Create. Inspire. Act.

inspiring positive change for our diverse world

through arts education and music


We believe that creativity in the arts is a universal human need and that music is our true universal language. Common Tone Arts was conceived on the premise that the Northwest will continue to grow as a world center for art, culture, and education. Art is a powerful force for positive change and Common Tone Arts is a visionary organization that can provide the vehicle and framework to facilitate conversations and grow together. 



common tone arts fulfills its imperatives through the

following Programs:

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.

MOSCOW CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL

Presented by Common Tone Arts, The Moscow Chamber Music Festival features Northwest musicians performing diverse musical styles within intimate settings. Embedded in local business, we aspire to raise enough in underwriting to make this festival free and open to the public.

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.