Current Sponsors

The Illinois Chamber Music Festival is grateful for the generosity of the following individuals and businesses:

Artistic Director: Nina Gordon
Executive Director: Lisa Nelson


Richard & MaryAnne Kelmer
David Mosier
Barbara Sealock
Charles Schlenker & Sarah Curtis

Whole Note Club ($500 & above)

  • ACMP Foundation - The Chamber Music Network

  • Robin Arditi

  • Alan Boles, in honor of the recent marriage of Irina Kats & Bob Sussman

  • Deanne Bryant – BNYS Scholarship

  • Reed Hundt & Betsy Katz in honor of Irina Kats & Robert Sussman

  • Illinois Arts Council (IAC) Agency

  • IAC Summer Youth Employment

  • Illinois Prairie Community Foundation

  • The Larry Schrader & Elfriede Massier Fund Grant in memory of Dr. Gerlof Homan and in honor of Dr. John Stutzman

  • Pratt Music Foundation - four full student scholarships

  • Indrant Sanyal & Nita Thacker

  • Dr. John & Erma Stutzman

  • Robert Sussman

  • Nita Thacker & Indrajit Sanyal

  • Town of Normal, Harmon Arts Grant

  • Marilyn Townley

Half Note Club ($100-499)

  • Anonymous

  • Alexander Balakersky & Darya Gabay

  • James & Ann Ament

  • Austin's Violin Shop

  • Laura Berk

  • John & Sue Burrill

  • Deanne Bryant

  • Dale & Vivienne Cazier

  • Valerie Chapman

  • Paula Crowley

  • Carol & Gerry Chrisman

  • George & Carol Churukian

  • Helen Brandt Cozy & Loralyn Cozy

  • Daniel Deneen & Paula Crowley Deneen

  • Maxine Drexler

  • Eff & Anita Embree

  • Lawrence & Sue Frank

  • Wm. Spencer & Barbara Gillespie

  • Helen Goldrick

  • Heartland Bank and Trust Company

  • David Horine

  • Philip Houser

  • Jean-Christophe Le Mentec & Zsuzsanna Fagyal – Le Mentec

  • Philip Marcus

  • Judith Meckley

  • D. Paul Miller

  • David Mosier

  • The Music Shoppe

  • Ronald & Debra Palmer

  • Julie Prandi & Jim Reid

  • Charles Ridenour

  • Marcia Ann Rossi

  • Peggy Schickedanz

  • Sarah Curtis & Charles Schlenker

  • Seman Violins

  • Ann Sokan

  • Kenneth Stein Violins

  • Masako Takayasu

  • Bruce & Linda Untermann

  • John & Tania Wilken

  • Kay Wilson

  • William Harris Lee & Co.

Quarter Note Club ($1 - $99)

  • Anonymous

  • Maxine Drexler

  • Annika Myer

  • Mark Seltz

  • Ann Stemm

  • Yelena & Duane Wiggim

In-Kind Donors

IWU School of Music
Barnes and Noble in Bloomington, IL
Casey's Garden Shop The Chocolatier Inc.
Friar Tuck Wines, Spirits, Beverages
Noodles & Co.

Thanks to the IWU School of Music and all of our camp counselors, volunteers, supporters and organizations who provide scholarships for our students!

 Grants and Gifts 2017

The Illinois Prairie Community Foundation from the Laura Sullivan Arts and Culture Endowed Fund -- $4,548.00

Town of Normal, Harmon Arts Grant -- $1,200

The Amateur Chamber Music Players - The Chamber Music Network -- $1,700 for two student scholarships.  Scholarship recipients must be high school students who enroll in the entire festival and would not be able to attend without financial support.

This program is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency through federal funds provided by the National Endowment for the Arts. The Illinois Arts Council Agency has provided $3,660 for program support and high school internships.

Town of Normal, Harmon Arts Grant

Thanks to all our camp counselors, volunteers, supporters, and all organizations who provide scholarships for our students!

If you are interested in sponsoring the Illinois Chamber Music Festival, please contact us at


Illinois Chamber Music Festival at IWU
PO Box 2900
Bloomington, IL 61702-2900
(309) 556-3547