Create. Inspire. Act.
inspiring positive change for our diverse world
through arts education and music
Common Tone Arts was conceived on the premise that Seattle will continue to grow as a world center for art, culture, and education. We believe that Seattle will be a positive force in art in the coming decades and CTA is a visionary organization providing the vehicle and framework to bring it all together. The ability to find common ground is potentially the greatest challenge humanity will face in this century. We believe that creativity in the arts is a universal human need and that music is our true universal language.
common tone arts fulfills its imperatives through the
THE UNIVERSAL LANGUAGE PROJECT
Universal Language is an imaginative concert series rooted in the creation and performance of 21st century music and interdisciplinary collaboration. By bringing together diverse top-shelf professional musicians, genre-bending composers, and creative artists, the ULP aspires to create a body of work that can reach across generational divides, through geographic borders, and beyond cultural difference.
THE CTA MUSIC ACADEMY
Training Leaders for the 21st Century
The CTA Music Academy is an intensive institute for adult professional musicians and a camp for the young and aspiring. The Music Academy aspires to train the complete 21st century artist with skills in contemporary chamber music, improvisation, fundamentals, world music, business, and performance practice.
THE CENTER FOR TALENT IN THE ARTS
Affiliated with Seattle Pacific University, the Center for Talent in the Arts is a think-tank and research hub for the development of talent. The Center was created to encourage active student learning in people of all abilities and ages. The Center will contain a collegiate level open source music theory textbook, music fundamentals learning packages, and guest blog spaces for ideas on deliberate practice techniques.