The Mill Ave Chamber Players (MACP) is a professional chamber music ensemble based in Phoenix, Arizona, formed in 2007. MACP was a nominee for the 2016 City of Phoenix Mayor's Arts Awards, the 2017 Governor's Arts Awards and recognized at the 2017 Chamber Music America national conference for its work in community building.
For the 2018-2019 season, the Mill Ave Chamber Players will hold its ninth season of concerts at United Church of Sun City (Sun City, AZ), its sixth season at the Glendale Public Library, its five year as artists-in-residence at Central United Methodist Church (Phoenix, AZ), its five year as artists-in-residence at Cicero Preparatory Academy (Scottsdale, AZ) and its third year working with the Phoenix Public Libraries.
Embarking on its eleventh season, the Mill Ave Chamber Players seeks to strengthen communities by presenting quality chamber music performances across the Valley. For the sixth consecutive year, MACP has received the Performing Arts Partnership Grant from the City of Glendale (AZ) to continue the 30 year-old “Live at the Library” series at the Glendale Public Library. Previously, MACP was awarded a grant from the City of Phoenix to participate in ARTSpace, an after school community arts program. Additionally, MACP has performed for the students of Rosie’s House: A Music Academy for Children, Phoenix Children’s First Academy and has partnered with the West Valley Symphony to perform for over 1000 students in the Peoria Unified School District. The Mill Ave Chamber Players has held residencies at the University of the Pacific (CA), Glendale Community College, and Paradise Valley Community College and holds an annual summer chamber music camp.
Recent featured performances of the Mill Ave Chamber Players include the 47th International Horn Symposium in Los Angeles (2015), premiere of John Steinmetz’s dectet “Three Pieces” with the composer and faculty at the University of the Pacific (2014), the International CALA (Celebración Artística de las Américas) Festival (2013), and the Southwest Horn Conference in Phoenix, AZ (2012).
The Mill Ave Chamber Players has recorded three albums: “Impressions” (2018) with commissions by John Steinmetz, Kerry Turner, Thomas Breadon, Jessica Meyer and Robert Springer, "What the Birds Said" (2016) the music of John Steinmetz and “Mill Ave Chamber Players” (2014).