Nistha Raj Wearing A Yellow And Gold Tunic In Front Of A Gray Background

June 5, 2024

W'Air Are They Now? Nistha Raj

With training in Western and Indian classical music, violinist Nistha Raj’s compositions blend tradition with innovation, transcending cultural boundaries to unite global audiences.

Arts And Social Justice Fellowship Reception In The Mansion

May 26, 2024

Artists Inspiring Artists

The distinct and transformative nature of Strathmore’s Arts and Social Justice Fellowship (ASJF), with core partner Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company, is what attracted mentors to the program—a concept each artist wished had existed when they were students. 

Bloom Concert Outdoor Audience

May 15, 2024

Good Hope Grooves

Strathmore's Bloom at Good Hope concerts in Silver Spring uplift the community and musicians alike.

Exhibition Opening Reception Crowd Gathers In The Lobby

March 27, 2024

A Crafty Spin on Classic Rock

Garner only began experimenting with embroidery about two years ago. “I’m not afraid to learn a whole new material or process if I think that’s what I’m excited about,” he says, “if that’s the project I want to do.”  

Josanne Francis Helping A Student Play The Steelpan

March 24, 2024

From AIR to Educators

Teaching excites Francis thanks, in part, to Strathmore’s AIR program. Although she already had an undergraduate degree in music education, “AIR is really where I felt my identity as a teaching artist blossom,” she says. 

Michael Wu Teaching An SCC Group

March 20, 2024

Creating Connections

In his own words, Strathmore Children’s Chorus Artistic Director Michael Wu explores the transformative power of singing.

Fred Ebb And Cathy Bernard

March 15, 2024

Legacy & Lyrics

“The Bernard/Ebb Songwriting competition truly complements the range of Strathmore initiatives that support and nourish artists moving towards professional careers,” says Joi Brown.

Drawing For Art Danni Dawes

March 7, 2024

A Brush with Opportunity

For the first time since the onset of the pandemic, Strathmore is presenting Drawing for Art, an exhibition and special event.

Terence Blanchard Fire Shut Up In My Bones

February 20, 2024

Terence Blanchard's Opera Odyssey

This April, audiences at Strathmore will have the chance to experience an opera that has not only made history but may also usher in a new era for the genre that serves a broader audience.



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December 11, 2023

Strathmore's Community Commitment

From its tuition-free Latin Strings and Percussion program in three Gaithersburg schools to its free concerts at Silver Spring’s Good Hope Neighborhood Recreation Center, Strathmore is on a mission to ensure that the arts are accessible to everyone. 

Mrs Claus Afternoon Tea In The Mansion

December 6, 2023

Mrs. Claus & More

Pop by the Mansion at Strathmore on a Tuesday and Wednesday, and you’re likely to find Janey Richards checking in tea guests at the front desk. However, you might also spot Richards drawing on her theatrical background to perform at specialty teas. This December, she’ll reprise her role as Mrs. Claus for the holidays, a tradition she’s upheld for more than a decade. 

Bloom Map

December 6, 2023

Bloom Map

Bloom is about helping the arts thrive and making sure everyone has the chance to experience them. This map shows approximate locations of current Bloom programs.

Air Play Siblings With Large Purple Kite

October 10, 2023

Q&A: Air Play

We interviewed Bloom and Gelsone, the self-described master clowns, about their gravity defying show, which will have its final Strathmore performance on the Music Center stage in November. 

Museum Shop Holiday Market Shoppers

October 16, 2023

Museum Shop Holiday Market History

Strathmore's annual marketplace in the Mansion offers a wonderland of one-of-a-kind treasures, with every purchase supporting local nonprofits and cultural institutions.

ASJF Project On Black Polo Players

September 28, 2023

Empowering Voices

This summer, 10 high school students from around the region culminated their six-month Arts and Social Justice Fellowship with a showcase of their individual projects.

Christian Douglas Min

September 27, 2023

W'Air Are They Now?

We caught up with Christian Douglas ahead of his arrival in DC with the national tour of Moulin Rouge! The Musical, playing at The Kennedy Center through September 24.  

Think Big Cafe Students Creating Art

September 13, 2023

Sparking Critical Thinking

Strathmore’s Think Big Café, a collaboration with Montgomery County Public Schools and Glenstone Museum, emphasizes creativity and learning.

