Make Some Joy! Play the opening to “Ode to Joy” and send it to us

In times like these it’s even more important to find comfort in the little things. That’s why we’re inviting you to help us Make Some Joy!


  1. Grab any instrument you’ve got — a guitar or violin, an old casio keyboard, a harmonica or theremin… Or make your own instrument out of bottles or wine glasses or vegetables. Or just use your voice to sing the melody.
  2. Use your phone to record the audio or video as you play the first eight bars of Beethoven’s Ode to Joy. (Here is sheet music if you need it.)
  3. Send your audio or video to


We’ll post submissions here and at WTJU’s Facebook and Instagram pages.

Here are a few of our favorites:


Presented in partnership with The Bridge Progressive Arts Initiative and others.


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