Erik Elmgren believes that the role of artists in our society is to stand in the gap of cultural, social, and ideological differences and create experiences that reaffirm our connection to our shared humanity. As a saxophonist, educator, and writer, Erik’s work seeks to cultivate a holistic artistic practice that prepares musicians to become engaged citizens and transformative advocates for equity, inclusion, and healing within their communities. Erik holds a Doctor of Musical Arts Degree in Saxophone Performance and a Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Management and Leadership from the University of Georgia.
Articles by Erik Elmgren:
If we want the art we make to heal our community’s loneliness and pain and bring us back together again, then it has to be about more than creating a...