Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Music is Blooming at Key to Change!

Dr. Quinton Morris

Key Changemaker: Alia Uffenorde
Highlighting excellence in our community
"The violin is one of the hardest instruments in the world when you sit and think about it. If you can play the violin, you feel like you can really do anything."
-  Alia Uffenorde, Key to Change Violin Student

Our Key Changemaker of the Month is our violin student Alia Uffenorde! Alia began her musical studies by playing the piano, and a few years later discovered her love of the violin while taking an orchestra class at school. She now plays both instruments, and says that Dr. Morris has changed her idea of the phrase “Practice makes perfect” into “Perfect practice makes perfect.” Through master classes and other opportunities at Key to Change, Alia felt empowered to participate in additional ensembles like the Tacoma Youth Symphony.

Thank you Alia for all the music you bring to South King County!

Be a Part of Our Solo String Festival!

Key to Change is proud to present our inaugural Solo String Festival for middle and high school violin and viola students in South King County!

This one-of-a-kind festival offers music students in our region a bigger stage, providing not only performance opportunities but also a chance to attend a college preparation workshop, meet professional musicians, and compete to win prizes.

First place winners from the Junior and Senior Divisions will be awarded music scholarships for college and will perform live on the radio on Classical KING FM’s NW Focus LIVE program. They will also be honored in a private reception at the radio station with the students’ families, Key to Change board and staff members, and invited guests. Applications are due by Sunday, March 24, 2019.
Saturday, April 13, 2019, 9am-5pm
Riverton Park United Methodist Church
3118 S 140th St, Seattle WA 98168

Investing in Our Students' Futures:

Spring Salon Fundraiser

"The Spring Salon is one way to connect string students in South King County with the support of the community. The Spring Salon is an intimate gathering of friends and family, cheering on youth who are dedicating their time and talent to learning the violin."

- Micaela Pearson, Key to Change Board President

We are thrilled to invite you to our annual Spring Salon Fundraiser at the beautiful Abmeyer + Wood Fine Art Gallery in Downtown Seattle! Join us for an afternoon of performances by current students, plus an opportunity to meet our board, staff, and other members of the local music community. Let's work together to celebrate our students' successes and pave the way for the next generation of young musicians in South King County.

Sunday, May 5, 2019, 2pm
1210 2nd Avenue, Seattle, WA 98101
Suggested Donation: $100

Lorenzo Marasso Master Class

We are excited to welcome renowned pianist Lorenzo Marasso to the Key to Change studio for a master class with our students. As founder of the String Orchestra Project and Bauhaus Records, Lorenzo brings a unique perspective to performance, collaboration, and entrepreneurship in music. Join us for one or both of his seminars with our students!
Thursday, March 21, 2019, 3:30pm
Renton High School
400 S 2nd St, Renton, WA 98057

Friday, March 22, 2019, 3:30pm
Mill Creek Middle School
620 Central Ave N, Kent, WA 98032

We have over 25 students studying in our Key to Change studio. Know a student interested in taking violin or viola lessons? Send them to us!

Together, we make music education accessible for students in South King County.

Your tax-deductible gift of music today helps us continue providing scholarships, instruments, one-on-one mentorship, and professional development opportunities to students in our region.

Comment by email:
Hi Bill, Thank you so much for helping with this.
Quinton [Dr. Quinton Morris]

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