I can’t tell you how many musicians I’ve met in the past few years who are hungry to contribute their gifts to the political conversation but can’t seem to find an effective outlet. Offering an exciting solution, VOTESart, a non-partisan organization founded by violinists Alex Fortes and Becky Anderson, works to provide musicians with the resources and support to engage their local communities in the political process.
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Educator Diane Downs believes that everyone can improvise and be a creative musician. With that philosophy, she founded The Louisville Leopard Percussionists, a performing ensemble of young musicians, ages 7–14, who learn to play mallet instruments and drum sets entirely by ear.