Summer Five for Five – Learn to Thrive
Leadership + Artistry + Musicianship + Performance + Fun

A Summer Camp for Young Violinists and Violists in South King County

June 25 – 29, 2018

Cedar Heights Middle School

The Key to Change’s “Summer Five for Five – Learn to Thrive” camp is a five day summer camp for middle and high school violin and viola students living in South King County (Auburn, Kent, Maple Valley, Renton, Tukwila and surrounding areas) who participate in their school orchestra programs.

During the week, students will have an opportunity to participate in group and private lessons, musicianship classes, studio performance classes, master classes with guest artists, theater arts classes, and an afternoon trip to the Seattle Art Museum, culminating in a final performance at the conclusion of the week. Students will learn to hone their leadership, creativity and musicianship in a learning environment that is safe and most of all, fun!  


Click here to see the full schedule of fun events we have planned for the week!


A youtube video recording of a scale and short piece (solo or orchestra part) demonstrating your performance ability.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Friday, June 1, 2018

Application Fee: $25.00 ($35.00 late application fee after Friday, June 1)

Tuition: $300.00

Financial Aid is available for families requiring financial assistance.

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Dr. Quinton Morris

Key to Change Founder and Director Dr. Quinton Morris enjoys a multifaceted career as a concert violinist, educator, and entrepreneur. A native of Renton, Washington, Dr. Morris has performed, lectured, and taught in over 25 cities across five continents, with an emphasis on providing education and musical materials to under-resourced communities around the globe.

Additional career highlights include solo appearances with the Seattle Symphony, three consecutive years of sold out recitals at Carnegie Hall, eleven years as Artistic Director of The Young Eight String Octet and a TEDxSeattle talk on “The Age of the Artist Entrepreneur.” Dr. Morris earned his Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Texas at Austin. He joined the faculty of Seattle University in 2007 as Director of Chamber and Instrumental Music and Associate Professor of Violin and Chamber Music. He is the first tenured music professor at Seattle University in 30 years and the second living African-American violinist in United States history to receive such a distinction.



Joseph Williams

Joseph Williams is an active freelance pianist in the Seattle-Tacoma area. Formerly a staff instrumental collaborative pianist at Oberlin Conservatory, he has performed at numerous venues ranging from the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. to various schools throughout Amman, Jordan. In addition to teaching piano at Federal Way School of Music and Annie Wright Schools in Tacoma, he directs Tukwila Kids Make Music, a program which offers group piano instruction to Tukwila children at no cost. Recently, he has enjoyed his work as a substitute choir teacher and behavior therapist.




Shaunyce Omar

Shaunyce Omar has performed on stages all around the world. She is a proud member of the Actors’ Equity Association and some of her credits include: Barbecue, Crowns, Black Nativity, The Wedding Band, My Heart is the Drum, The Pajama Game, Rejoice, Chicago, Hi Hat Hattie, The Wiz, Ain’t Misbehavin’ and Menopause The Musical – National Tour.  Her TV/Film Credits include The Librarians and Last Seen In Idaho to name a few.  Shaunyce’s voice can also be heard as the character Madison Grant in the State of Decay video game.  She is also the recipient of a Footlight, Broadway World, and the 5th Ave Theatre’s Subscriber’s Choice Awards.  In addition to stage and screen work, Shaunyce is a teaching artist and has taught in both public and private schools, arts organizations and overseas as a Master Sensei in Japan.  She holds a B.A degree in Theatre from Southern University and A&M College. Follow her at


Other Guest Artists TBA