Allison Miller River Project

September 6, 2023

Making the Leap to Center Stage

When all is said and done, these high-touch campaigns send the message to artists that “we believe in them and are willing to help them stretch to reach the spotlight,” Brown says. 

Strathmore Music Center Concert Hall

June 6, 2023

Best Seats in the House

With renowned acoustics and great sightlines all around, you can’t go wrong choosing a seat in the Music Center. Even so, we all have our favorites. Get the inside scoop from a few Strathmore insiders.

Helenlouise Pettis And AIR

March 30, 2023

Driving: A Metaphor for Life

Channeling her inner teacher, HelenLouise discovered she could fulfill her life’s purpose by investing in Strathmore programs that cultivate young artists and musicians—the Invitational Gallery at the Mansion and the Artist in Residence (AIR) program.

MCYO Philharmonic

March 17, 2023

Students Shine

“We won’t have a future filled with the arts if we’re not investing in arts experiences for our children today.” Through a myriad of education programs at Strathmore—including exceptional student performance ensembles—that vision is being realized every day.  

Arooj Aftab, Vijay Iyer, Shahzad Ismaily trio

March 17, 2023

Singing Our Shared Humanity

Singer-songwriter Arooj Aftab joins instrumentalists Vijay Iyer and Shahzad Ismaily for a transcendent performance in the Music Center. From the first time they shared a stage with their largely improvised, nearly telepathic performance style, they haven’t looked back. 

Exhibition Tour by Jim Saah

March 17, 2023

The Art of Installation

Our goal has always been to install art carefully, so it speaks a visual language and allows viewers to connect, be enriched, or be entertained. 


Allison Miller Playing The Drums

December 23, 2022

What the Water Gives Us

Get a behind-the-scenes look into Allison Miller’s inspiration for Rivers in Our Veins and how she drew inspiration from 5 American rivers.  

AMP Cocktails At The Drink Rail

December 23, 2022

(Re)discover AMP

The new season at AMP brings fantastic artists and a fresh food and drink menu. Discover what’s new, or if you haven’t been, find out what you’re missing!  

Sweet Honey in the Rock


A Sweet Celebration

Two of Sweet Honey’s current members, Christie Dashiell (2014) and Rochelle Rice (2015), are alumnae of Strathmore’s Artist in Residence (AIR). We interviewed Dashiell and Rice about their experience performing as part of this legendary ensemble.

Nature By Maya Lee


Nature-Infused Arts

Announcing our nature-infused arts series, an exploration of artistic work about the natural world by artists who honor and advocate for the earth.

Learn more


Teachers And Students At Spring Break Camp 1920X1080

June 10, 2021

Innovating for Impact

How Spring Break Camp’s new format inspired deeper—and more diverse—connections in our community and beyond.



Be Steadwell In Monuments At Strathmore

September 14, 2020

Monuments Featured Artists

Monuments: Creative Forces celebrates 6 artists whose past, current, or ongoing work is changing the shape of our community in essential ways. 

Yoko K Sen In Monuments At Strathmore

August 21, 2020

Creative Forces of Nature

In October 2020, Strathmore welcomed you back to our campus with an outdoor art installation that highlighted artists’ essential work as contributors to the community.

Deer Strathmore Masks

April 20, 2020

Covid-19 Updates

As you plan your visit to Strathmore, please rest assured that we are taking many careful steps to help protect you and keep our venues clean and safe. Read statements from our President and CEO here.



Manual Cinema At Strathmore

November 25, 2019

Low Tech, High Concept

Manual Cinema blends artistry, puppetry, and live music to celebrate the life and poetry of Gwendolyn Brooks. Get a BEHIND-THE-SCENES LOOK at the development of this dynamic work in Low Tech, High Concept from StrathmoreNews.

Cabaret At AMP By Strathmore

November 25, 2019

How A Musical Garden Grows

We’re celebrating 15 years of the AIR program! Alumni share how it—and one magical Betty Scott—impacted their musical careers in HOW A MUSICAL GARDEN GROWS from StrathmoreNews.

Ronald K Brown Min

November 8, 2019

Dynamic Duo

Ronald K. Brown and Arturo O'Farrill's newest joint work sparks "New Conversations."



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