Building community
through our roots

The Rhapsody Project is a community that explores and celebrates music and heritage through an anti-racist lens.

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Find out where to go


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Root yourself in the Layers of Your Heritage

In every program, we help students reflect and learn to see themselves more clearly. Interwoven with music lessons, our check-in questions and assignments give students new ways to understand themselves as people of culture.

Your ethnicity and your other visible identity markers reflect just a few layers of your heritage. The land you’re raised on, the communities that raise you, and the cultures you are drawn to study or absorb are also vital parts of you.

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Learn music as a social skill

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Youth

Our programs at King St. Station center youth ages 10-25, but we offer in-school programs for K-12 as well!

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Grown Folks

Our Face the Music program is a great place to start, we are building a multi-generational community!

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Public Jams

We host monthly jam sessions each month at different locations in Seattle!

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“We’re not just playing music, we’re actually learning and changing how people think about things, changing how the world works.”

Ari

Songsters Participant, 2018 to present
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“I developed my ability to think critically about race, to talk openly and vulnerably with my peers, and to examine my whiteness and privilege and how they play out in my own music appreciation and career.”

Andy Ferguson

Face the Music alumni
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“I am so grateful for the opportunity for Ari to have an outlet artistically and inlet culturally, the flow of it is something that I couldn’t do myself.”

Tana

Ari’s mom
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“[the program] gives you tools to learn about your own heritage and also about . . . the American experience through music. But also not just music-centered, [they] encouraged that you look into food, dance, and other elements of culture, encouraged to talk to elders and learn about where your family came from.”

Sam

Unbroken Circle program alumni
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“It is a community where you can go and play music, learn music, and take part in a supportive and nurturing community and be welcomed whatever that part might look like, it’s always there for you.”

Lillian

Songster program alumni

Ways to get involved

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Klezmer Jam

Monthly Klezmer Jam session for all ages, all instruments and all experience levels!

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Become a Resonator

Engage long-term with our community while sharing our values.

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Join Our Team

Join a diverse team that celebrates music and heritage through an anti-racist lens.

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Rhapsody updates

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Upcoming events

Events in June–July 2024

  • June 1, 2024 - Live at The Center!


    June 1, 2024

    Join The Rhapsody Songsters, Justin Golden, Briar and more as our community celebrates with a free concert at The Seattle Center!

  • June 3, 2024 - Generations in Groove


    June 3, 2024

    Register today for The Rhapsody Project’s newest program, Generations in Groove in Renton!

    The Rhapsody Projects newest program! Bring your whole family, and register today to let us know if there are instruments you’d like to learn. In any case, we’ll sing together!

    Family First Community Center
    16200 116th Ave SE
    Renton, WA 98058
    United States
  • June 4, 2024 - Drop-In Hours

  • June 5, 2024 - Unbroken Circle


    June 5, 2024

    Youth 25 years of age and younger - learn music fundamentals and connect with culture bearers from across Seattel!

    Register here: https://revenue-usa.keela.co/unbroken-circle-registration

     

    How to Access The Rhapsody Workshop at King Street Station

    If you enter through the double doors after walking across the plaza that faces Jackson Street, we're the 2nd door on your left after you enter the building.

    If you are driving to the space enter through the Amtrak Station, take the elevator to the 2nd floor, take a left, another left, and we're the first door on the right.

    We recommend you use mass transit, as there is only limited street parking available for those driving to the building.

    If you have to drive, park on (or near King Street) between the Station and 1st avenue.  Parking near the Jackson Street Plaza is not a good option.

    King Street Station (2nd Floor)
    303 S Jackson St
    Seattle, WA
  • June 6, 2024 - New Orleans Jazz Jam & Speakeasy Sessions


    June 6, 2024

    Reserve your seat here (pay what you want)

    Intermediate and advanced musicians have opportunities to play New Orleans and prohibition-era jazz, and all ages are welcomed to bring the whole family as The Rhapsody Project and Black & Tan Hall co-host these bi-monthly music sessions!

    Schedule:

    6pm - 8pm | Open Jam 

    8pm - 9pm | Sit-In Opportunities the Live House Band 

    9pm - 10pm | Featured Performers 

    1st & 3rd Thursdays of each month

    Contact Joe Seamons with questions: info@therhapsodyproject.org

    Black & Tan Hall
  • June 10, 2024 - Generations in Groove


    June 10, 2024

    Register today for The Rhapsody Project’s newest program, Generations in Groove in Renton!

