ChamberQUEER was founded in 2018 by Julia Biber, Danielle Buonaiuto, Brian Mummert, and Andrew Yee, with a mission to program queer artists and composers; highlight historically under-represented queer figures in classical music; and provide an inclusive and intersectional space in classical music for artists and audience alike.
ChamberQUEER launched with a workshop performance at Branded Saloon, in Brooklyn, NY, in February 2019. Its first major event is ChamberQUEER 2019: a three-day festival at BAX/Brooklyn Arts Exchange and Branded Saloon this June.
In addition to the flagship concert series, held annually in Brooklyn in June during Pride, ChamberQUEER hosts community events such as reading parties and house concerts, and will soon expand to provide education and mentorship to emerging queer performers and composers.
ChamberQUEER is a recipient of the Brooklyn Arts Fund (BAF) cultural grant. Brooklyn Arts Fund (DCLA) is sponsored, in part, by the Greater New York Arts Development Fund of the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, administered by Brooklyn Arts Council (BAC).