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Music Link: Taking Music Off Campus and Into the Community

Music Link is a program devised by Sonja Myklebust, a D.M.A. cellist at the UW School of Music, in collaboration with the Meany Center. Music Link leverages UW’s unique position as a leading educational institution to amplify chamber music outreach possibilities and train graduating musicians in school and community outreach techniques.

Music Link pairs visiting artists with a UW student ensemble to provide mentorship and training that not only expands Meany Center's ability to serve local schools, but helps develop the next generation of community-engaged musicians. Participating students gain experience creating and performing a curriculum-based concert for Seattle elementary school students as a final project.

The Daana Quartet was the first group to participate in Music Link, training with UW School of Music professors Melia Watras and Dr. Patricia Campbell as well as working with visiting artists the Catalyst Quartet. Daana Quartet presented five educational concerts to over 550 elementary school students.

If you are interested in bringing a Music Link group to your school please contact Sonja Myklebust sonjaliv@uw.edu