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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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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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Innovative BIPOC Composer Residency partnership with Classical King FM announcement

Dr. Quinton Morris with Davie Ann Ross and Ruby Ruo, top prizewinners of the 2019 Solo String Festival after their live performance on King FM 98.1. Dr. Quinton Morris is selected as the first Artist-Scholar in Residence and Key to Change joins as partner with innovative BIPOC Composer Residency, both…...

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Renowned Luthier Donates Violin to Instrument Library for Student Use

The Key to Change received a major donation in the form of a new violin (valued at $17,000) from David Van Zandt, a local violin maker, who has graciously gifted the instrument for the organization’s library. Van Zandt stipulated that the violin must be performed by a Black or Brown…...

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Key to Change Awards $11,000 in Daniel Ching Scholarships

“I was extremely honored and flattered when Key to Change wanted to start a scholarship fund in my honor. I’m overjoyed as these awards will give these young musicians the same opportunity I was given at their age, and all through the generosity of the entire Key To Change community…...

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COVID-19 Updates at Key to Change

Key to Change is committed to maintaining a safe and supportive learning environment for our students. Due to community health concerns relating to COVID-19, some Key to Change programs may be modified in the coming weeks. Please check back on this page for the most recent updates. Our Solo String…...

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Key to Change with the Seattle Symphony

In February three of our students shared the stage with the Seattle Symphony at a special outreach performance at the Renton IKEA Performing Arts Center. Amariah Strand, Alia Uffenorde, and Jasmine Wang all represented Key to Change and the broader musical community of South King County with their exceptional performances in a pre-concert recital. Key…...

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Key to Change Receives 2019 Best of Kent Award

KENT September 27, 2019 — Key to Change Studio has been selected for the 2019 Best of Kent Award in the Music Instructor category by the Kent Award Program. Each year, the Kent Award Program identifies companies that we believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and…...

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