Listening to Music: What the Music You Love Says About You!

Feb 5, 2024

Arts Empowering Life (Beauty, Truth and Faith in the Arts) presents an ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT LECTURE SERIES – FREE – In Person and Livestreamed to enrich your life through Music and the Arts and to bring Music Education to Young People

Experience the PREMIERE SEASON!  TUNE IN Saturday, February 10th at 3:30 & then WATCH anytime – CLICK HERE.

Tune in virtually to celebrate the power of creativity in Arts and Music as we explore, learn, and connect with renowned experts and enthusiasts. Ignite your imagination and deepen your appreciation of Art, Music & Culture. Join us for this unforgettable PREMIERE SEASON with music and art lovers from around the world.

Don’t miss an expert presentation on the discovery of the unique profile of each music lover by a brilliant and courageous trail blazer in the music industry.  Presented by Susan Rogers, Multi-platinum earning Sound Engineer for Prince and the hit album: Purple Rain; Susan was hired “sight-unseen” by Prince, working for him at the peak of his career. She is an author, doctor in experimental psychology from McGill University, and recent professor of psychoacoustics and record production of Berklee College of Music.

Susan presents a new model of music cognition describing the listener profile—a set of mental “sweet spots” where music’s features lead to the individual’s strongest response. Just as we do with food and clothing, our musical taste forms over a lifetime of positive and negative experiences to create a unique profile for each music lover. New research into spontaneous thought processes such as daydreaming reveals that the neural network forming our self-image increases its activity when our minds wander. This same network is also activated when we enjoy our favorite music.

Don’t miss this UPCOMING SERIES!

Low Brass Master Class & Trombone Recital: Where Words Leave Off, Music Begins
March 16 – Workshops: 10-12, Lecture: 3:30 p.m.
Mark Kellogg, DMA – Director of the Eastman Brass Guild and Co-Director of the Eastman Trombone Choir

Improvisation for Young and Old
April 13 – Workshop: 10-12, Lecture: 3:30 p.m.
Christopher Azzara, PhD – International Teacher & Performer & Eisenhart Professor of Music Teaching & Learning, Eastman School of Music

The Seventh Symphony of Dmitri Shostakovich: A Powerful Story of Hope In Troubled Times
May 18 – 3:30 p.m.
M. T. Anderson – New York Times Best-selling author & winner of the National Book Award

An Evening of Sonic Exploration: The Musical Fusion of Marimba, Art, Electronics and Voice
June 29
Maria Finkelmeier – Percussionist, Digital Media Artist – “a one woman dynamo!” (Boston Globe)

Celebrate Percussion!  Hands on Drum & Keyboard Workshop and Concert
Saturday, July 27
Ian Hale – A master instructor and performer of percussion – endorsed by Pearl/Adams musical instruments, Vic Firth Inc., Zildjian Corporation, and Remo Inc.

Be Inspired by the Arts!!


Sr. Genevieve Cleverly
(508) 737-8820


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