Sonic Escape features Maria Kaneko Millar (violin) and Shawn Wyckoff (flute), a pair of Juilliard graduates whose blend of hyper-instrumentals, stories, moves and original works is "wonderfully imaginative... with a wide-ranging, anything-goes sense of fun." (The Washington Post)

Sakura for Solo Violin

We’ve just released the official video for Sakura, filmed at the historic Maymont Japanese Garden in Richmond, VA! Since 2019, Maria’s creation for solo violin has been part of ABRSM’s violin curriculum which is taught in 93 countries. Want to play Sakura? Buy it at our STORE.

The Fearless Performer Series

Join Maria LIVE on YouTube from August 13 – 19, 2022 @ 1 pm EST as she discusses the 7 essential elements that will make your performances extraordinary! This free series will feature a talk each day followed by a premiere from Maria’s recent Celtic/Classical show with the Victoria Symphony conducted by Sean O’Loughlin.

Adventures in Music + Film

We spent MANY hours in a forest – not a person in sight – taking turns filming, playing (and swatting mosquitoes) to bring you our latest creation. Canada Council for the Arts’ Digital Originals grant – an initiative spurred by the pandemic to help artists, arts groups, and organizations pivot their work for online sharing – enabled us to purchase the equipment we used to film this (and also livestream). We are so grateful.

Watch Sonic Escape Perform for the Flute Center of New York

We had so much fun putting this performance together for you to enjoy! Dozens of livestreams (and our awesome YouTube audience!) have powered us to capture the best sound + video possible in a single, unedited take. This is the culmination of that hard work! We acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts. Click on pic to watch video:

This is our live show

We performed for a couple-thousand audience members at the Florida Music Education Association’s Annual Conference and, as luck would have it, we found a camera crew willing to fly down the aisles alongside us! We are so grateful to them for capturing our show… and to FMEA and Canada Council for the Arts for making this performance and video possible.

Sonic Escape’s Guide to Performing on YouTube

We are thrilled at long last to bring you our Guide to Performing – an in-depth romp through all things performance-related.  Tips, hacks and stories from the road that might just provide a nugget or two for aspiring musicians.  New episodes every Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

Sonic Escape’s music travels the world

We LOVE hearing from people who play our compositions!  Since we started offering our sheet music a couple of years ago, we’ve sold hundreds of copies in 40+ countries – Azerbaijan to Malta, South Africa to Japan.  Check out our store to see if there’s a piece for you!

Walking the Woods in Twilight