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Description

The goal of the Rhapsody Program is to strengthen communities through song and spread the gospel of folk and blues music. Rhapsody is the integration of performance and teaching through public events and school workshops designed to facilitate cross-generational, cross-cultural interactions through the medium of music. 

We want regular folks--especially the youth--to understand that America’s folk and blues music is not a relic, but a thriving tradition. It’s not only about the fantastical, deeply mysterious recordings that we can all hear now on records or online. Music is a playground for the imagination with no barriers to entry. Even if you don’t have a voice to sing with, you can drum out rhythm with your limbs to talk about your sorrow, tell your story, and drive your blues away.


We’re trying to bring back something that has almost been lost. That is the understanding that you are not a spectator watching the tradition, you are a participant who can grow and expand the tradition.


We are working towards the day when every student has their instrument of choice available to them. They are in touch with the musicians in their neighborhood, and they are afforded regular opportunities during which they can study and perform with those musicians.


How to Join


We want you to get involved with our project, here are some of the ways you can do so:

- Attend and participate in our monthly concert series in Portland and / or Seattle. 

- Become a member of the program through volunteer work, receive free entry to all concerts as well as invitations to our special events. Volunteer work might include promoting concerts, graphic design, setup, cleanup, or signing up stewards to help develop the program.

- Apply to become a teaching artist through the program.

  1. -Become a steward of the program by donating monthly or annually. 


Read about our Youth Scholarship Fund

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