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Violist Beth Chu Joins Key to Change as Faculty Member

“Joining the Key to Change family is the thing I am most looking forward to in this new academic year. I have been inspired and motivated by what I see happening between the students and their mentors and I am so excited and grateful to get to be a part…...

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Key to Change Students Receive Community Funded Scholarships

Left picture: Councilmember Dave Upthegrove presents Jolene Nguyen with a scholarship. Right picture: Members of the Ballard Rotary Club present Malak Ali with a scholarship.  Key to Change Students Receive Community Funded Scholarships This past Saturday, August 14, 2021 twenty-two students performed at Key to Change’s Summer Finale Student Concert.…...

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String Students perform LIVE on Classical King FM 98.1

Left to Right: Beth Gutherman Chu (Solo String Festival Judge), Dr. Quinton Morris, Executive Director & Founder, Henry Williams (First Place Winner of the Junior Division), Eden Pawlos (Second Place Winner of the Junior Division), Thea Weinbeck (First Place Winner of the Senior Division), Sean Maclean (host of NW Focus…...

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Congratulations!
Festival Winners Announced

The second annual Solo String Festival took place April 9-11, 2021 where 40+ middle and high school violinists and violists from South King County performed and competed for prizes at Seattle Symphony’s Benaroya Hall. Thea Weinbeck (senior competitive division) and Henry Williams (junior competitive division) took home first place, which…...

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Underserved student musicians play Benaroya Hall

Over a three-day weekend, forty-one student musicians who play violin and viola; and live and attend middle and high school in South King County will perform and compete for prizes, college scholarships and an opportunity to perform live on Classical King FM 98.1 at Key to Change’s annual Solo String…...

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Key to Change named as an inaugural recipient of Seattle Symphony’s Community Stages Fund

Key to Change is a grant recipient of Seattle Symphony’s inaugural Community Stages Fund. Through this award, the Seattle Symphony will serve as the host of Key to Change’s annual Solo String Festival on April 9-11, 2021. This grant gives Key to Change use of the performance and backstage spaces…...

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Classical KING FM takes steps to address issues of equity and inclusion

Feb. 3, 2021 Quinton Morris, associate professor of music at Seattle University and founder of the nonprofit Key to Change Classical KING FM 98.1, the Seattle-based, listener-supported classical music radio station, is moving to address issues of equity and inclusion, and taking steps to make classical music more accessible. KING…...

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Key to Change commits to fighting racism

January 11, 2021 Dear Key to Change Community: This year, we are making some important and very needed changes to our program to ensure that students in our string studio feel valued and represented, not only within our organization, but also within the musical curriculum and repertoire. While our organization…...

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Caleb Vaughn-Jones is the inaugural Composer in Residence

Caleb Vaughn-Jones, a classical cellist and composer will serve as the inaugural Composer in Residence at Key to Change. Vaughn-Jones will compose original works for both violin and viola for string students of all musical levels that they will perform in virtual recital in the spring of 2021. Based in…...

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