Fiddle-dancing for thousands in Tiananmen Square. A flute concert on skis in the mountains of Vermont. Couchsurfing parties in the Arctic Circle. A cross-country caper in a busted $500 minivan. Adventure abounds when art rules life, and sharing it with the world is what Sonic Escape’s about.
Shawn Wyckoff and Maria Kaneko Millar founded Sonic Escape in 2009. Armed with flute and violin, their game plan—use hyper-instrumentals to fill hearts with indescribable joy—has landed them on hundreds of stages across 38 North American states, provinces and beyond. Millar and Wyckoff push themselves to the brink, singing, dancing, telling stories, and above all, playing their hearts
out with a “wonderfully imaginative…anything goes sense of fun.” (Washington Post)
Wyckoff and Millar have galvanized audiences at Lincoln Center, Chautauqua Institution, Kennedy Center, Radio City Music Hall, The Gershwin Theatre on Broadway and Carnegie Hall. Their workshops and residencies have empowered students from Iqaluit, Nunavut down to Montgomery, Alabama and even their alma mater, The Juilliard School.
Sonic Escape’s latest offering--Speak like the Star You Are—transforms decades of stage-tested
chops into a motivational performance/talk on public speaking.
"What We're About"