Music is the universal language. It transcends barriers and speaks to everyone, no matter your age or musical taste. Music and arts play an important role throughout our lives from childhood through adulthood.

Creative and performing arts are important for our youth, since they can help their physical and mental wellbeing, building confidence and allowing them to relax, while being inspired and challenged.

Music saves lives. Music and art education are a necessity, not a luxury. Everyone should have access to learn and explore music.

Harmonic Creative World in Williston, provides access to affordable music education for all. To make sure a person's financial situation is not a barrier to their dreams and goals.

Harmonic Creative World was founded by Meriel Lora the musical director at First Lutheran Church in Willison. Lora grew up in the Domincan Republic where he discovered his passion for music. As a child he would attend workshops for the National Youth Symphony Orchestra.

Their father couldn't afford to take them everyday, so Meriel and his siblings would take a 2 hour bus trip and then walk with their instruments in tow the 6 miles to the conservatory. His experience inspired him to make sure that an individual's financial situation is not a barrier.

The Harmonic program highlights the importance of music in the community by providing music and art resources, scholarships, mentorship opportunities to students regardless of their background. All kids who are public school age can study music for free through the Harmonic Program.

The Williston project provides free weekly private lessons to Williston-area students and weekly string orchestra rehearsals.

Students receive weekly lesson with top professional "Resident Artists" (highly qualified professional teachers) from around the United States via Zoom. There are both private lesson and group lesson options.

Every two months, their teachers come to town to have small workshops with the students before solo recitals and group performances.

The mission of Harmonic would not succeed without community support. Donations from amazing people like you, allow the network to expand and reach more music lovers and inspire them to chase their dreams. Donations keep events affordable and in many cases free.

To donate or sign up your kids contact Program Director Meriel Lora at 701-433-1797 or email

There will be a Harmonic Strings Workshop October 19-22.

Additional performances will be coming soon:

September 24-Harmonic Student Recital

October 22- Youth Ensemble Performance

November 19- Harmonic Student Recital

December 16- A Harmonic Christmas

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