"Through this series, I want to grow a community of people who recognize and respond to the power of live chamber music. I believe that our enthusiasm coupled with serious artistic exploration, the dialogue of ideas presented through our programming, and the intimacy and informality of these concerts, make the series uniquely able to communicate the personal relevance of music..."
"In regards to our emphasis on creative collaboration, we believe that an opportunity for students of any age to work toward a common artistic purpose, through listening and responding to each other, will have broad, positive social impact. In addition, we see this as an opportunity for the two of us to work together and to combine our creative, performing and teaching lives in a way that is born out of our artistic values, and connects with a non-specialized audience…"
"I’d like to start a collective organization with other interested jazz musicians that will put on performance series, bring music to new venues/audiences, and develop strategies to promote music and make community more visible…"
"The goal is to have a place where someone can be creative and part of a creative community that is open, non judgmental and encouraging. Right now, it seems that the special needs community is a good fit but I don’t want to limit the scope. I want the bricklayer and the banker to be part of this community as well…"
"The School is open to everyone, at any age, to learn an instrument, or a rhythm, or a dance routine, or otherwise help us make music together. We value diversity, inclusion, egalitarianism and mutual love and respect, and we have mentors and players with all levels of experience, eager to help others learn to play too…"
"My goal for a community-based residency would be to see music become a full community event, something that draws in people of all ages to experience music and life together, to learn from and with each other. My desire would be to offer affordable or free music education—private and group lessons, ensembles, casual and academic classes, observations, music therapy—that would regularly bring people of all ages and skill levels together. Teenagers and adults grouped in ensembles; children and elderly paired as conversation and practice partners; people of all ages writing and sharing program notes at chamber music concerts…"
"I would love to create a program that is a community arts hub. I am thinking realistically about where I want to settle, the kind of community I gravitate toward, and where I would want to raise a family. I can picture myself in a small, rural community…"
"I want to bring classical music, and music making in general into a community that might not traditionally have access to it. I also would like to bring a new perspective to the classical music world and broaden the education standards of the classical tradition. I see children knowing many different styles of music, as well as improvisation and composition in their training…"
"I propose starting a school-based program of vocal music for middle-and-high school-aged students. These youth choirs will rehearse regularly after school and be open to all students without an audition. Instead of classical choral repertoire, this program will focus on folk and world music, taught by teachers with deep expertise and direct experience of these traditions…"
Sharing student project documentation and, more recently, my own.