Diane Chaplin, Portland Cello Project—On the Importance of Arts Education
"We’ve been able to teach some of the students at the high school. I remember one particular time when we worked with them on a variety of different kinds of music—we coached them, we played along with them, and then they joined us for performance. I think for everybody, it was such a wonderful experience. It’s exciting for us to open doors to music for young people, and I think it gives them such a feeling of being special and a feeling of accomplishment to play along with professional musicians. I can’t wait until we can do that again, and I can’t wait until the next time we come to the Wood River Valley area."