Key to Change presents its annual Solo String Festival for middle and high school violin and viola students who live and attend school in South King County. This year, student participants will not only have the opportunity to perform for the festival judges but also attend and perform in various masterclasses, which will be held throughout the festival. Guest artists will work with student participants on repertoire, technique and other performance related topics. Student participants from all musical levels and backgrounds are expected to participate.
The guest artist masterclass instructors include Dr. LaTannia Ellerbe, instructor of violin at Jackson State University, Timothy Macek, instructor of violin and viola at Howard University and Satoko “Sandy” Yamamoto, associate professor of practice in violin at the University of Texas at Austin.
Students must register by March 21st and pay the $25 registration fee. The community is welcome to attend the festival free of charge. An RSVP is requested. Masks must be worn indoors at all times and attendees and participants must present a negative COVID-19 test in order to be admitted into the festival. For more information, visit our event page.