    The Rhapsody Projects newest program! Bring your whole family, and register today to let us know if there are instruments you’d like to learn. In any case, we’ll sing together!

    Family First Community Center
    16200 116th Ave SE
    Renton, WA 98058
    United States
  • June 11, 2024 - Drop-In Hours

  • June 12, 2024 - Unbroken Circle


    June 12, 2024

    Youth 25 years of age and younger - learn music fundamentals and connect with culture bearers from across Seattel!

    Register here: https://revenue-usa.keela.co/unbroken-circle-registration

     

    How to Access The Rhapsody Workshop at King Street Station

    If you enter through the double doors after walking across the plaza that faces Jackson Street, we're the 2nd door on your left after you enter the building.

    If you are driving to the space enter through the Amtrak Station, take the elevator to the 2nd floor, take a left, another left, and we're the first door on the right.

    We recommend you use mass transit, as there is only limited street parking available for those driving to the building.

    If you have to drive, park on (or near King Street) between the Station and 1st avenue.  Parking near the Jackson Street Plaza is not a good option.

    King Street Station (2nd Floor)
    303 S Jackson St
    Seattle, WA
  • June 17, 2024 - Face the Music: Alumni Hang and 1 other event


    June 17, 2024

    Rhapsody Project is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

    Join Zoom Meeting
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    Meeting ID: 885 7400 9852

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    June 17, 2024

    Register today for The Rhapsody Project’s newest program, Generations in Groove in Renton!

    The Rhapsody Projects newest program! Bring your whole family, and register today to let us know if there are instruments you’d like to learn. In any case, we’ll sing together!

    Family First Community Center
    16200 116th Ave SE
    Renton, WA 98058
    United States
  • June 18, 2024 - Drop-In Hours

  • June 19, 2024 - Unbroken Circle


    June 19, 2024

    Youth 25 years of age and younger - learn music fundamentals and connect with culture bearers from across Seattel!

    Register here: https://revenue-usa.keela.co/unbroken-circle-registration

     

    How to Access The Rhapsody Workshop at King Street Station

    If you enter through the double doors after walking across the plaza that faces Jackson Street, we're the 2nd door on your left after you enter the building.

    If you are driving to the space enter through the Amtrak Station, take the elevator to the 2nd floor, take a left, another left, and we're the first door on the right.

    We recommend you use mass transit, as there is only limited street parking available for those driving to the building.

    If you have to drive, park on (or near King Street) between the Station and 1st avenue.  Parking near the Jackson Street Plaza is not a good option.

    King Street Station (2nd Floor)
    303 S Jackson St
    Seattle, WA
  • June 24, 2024 - Generations in Groove and 1 other event


    June 24, 2024

    Register today for The Rhapsody Project’s newest program, Generations in Groove in Renton!

    The Rhapsody Projects newest program! Bring your whole family, and register today to let us know if there are instruments you’d like to learn. In any case, we’ll sing together!

    Family First Community Center
    16200 116th Ave SE
    Renton, WA 98058
    United States


    June 24, 2024

    Our bi-monthly Klezmer Jam is for all instruments and all levels of experience. We will begin each session with beginner-friendly activities so people who are unfamiliar with them have a chance to learn. The idea is for there to be something for everyone, whether you've played this music for five minutes or for five decades.

    Future sessions will be second and fourth Mondays.

    For more information visit: https://therhapsodyproject.org/yiddish-music-and-heritage-trp/#klezmer-jam

    The Couth Buzzard
  • June 25, 2024 - Drop-In Hours

  • June 26, 2024 - Unbroken Circle


    June 26, 2024

    Youth 25 years of age and younger - learn music fundamentals and connect with culture bearers from across Seattel!

    Register here: https://revenue-usa.keela.co/unbroken-circle-registration

     

    How to Access The Rhapsody Workshop at King Street Station

    If you enter through the double doors after walking across the plaza that faces Jackson Street, we're the 2nd door on your left after you enter the building.

    If you are driving to the space enter through the Amtrak Station, take the elevator to the 2nd floor, take a left, another left, and we're the first door on the right.

