A b o u t U s
Emily Zhao founded the Sound of Wishes Ensemble (SoWE) in 2017. This group, currently 7 members strong, aims to both promote cultural diversity within the community as well as support programs that help kids in need.
SoWE performs throughout the Chicagoland area. Through playing, we hope to cultivate a better understanding of Chinese culture and music. It is our goal that more people will be able to play and enjoy the gorgeous Chinese zither, so we offer free lessons to anyone who is interested. These lessons provide students with the opportunity to learn the instrument, interpret Eastern sheet music, and understand the cultural background behind different compositions.
SoWE is a non-profit organization. We have various ongoing projects that follow through with our goals to help kids in need as well as spread cultural awareness in the community. SoWE also partners with different organizations throughout the year, one of the most important is Make-A-Wish Illinois . It is one of our biggest joys to help grant the wishes of children suffering from critical illnesses.
All donations to the Sound of Wishes Ensemble via lessons, performances, or other means will be directly put to use to support SoWE's various fundraising projects!
For performance, Guzheng lessons, or inquiries, please email us, email@example.com!