Community Engagement and Education (CEE)

Chamberfest’s Community Engagement and Education pillar (CEE) engages community members of all ages through a diverse range of meaningful music experiences. Whether on stage, in the classroom, or on the streets, CEE changes lives through music.

For three decades, Chamberfest has embedded itself in community programming. Investing in accessible and inclusive programming for everyone, we train musicians for adaptive concert settings such as palliative and dementia care and concerts for disability and neurodiverse communities. We provide opportunities for the next generation of musicians through our masterclasses, kids concerts, Rising Stars showcase, Nicole Senecal Prize concert, and Listen Up! Programming. We also develop musical community online and in-person through our Chamber Chats. Lastly, we reach out to different locales and audiences through our City Series, outdoor concerts, and Chamber Pints programming.

Partners in our CEE pillar include the University of Ottawa School of Music, the Lotus Centre for Special Music Education, Roger Neilson House (Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario), Concerts in Care Ontario, Steinway Piano Gallery Ottawa, the City of Ottawa, Rideau Hall, various schools within the Ottawa Regional School Board, and many more! We are grateful to our colleagues, educators, audiences, community experts, and everyone who contributes to our inclusivity and educational efforts.


CEE is made possible with the generous support of the Crabtree Foundation and Jean Teron.

Some of Chamberfest’s CEE programming includes:

Adaptive Concerts

City Series

Rising Stars

Chamber Chats

Chamber Pints

Listen Up!

Concerts in Care

Palliative Care

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Ottawa Chamberfest is located on the unceded, unsurrendered Territory of the Anishinaabe Algonquin Nation.

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