Bridging Cultures Through Music


"By bridging the language barrier through music, WKU violin students and student volunteers from the WKU Pre-College Strings Program will be able to quickly find common ground from which to begin understanding and communicating with students from other countries." -Dr. Ching-Yi Lin

I am excited to announce that we—the WKU violin studio and WKU Pre-College Strings Program—have received a $20,000 grant from WKU Sisterhood to start a violin program at Bowling Green High School. Starting in the spring semester 2018, I will take a team of student teachers and volunteers to teach the violin to English as a Second Language (ESL) students, many of whom are refugees living in Bowling Green now. This team of teachers will include undergraduate and graduate students studying music at WKU and local student volunteers. 

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Ching-Yi Lin