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Rhapsody Project partners help us explore cultural heritage at festivals, schools, and community centers across the Pacific Northwest. As annual hosts for our program's Songster students, each partner creates more opportunities to study with culture bearers and perform live.

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Port Townsend Acoustic Blues Festival

The Centrum Foundation's Port Townsend Acoustic Blues Festival has partnered with the Rhapsody Project to bring young people from historically marginalized communities to the Acoustic Blues & Fiddle Tunes workshops. Our Rhapsody Songsters are given the opportunity to study with internationally renowned blues masters, facilitated by our instructors and chaperones. 


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Cultural Space Agency

The Rhapsody Project has partnered with The Office of Arts & Culture's (OAC) program to establish Cultural Space, and is currently working with five other anchor partners to collaboratively develop an arts hub on the second floor of King Street Station! The design process is ongoing, and the goal is to establish educational, performance, and studio space for artists and apprentices

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Office of Arts & Culture

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Northwest Folklife

Northwest Folklife has supported our mission to facilitate cross-cultural, cross-generational interactions through roots music since our inception. Our students and instructors have been featured for a two hour-long showcase at the NW Folklife Festival each year since 2014, and our concert series has been supported through their promotional support. Folklife also helps support the tRp Internship Program.

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NW Folklife Festival

Red Eagle Soaring

Since 1991, Red Eagle Soaring has mentored hundreds of Native youth, staged over 180 productions, and supported youth access to the healing power of Native cultural traditions which promote social, physical, and intellectual engagement. In bringing together Native youth to learn about the technical aspects and process of theatre, they also build a community of people interested in learning about, sharing, promoting, and supporting Native arts and cultural life ways.


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Totem Star

What was intended to be a one-off project slowly grew into a nonprofit organization through partnerships with organizations like the Juvenile Rehabilitation Administration, the Office of Arts & Culture, and the Jubilation Foundation. Totem Star is now a diverse community of young recording artists building life skills in communication, collaboration, and critical thinking through their creative pursuits in music production and performance.

Totem Star. Keeping kids off the streets, in the studio, and on the stage since 2010.


Totem Star

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Community Arts Create

The Rhapsody Project began as a program of Community Arts Create, a non-profit founded by Benjamin Hunter in 2010 to build community through self-discovery and shared experience. CAC is temporarily closes, but is iconic in Seattle's Hillman City—it's contributors still engage to enhance a richer way of life by creating harmony through creative expression within south Seattle’s diverse culture.


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The Beth & Kelly Show

Beth Fortune & Kelly Clingan Barr are fellow Seattle music education clinicians who are working to change music education for the better. Ms. Fortune is now the Orchestra Director at Ballard High School, while KCB is at Seattle Jazz Ed.


Supporters and collaborators of TRP since its inception, these two amazing leaders in music education are able to agitate for change while “laughing their butts off.”


Puget Sound Community School

Puget Sound Community School (PSCS) is an independent middle & high school, located in the Chinatown International District in Downtown Seattle, Washington.


PSCS offers a brave space for students and families who seek community-centered education, honest curriculum, student choice and accountability, social and global responsibility, and collaborative leadership.


Puget Sound Community School

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