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14 years ago Sebastian Ruth, a violinist and recent MacArthur Fellow, decided against a “stifling” career as a professional musician to found Community MusicWorks, a nonprofit music organization with service at the center of its mission. A musician who lives, works, teachs, and performs in his own community, Ruth believes in the direct results of collaboration. Be captivated by the magic of music, learning and passion.


Sebastian Ruth is the founder of Community Musicworks and a 2010 MacArthur Fellow. With start-up funding from the Swearer Center for Public Service at Brown University, Community Musicworks began modestly in 1997 with 15 violin students. Today, CMW is a thriving organization with 10 professional resident musicians and more than 100 neighborhood children participating free of charge – some for as long as 10 years – regardless of talent or ability.


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