The Lake Champlain Chamber Music Festival is founded on the idea that bringing musicians, audiences, and students together makes not only for great music, but also for a rich and rewarding dialogue for all. It is the Festival’s aim to inspire and nurture a lifelong appreciation for classical music throughout the community. We have world-class musicians and incredible music, but what surrounds the music and the artists is community. The enthusiasm and deep engagement of our audiences continues to astound us. In addition to a main summer concert series, the festival presents Bach-in-Church recitals, master classes for aspiring young musicians, festival seminars and meet-the-artist discussions, and other events.

Festival Staff

  • Soovin Kim
    Artistic Director
  • Gloria Chien
    Artistic Director
  • David Ludwig
    Resident Composer
  • Peter Espenshade
    Executive Director
  • Hannah Sweet
    Artistic Services Manager
  • John Canning
  • Kathleen Kono
    ONE Strings Teacher
  • Rachel Keyser
    ONE Strings Teacher


The mission of the Lake Champlain Chamber Music Festival is to inspire a passion for chamber music.


Our Vision – what our community looks like when we achieve our mission.

  • Programming delights and challenges diverse audiences who are enriched by an intimate and interactive environment.
  • Vibrant educational activities nurture present and future generations.
  • World-class musicians perform and are supported.
  • LCCMF is a financially healthy organization.
  • LCCMF’s collaborative partnerships sustain and promote a rich musical environment and the health of the arts community.