Music touches us all in ways that are hard to explain. During the pandemic we have craved live music from our favorite musicians, missed meeting in our community choirs and bands, and have desperately wished we could play music with our friends. What makes music so important in times like this? Join Rhia Foster as she explores American music history and music as a conversation. From field hollers to gospel, jazz to hip hop, we’ll explore the backbone and community behind some of America’s most prominent music, the conversations they started, and why music means so much to us- especially in hard times like these.
Rhia Foster, a native of Cashmere, Wa, is the Music Program Director at Wenatchee Valley College. She earned degrees in performance and music business at Berklee College of Music where her love for musicology began. She loves living in the PNW again and enjoys hiking, gardening, and getting to play music with people she loves in the Wenatchee Valley.