ABOUT RAINCAT STUDIO AND TREBLED EARTH
Led by classically trained and award-winning piano teacher Jinye Wang, students from Raincat Studio are known for not only achieving musical excellence but also pairing their talent with community outreach. Fondly known to the Bay Area community as “Raincat,” Mrs. Wang seeks to empower her students through their music pursuits, with an emphasis on the importance of making a positive impact on the world.
Each class of Raincat Studio students selects the causes about which they are most passionate, and the studio has a history of supporting a diverse array of global and local endeavors -- including raising funds for the National Disaster Search Dog Foundation on behalf of the first responder canines involved in September 11th rescue operations, Katrina and 1999 Jiji earthquake victims, autistic children and their families, local homeless shelters and food banks, and even working with the U.S. State Department on international diplomacy efforts. Through Mozart to Muthanna, Raincat and her students partnered with the U.S. State Department to raise funds for soccer equipment for some of Iraq’s poorest kids in southwestern Iraq.
Trebled Earth -- a concert focused on raising funds to fight climate change -- is the latest student-led endeavor from Raincat Studio. When asked to research the societal issues they considered most important in their lives, Raincat’s students decided to focus their efforts on helping their planet as their generation faces an uncertain future brought about by climate change. They researched organizations leading the fight and voted to support the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF). In addition to preparing their respective performances, Raincat students -- ranging from ages 8 to 16 -- are leading efforts for each and every element of the concert experience -- from logo design and website development to research about climate change and ticket sales.
We are deeply grateful for your support and donations and hope to see you on July 31.