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Guardians of Sound keeps acoustic sound, musicians, and instruments as fundamental components in the creation, performance, education, and technological evolution of music. We compose, arrange, perform, record, and teach current music using exclusively acoustic and orchestral instruments, and voices. By doing this well, we inspire today's music creators, producers, performing artists, educators and students to use acoustic sound, musicians and instruments in their work. We are multiple flexible ensembles of professional, pre-professional, and youth musicians infusing a more organic, less heavily processed sound into current mainstream music. The goals are to enrich modern music making with the presence of acoustic/musical instruments, to build a stronger, younger, and more diverse audience for musicians working with musical instruments and voices in modern music making, and to nurture the creative and intellectual curiosity of today's youth through the power of music making.

Everything in the universe is vibrating, and is affected by external vibrational forces including all of the cells, tissues, and organs of the human body. It is on a subtle level that is difficult to measure, and even more difficult to characterize, but we are strongly affected by the vibrating waves of energy with which we come into contact. Bringing more of our citizens, youth, neighborhoods, cities, and world into contact with the resonance of artful musical vibration is the aim of Guardians of Sound. The modern world must resonate with greater harmony. Achieving this is a collective effort in which music plays a vital role.


Guardians Of Sound enriches life through music. Guardians Of Sound enlivens the human experience through music making that promotes and employs acoustic sound, musical instruments, professional, pre-professional, and youth musicians.

Board of Directors:

Michael Chapman, Founding President & Director

Duquesne University School of Music Director of Classical Guitar Ensemble / Adjunct Professor Guitar

James A. Brown, Director of Youth Development, Homewood-Brushton YMCA; YMCA Lighthouse Project

Launcelot I. Brown Ph. D. Duquesne University School of Education, Department Chair, Educational Foundations and Leadership

Annabelle Clippinger, Director of PittArts, University of Pittsburgh

Linda Addlespurger, Director , Hope Academy Of Music and The Arts

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