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Core Purpose: To promote well-being and inspire a lifelong passion for music.

Core Values: inspiration, well being, creativity, connection, excellence, wonder, lasting value.

Mission: The Olympic Strings Workshop engages and inspires string students through excellent instruction, enhancing the quality of life of the North Olympic Peninsula through unique musical experiences.


Philosophy: The Olympic Strings Workshop cultivates an environment in which students are encouraged to achieve their fullest potential as musicians, collaborators, and responsible members of a diverse, inclusive community.


Monique Mead

Founding Director

Dr. James Ray


Erin Hennessey

Artistic Director

Board of Directors

Dr. Katrina Weller, Chair

Marie Myers, Vice Chair

Dewi Sprague, Secretary

Dr. Charles Whitney, Treasurer

Administrative Staff

Luke Gavin 
Director of Operations & Communication

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