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Music :: Inquiry :: Transformation :: Community

Music has been central to my professional life for over three decades. As both a performer and teacher, I have made music in a wide range of settings — from concert halls to coffee houses; from formal ceremonies to music festivals. Over the past couple of years, music has become a spiritual container for creative process and expression, a way to explore creative space with others, and a way to connect fully in community.

Over the years I’ve met many adults who have been told, usually at some point in childhood, that they aren’t musical. This, I feel, is one of the great tragedies of living in our product driven, competitive society. Many express not only an interest in participating in music, but a deep longing for the experience that music making in community can bring. Getting to work with those who are opening to their own musicality is a constant source of inspiration and joy.

Leah Hokanson

pianist, vocalist, choral director, facilitator (Leah Resume)