The Gate City Camerata is a unique ensemble composed of UNCG School of Music string faculty and selected, enrolled string students. This chamber music experience affords students the opportunity to rehearse and perform with their faculty mentors – truly a rare learning experience. Since its inception nineteen years ago, this elite ensemble has performed throughout North Carolina and has accepted invitations to perform as featured guest ensemble at the North Carolina Music Teachers Association Convention and the North Carolina Music Educators Association Conference. In recent seasons, the Gate City Camerata has enjoyed two distinguished guest artist collaborations – performing with violinist, Dmitry Sitkovetsky on his Sitkovetsky & Friends chamber music series and also with violinist, Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg on the UNCG Performing Artists Series. The ensemble has also performed concerts on chamber music series sponsored by the Wilmington Chamber Music Society, American Music Festival, Pamilco Musical Society, Bald Head Island, and Roanoke Island Festival Park. Through an educational outreach component arranged with three of these eastern NC venues, the Gate City Camerata performed for more than 2000 elementary and middle school students. The ensemble typically performs without a conductor and has recently programmed works ranging from Bela Bartok’s Divertimento and Alfred Schnittke’s Concerto for Three to Mozart’s Divertimenti and Vivaldi’s Four Seasons.