Musical Traces was co-founded in 2016 by co-directors and pianist-composer sisters of Los Angeles, Emily and Kaitlin Webster-Zuber. The objective of Musical Traces is to discover local community spaces for students to “Play Aloud” through musical performances, tracing the development of classically trained artists with the spirit of storytelling.
Musical Traces collaborates with a variety of community partnerships in not-so-obvious spaces to offer the interdisciplinary wonders of classical music to an audience who might never happen upon a concert otherwise.
Performances have explored “Iconic Sounds” – understanding auditory sensations in engaging ways, while other community performances combine the traditional concert format, sometimes with an art installation or a dance presentation. Examples of these community spaces have been local libraries — our “public living rooms,” the Veteran’s Administration, the Blind Children’s Center, and house concerts.
In Summer of 2020, Kaitlin and Emily began the Musical Traces Soirée series, in which they hosted weekly Zoom concerts featuring their current musical projects, professional guest artists, and student performances.