Founding Director


Violist Molly Carr enjoys a diverse musical career as recitalist, chamber musician, educator and artistic director. She was a top prize winner in the Primrose International Viola Competition, made her New York solo debut at Lincoln Center with the Juilliard Orchestra, and has performed in festivals across North America, Europe, and Asia.  Ms. Carr is a member of the Solera Quartet, Quartet in Residence at the University of Notre Dame, and is the founding/executive and artistic director of PROJECT: MUSIC HEALS US. Ms. Carr earned her Bachelor and Master of Music degrees from the Juilliard School and currently serves on the viola faculty of the Juilliard School's PreCollege Program. [See full bio under "2018-2019 Season Artists"]




Director of Prison Outreach

& Program Development

The New York Times has hailed cellist Andrew Janss for his "glowing tone," "insightful musicianship," and "sumptuous elegance." Andrew has collaborated in concert with a long list of the world’s greatest artists, including Itzhak Perlman, Pinchas Zukerman, Leon Fleisher, and Richard Goode (at the Marlboro Music Festival). He has performed as principal cellist of the renowned Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, and was a CMS2 artist at the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. Andrew also loves collaborations that take him outside of the concert hall. In 2015 he joined the cello rock band Break of Reality for tours of Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, Azerbaijan, Brazil, and Haiti. Janss’ arrangement of Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon for string quartet and singer was attended by over 5,000 concertgoers in Los Angeles to rave reviews. Andrew is a member of the Solera Quartet, in residence at the University of Notre Dame, and is also the former Program Director of the Omega Ensemble. [See full bio under "2018-2019 Season Artists"]