    We recommend you use mass transit, as there is only limited street parking available for those driving to the building.

    If you have to drive, park on (or near King Street) between the Station and 1st avenue.  Parking near the Jackson Street Plaza is not a good option.

    King Street Station (2nd Floor)
    303 S Jackson St
    Seattle, WA
  • June 29, 2024 - The Resonator Stomp!

  • July 1, 2024 - Generations in Groove


    July 1, 2024

    Register today for The Rhapsody Project’s newest program, Generations in Groove in Renton!

    The Rhapsody Projects newest program! Bring your whole family, and register today to let us know if there are instruments you’d like to learn. In any case, we’ll sing together!

    Family First Community Center
    16200 116th Ave SE
    Renton, WA 98058
    United States
  • July 2, 2024 - Drop-In Hours

  • July 4, 2024 - New Orleans Jazz Jam & Speakeasy Sessions


    July 4, 2024

    Reserve your seat here (pay what you want)

    Intermediate and advanced musicians have opportunities to play New Orleans and prohibition-era jazz, and all ages are welcomed to bring the whole family as The Rhapsody Project and Black & Tan Hall co-host these bi-monthly music sessions!

    Schedule:

    6pm - 8pm | Open Jam 

    8pm - 9pm | Sit-In Opportunities the Live House Band 

    9pm - 10pm | Featured Performers 

    1st & 3rd Thursdays of each month

    Contact Joe Seamons with questions: info@therhapsodyproject.org

    Black & Tan Hall
  • July 8, 2024 - Generations in Groove and 1 other event


    July 8, 2024

    Register today for The Rhapsody Project’s newest program, Generations in Groove in Renton!

    The Rhapsody Projects newest program! Bring your whole family, and register today to let us know if there are instruments you’d like to learn. In any case, we’ll sing together!

    Family First Community Center
    16200 116th Ave SE
    Renton, WA 98058
    United States


    July 8, 2024

    Our bi-monthly Klezmer Jam is for all instruments and all levels of experience. We will begin each session with beginner-friendly activities so people who are unfamiliar with them have a chance to learn. The idea is for there to be something for everyone, whether you've played this music for five minutes or for five decades.

    Future sessions will be second and fourth Mondays.

    For more information visit: https://therhapsodyproject.org/yiddish-music-and-heritage-trp/#klezmer-jam

    The Couth Buzzard
  • July 9, 2024 - Drop-In Hours

  • July 15, 2024 - Generations in Groove


    July 15, 2024

    Register today for The Rhapsody Project’s newest program, Generations in Groove in Renton!

    The Rhapsody Projects newest program! Bring your whole family, and register today to let us know if there are instruments you’d like to learn. In any case, we’ll sing together!

    Family First Community Center
    16200 116th Ave SE
    Renton, WA 98058
    United States
  • July 16, 2024 - Drop-In Hours

  • July 22, 2024 - Generations in Groove and 1 other event


    July 22, 2024

    Register today for The Rhapsody Project’s newest program, Generations in Groove in Renton!

    The Rhapsody Projects newest program! Bring your whole family, and register today to let us know if there are instruments you’d like to learn. In any case, we’ll sing together!

    Family First Community Center
    16200 116th Ave SE
    Renton, WA 98058
    United States


    July 22, 2024

    Our bi-monthly Klezmer Jam is for all instruments and all levels of experience. We will begin each session with beginner-friendly activities so people who are unfamiliar with them have a chance to learn. The idea is for there to be something for everyone, whether you've played this music for five minutes or for five decades.

    Future sessions will be second and fourth Mondays.

    For more information visit: https://therhapsodyproject.org/yiddish-music-and-heritage-trp/#klezmer-jam

    Left Bank Books
  • July 23, 2024 - Drop-In Hours

  • July 29, 2024 - Generations in Groove


    July 29, 2024

    Register today for The Rhapsody Project’s newest program, Generations in Groove in Renton!

    The Rhapsody Projects newest program! Bring your whole family, and register today to let us know if there are instruments you’d like to learn. In any case, we’ll sing together!

    Family First Community Center
    16200 116th Ave SE
    Renton, WA 98058
    United States
  • July 30, 2024 - Drop-In Hours