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Join the Family
We invite you to become a part of the Carpe Diem String Quartet family of supporters. Your donation can be designated for a specific program, or simply sent to our general fund. Because we have neither administration or office space, every single dollar of your support goes directly to our community engagement.
The quartet, violinists Charles Wetherbee and Amy Galluzzo, violist Korine Fujiwara, and cellist Carol Ou, is dedicated to community engagement, and regularly performs programs specifically designed to relate to audiences of all ages and establish chamber music's relevance to their lives. Carpe Diem has developed several engagement programs by which they accomplish this.
Carpe Diem MusiCare
Concerts are offered without charge to those unable to attend regular concerts. This includes: free performances at senior citizen communities, assisted living and skilled nursing facilities, hospice centers, hospitals, Alzheimer care units, and regular visits to the Franklin County Juvenile Detention Center—a unique and unprecedented expansion.
Music Goes 2 School
Gives schools the opportunity to have Carpe Diem come right to their classroom—up close and personal. The quartet interacts with kindergarten through grade 12 students, offering a musical experience for the entire classroom, and works with string programs in side-by-side, sectional, masterclass, and individual instruction settings.
Music from the Start
Carpe Diem has teamed up with the Columbus Head Start Centers, offering a quality musical experience to pre-school age children in Columbus, Ohio, at no charge to the facility or to their parents. This program is made possible by the generosity of the PNC Foundation.
Free Family Concerts
Held at 1:00 PM on Sundays during concert weekends at the McConnell Arts Center, students and their parents can join CDSQ for an hour of intimate, interactive music making. With the younger listener in mind, we engage the audience with playful musical selections, discussion, and question-and-answer time.