Community Engagement

We’re partnering with Project: Music Heals Us to deliver twice weekly digital bedside concerts performed by BDDS musicians for patients at Oakwood Village Assisted Living, Agrace Hospice, and now SSM St. Mary’s Hospital. Learn more by visiting

Channel 3000 features Bach Dancing & Dynamite Society’s involvement in
Project: Music Heals Us


BDDS serves young audiences by providing the highest quality performances to demonstrate artistic elegance and create transformational musical experiences.

  • Bayview Community Center
  • Boys and Girls Club of Dane County
  • EAGLE School
  • Franklin Elementary School
  • John Muir Elementary School
  • Lapham Elementary School
  • Lussier Teen Center/Loft
  • Madison Children’s Museum
  • Madison West High School
  • Meriter-Main Gate (Now Capitol Lakes)
  • Middleton Glen
  • National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts master classes
  • Overture Center
  • PEOPLE Program
  • River Valley High School
  • St. James School
  • Stoughton High School
  • Suzuki Strings of Madison
  • UW-Madison Junior Music Clinic


BDDS performs a number of free outreach concerts, bringing high quality chamber music to audiences that may not have easy access to traditional urban concert venues.

  • Attic Angel Place
  • Cambridge Community Center
  • Capitol Lakes Retirement Community
  • Festa Hispana
  • HospiceCare
  • Madison Senior Center
  • Middleton Glen
  • Oak Park Place
  • Psychiatric Ward, Meriter Hospital
  • Rural Musicians Forum, Spring Green
  • Sauk City Freethinkers’ Hall
  • Segoe Senior Center
  • Stoughton Area Senior Center
  • Sunday Afternoon Live from the Elvehjem


BDDS shares its talents with other organizations and civic groups in an effort to build mutual understanding and community spirit.

  • Bascom Hill Society
  • Downtown Rotary of Madison
  • International Breast Cancer Research Foundation
  • Leadership Greater Madison
  • Odyssey Project
  • Optimists Club of Sauk City
  • Overture Center for the Arts
  • Sister City Madison Fest in Freiburg, Germany
  • Spring Green Sesquicentennial
  • The United
  • University West End Club
  • University of Wisconsin Alumni Association
  • Waisman Center
  • Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts, and Letters
  • Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce

Violinist Paran Amirinazari, an avid chamber musician, is a founding member and artistic drector of the Willy Street Chamber Players. She is a former member of the Hunt String Quartet and has recently earned her Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

A native of Madison, Wisconsin, cellist TRACE JOHNSON received his Bachelor of Music in cello performance from the Cleveland Institute of Music in 2012 and was recently awarded his Master of Music degree at the Lynn Conservatory in Boca Raton, Florida. As the first place winner in the conservatory's annual concerto competition, he performed the Brahms Double Concerto with the Lynn Philharmonia in 2014. Later that fall, he won first prize in the 2014 Lyric Chamber Society of New York's chamber competition, and in 2016 he performed in a New York debut concert with fellow Lynn Conservatory musicians at the Kosciuszko Foundation. For the past two summers, Mr. Johnson has appeared in both orchestral and chamber ensembles as a fellow with the Atlantic Music Festival. He has also participated in other summer festivals including the Meadowmount School of Music, Orford Centre d'Arts, and Apple Hill Center for Chamber Music. Mr. Johnson is currently working in a variety of performing ensembles in South Florida and is a section cellist with the Symphony of the Americas in Ft. Lauderdale. Mr. Johnson is a member of the BDDS Dynamite Factory, a program featuring young artists. (Website)

Bass-Baritone TIMOTHY JONES has performed in opera houses and with symphony orchestras in the U.S., Ecuador, Mexico, and the Czech Republic. He has appeared with the Cleveland Orchestra, Dallas Symphony, St. Petersburg Chamber Orchestra, San Antonio Symphony, and the Jacksonville Symphony. In opera houses he has performed leading roles in The Marriage of Figaro, Carmen, Die Zauberflöte, Così fan tutte, Don Giovanni, Don Pasquale, La Bohème, Falstaff, Macbeth, and La Traviata. He has been a frequent guest with the Victoria Bach Festival, New Texas Festival, Round Top Music Festival, Ars Lyrica Houston, Cactus Pear Music Festival, and the Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble. As a committed performer of contemporary music, Mr. Jones has commissioned and premiered many compositions by leading composers of our time. He lives in Houston, where he serves on the faculty of the University of Houston. (Website)