Silkroad’s Global Musician Workshop (GMW) is designed to foster a community of globally minded musicians, helping artists to learn from one another’s traditions and incorporate them into their own voices. An all-star artist-faculty teaches styles of music from across the world.
Each summer, Silk Road Ensemble cellist Mike Block directs a week-long Global Musician Workshop at DePauw University’s Music School, home of the 21st-Century Musician Initiative. In August 2016, Silkroad joined the Tanglewood Music Center to host the Global Musician Workshop for Tanglewood Music Center Fellows, talented young musicians trained in the western classical tradition.
In The Music of Strangers, Silkroad musicians reckon with the limits of art in the face of crisis. We know that music cannot stop a bullet or feed the hungry, but it can bring empathy and joy to places where they are in short supply. Silkroad musicians share the power of art making with communities from Queens to the Northern Cheyenne Reservation in Montana, and most recently with Syrian refugees living in Jordan. With your support, we can bring the joy of creativity to new corners of the world.