Performing with the ICCSO for the love of music

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Article following published by the Iowa City Press Citizen, available at


Recently, my wife, Miera Kim, and I had a very big decision to make regarding our professional lives. The board of Red Cedar Chamber Music offered us the positions of executive director, artistic director and core ensemble. We chose to accept Red Cedar’s proposal to take over the nonprofit in July 2016. After more than two decades of making our livings working for a baker’s dozen of employers as independent artist-teachers, we had to make some hard choices. To make room in our lives for full-time employment, we would have to give up many of the wonderful associations that have made our professional lives so rewarding for the last 20 years.


Mozart Mosh 2015

Chamber music enthusiasts everywhere are invited to participate in the annual WORLDWIDE PLAY-IN, founded and nurtured by ACMP-The Chamber Music Network (see

This year Iowa City is holding a MOZART MOSH on Sunday, March 8, from noon to 6:00 pm at the Preucil School of Music, North Campus.

The website:

Players of all ages are encouraged to put together ensembles to play Mozart chamber music: string quartets, viola quintets, piano quartets, the horn quintet, the flute and oboe quartets, the clarinet quintet, string trios and more!

Gather your friends and join in!
Plan now and reserve your time and place!
You can even play in more than one group!

Spring 2015 Orchestra Information

The Spring 2014 concert will be Sunday, April 19th at 3:00 at the Englert Theatre. Dress rehearsal is on Saturday, April 18th at the Englert, 9:00 am – noon. There will be a reception to follow in the gallery of the theatre. More details on that as we get closer.

Rehearsals are Tuesdays, 7:30-9:30 pm at Preucil School North Campus (driving directions). All Tuesdays are currently scheduled, except for March 17 for Spring Break.
**The April 14th rehearsal is AT the ENGLERT.

Dues are $50.
No auditions required.

Feel free to pass along the message to any other interested string players and please do not hesitate to contact the ICCSO President by phone or email for any questions!

The tentative program will consist of Sibilius Rakastava, a Brook Joyce piece that was composed for the Iowa City Community String Orchestra, and Elgar String Serenade.