Founded in 2012, Sound Impact (SI) is a collective of musicians dedicated to serving communities and igniting positive change through live performance, educational programs, and creative collaboration. SI boasts a roster of renowned musicians who perform with groups such as the National Symphony Orchestra, Washington National Opera and Santa Fe Opera. SI has garnered support from Virginia Commission for the Arts and the Foundation for the Advancement of String Education for two consecutive years.
Thanks in part to the corporate sponsorship of Potter Violins, SI is empowered to reach more DC area communities. SI has an ongoing relationship with the DC Youth Orchestra, and has performed at the Kennedy Center, National Gallery of Art, Spain Arts & Culture, Costa Rican Embassy and the Ethical Society of Philadelphia.
SI has presented educational residencies at The ArtsCenter in North Carolina and the Roanoke Symphony in Virginia, where they reached 2,000 in three days. Joining Music at Kohl Mansion’s Music-in-Schools 2018 roster, SI will be a part of their programs reaching over 6,500 San Mateo County children. SI’s work in juvenile detention centers includes regular programs combining live performance with arts integrated education, impacting incarcerated youth in Washington, DC, Santa Fe, San Francisco, San Jose, and Santa Cruz. The Santa Cruz Sentinel reported, “Sound Impact revives the evocative and visceral power of music that can too often be deadened in more formal concert environments.”
In 2018, SI is planning its fourth and fifth international tour to Costa Rica, delivering free musical education, live performances, teacher training, instruments and supplies for students all across the country.