About Fontana

Fontana seeks to enrich the human spirit by supporting the creation and performance of high-quality chamber music within the diverse communities we serve. We present traditional and modern music performed by small ensembles.

Presenting great musicians

Fontana’s programming features an extensive array of world-renowned performers – both established and emerging – and diverse programming ranging from classical to contemporary to jazz.

Delivered in traditional as well as alternative settings, Fontana presents a mainstage concert series from September through May, held primarily at the Dalton Center Recital Hall on the campus of Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo.

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Enriching our community

Among its innovative and broad-based strategies designed to diversify audiences and increase accessibility are Fontana’s commitment to collaborations with other arts organizations and a ticket pricing structure that includes substantial discounts for students and young adults age 25 and under.

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Our Staff

Office Hours

Our office hours are generally Monday – Thursday: 9:30 AM – noon. It is best to call first to confirm.

Board of Directors

  • Chris Shook, Chair
  • Kim Melvin, Treasurer
  • Mary Oudsema, Secretary
  • David Bernard
  • Rick Johnson
  • Connie Kamerling
  • Andrew Koehler
  • Patty Smetana, Marketing Committee Chair
  • Dr. L. Marshall Washington, PhD
  • Charles Wattles, Finance Committee Chair

Community Engagement Staff

  • Bradley Wong, Director
  • Dr. Tina Gorter, DMA, Collaborative Outreach Coordinator
  • Cori Somers, BRAVO! Competition Coordinator

Fontana Chamber Arts is a 501 (c)(3) tax-exempt non-profit organization.

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