About the Absolute Music Chamber Series

The Absolute Music Chamber Series was founded in 2009 by Richard Sherman, professor of Flute, Michigan State University College of Music, in collaboration with Kathy Holcomb, owner of the Absolute Gallery in Lansing's historic Old Town. The mission of Absolute Music is to present the highest caliber classical chamber music in the European soirée tradition where music, art and hospitality are enjoyed in an intimate, informal setting.


The concert venue is Urban Beat Events Center. It has an acoustically superior space that can be transformed into an intimate performance hall seating up to 150 people. Each concert features internationally known musicians who enjoy performing in a cozy environment for inquisitive and appreciative audiences.

Board of Directors   2019-2020

Richard Sherman -- nationally known teacher, recitalist, soloist, and orchestral musician -- provides critical and innovative artistic direction for the Absolute Chamber Series.


In addition to his work at MSU Sherman plays in the Lansing and Jackson symphonies and for 25 summers has been a key member of the Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra in western New York.

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Carolyn Boger

Claire Berkman

Wendy Dougherty

Cheri Ermsher

Bill Fullmer


Madeleine Lenski

Melany Mack

Rich Patterson

Martie Repaskey

Richard Sherman