Chamber Music Amarillo's History
CMA Becomes an Organization
Along with other Amarillo musicians in 1999, David Palmer began to find support for chamber music ensembles in the community; thus, Chamber Music Amarillo was founded, and its Directors have dedicated over 20 years to the organization’s artistic and financial direction and growth. In the organization’s early years, chamber music concerts were occasional and nearly always limited to the small audiences of a home performance.
CMA Moves into the Fibonacci
Within little more than five years, community enthusiasm for Mr. Palmer’s brand of chamber music spread and garnered even more support. With a desire for the art of chamber music to thrive and become an important part of the larger community, Dr. and Mrs. Brian Pruitt purchased and donated an historic building on Historic Route 66 to Chamber Music Amarillo for administrative and performance activities. We were given a home- its name is The Fibonacci Building.
Chamber Music has made a home the Panhandle
To this day, CMA maintains residence on 6th Street and hosts more than 30 traditional and non-traditional chamber ensemble performances throughout each season. The Panhandle has a tradition of neighbors helping neighbors, and Chamber Music Amarillo is the lucky beneficiary of this custom. We are mindful of our good fortune and are committed to remaining worthy of such generous support.