sponsored solo contests in the spring as well.  Scholarships are provided through the generous donations of patrons.    


CMS Orchestra


The Chamber Music Society of Harney County is directed by Ken Peckham.   Local community members, high school students and selected middle school students form the nearly 40 piece orchestra.  Rehearsals are the 1st, 3rd and 5th Tuesdays in the Burns High School band room.  


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