I love music. I love creating. I love process. I have a life-long love of learning, teaching, and helping others improve their craft. To see this center launch is to see a dream come to reality. For years, I have been building materials and working toward the goal of creating a portal that can wear three hats at once: a resource for creative people of all types, an intellectual incubator for thoughts on how talent works, and a practical bridge to application. I have long aspired for a tool to broaden the impact of my work as both a pedagogue and a creating artist. In retrospect, I have been building this center since I first fell in love with music at age 11. I strive to keep that joy of learning and the ‘play’ in playing music in every endeavor!
Dr. Brian Chin is an Associate Professor of Music at Seattle Pacific University and the Artistic Director of Common Tone Arts.