Musician, composer, and educator Brian Kai Chin is fluent in western classical, jazz, and world traditions. Focused on using music as a universal language to bring people together and celebrate our shared humanity, Brian’s vision is embedded in his work as creator and Founding Director of Common Tone Arts, a non-profit arts organization dedicated to transforming lives through artistic creation. As the Chair of the Music Department at Seattle Pacific University, Dr. Chin has led an innovative 21st-Century curriculum redesign that encourages students to become cultural leaders by nurturing complete musicianship and creating socially conscious art. An active artist, Brian has composed various works for chamber ensembles, soloists, and vocalists. He is currently working on an opera exploring his Chinese American heritage titled American Phoenix.