Our mission is to enrich and enhance the quality of life for North Texans, especially families and children, through free concerts of classical music and educational activities.
Fine Arts Chamber Players (FACP) has been serving the Dallas community for 38 seasons. We operate with a vision that quality music performances and music education should be accessible to all, regardless of socio-economic status or musical experience.
FACP was founded in 1981 by Rogene Russell and Charles Price, in collaboration with the Dallas Museum of Fine Arts at Fair Park (FACP's namesake). The Basically Beethoven Festival, a free concert series, began that year and quickly became known as the region's premier summer chamber music festival. In 1984, the museum moved to a new home in the downtown Dallas Arts District and was renamed the Dallas Museum of Art, where FACP began producing the Bancroft Family Concert series.
FACP offers Music Residencies, which provide individual or small-group instruction by professional musicians/teachers, in select Dallas public schools. Currently, FACP staffs voice residencies at three Dallas ISD high schools (one of which also has a piano residency), and provides the only music education opportunity at Peak Preparatory Academy with an after-school violin program for 4 - 8 grade. These programs are free for students.
Additionally, FACP oversees two performance troupes, Dream Collectors and Music A-Z. These musicians/entertainers lead auditorium programs or classroom demonstrations.