9/11

FtM founder Valerie Ghent featured in FEMA Think Tank

We are delighted to announce our founder and Executive Director, singer-songwriter Valerie Ghent, was a panelist in a recent FEMA Think Tank conference call, held on September 25, 2013. Valerie spoke about Feel the Music!, her own experience as a volunteer at the WTC site, and the role of music and the arts during the 9/11 recovery to a national audience. After her presentation, the call was opened up to questions and comments from disaster relief workers and from the…

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In Remembrance, with Love.

On this 12th anniversary of 9/11, all of us at Feel the Music! remember and honor those who tragically lost their lives twelve years ago. To all our families, to our extended 9/11 community, we send love and strength. As we remember, we love, we weep, and we find one another. Our journey together over these twelve years has made profound changes in many of our lives. Today, we join you in remembrance. In times of deep sadness and reflection…

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Feel the Music! at FEMA Think Tank – Innovating in Disasters

Feel the Music! Executive Director Valerie Ghent attended an all-day FEMA Think Tank on ‘Innovating in Disasters’ at the White House Eisenhower Executive Building in Washington DC on August 27, 2013. Over 80 innovators from the tech, art, public, non-profit, and private sector communities gathered to think about ways to improve the disaster survivor experience. A second event will be held later this fall to follow up on ideas generated in the think tank. We are honored to share what…

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Feel the Music! Fall 2013

WOW! Do we have a busy fall! Percussion workshops at VISIONS, singing & songwriting for seniors at St. Peter’s Church – all now posted on our upcoming Events page. The above music workshop series are launching in October, with culminating public concerts planned for November and December. We’re excited! And that’s not all, special events are in the works for music workshops at Columbia Presbyterian, Bailey’s Cafe and our annual fall retreat for 9/11 families. Stay tuned! & wherever you…

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Exposed on the Cliffs of the Heart…

All of us at Feel the Music! would like to take a moment to remember and honor the lives tragically lost 11 years ago; to send our love to the many they left behind; and to express our gratitude to those who courageously worked in the rescue and recovery efforts. On this anniversary we are also reminded that the past 11 years have turned children into adults, strangers into friends, and individuals into strong communities. We would like to share…

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UPDATE: Feel the Music! Press

If you missed the dozens of news stories and radio/TV interviews this past summer which covered our partnered 9/11 Reflections project and 2-day installation in Battery Park’s Gardens of Remembrance, we’ve updated our Press page with links to articles by CBS News, NY1, WFUV, Tribeca Tribune, El Diario, Epoch Times and more!

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NYC Master Chorale 9/11 Concert to Benefit Feel the Music!

On Saturday, September 10, 2011, 3 pm, at Church of St. Paul the Apostle (60th and Columbus), NYC Master Chorale will perform a 9/11 Remembrance Concert with the Empire City Men’s Chorus. NYC Master Chorale will sing Paul Leavitt’s Requiem and donations will be collected for Feel the Music!, a non-profit founded in the aftermath of 9/11 that uses music to bring healing to trauma survivors. Please join us for this very special concert performance. Feel the Music! extends tremendous…

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Feel the Music! Founder Valerie Ghent to Speak at Brooklyn Conservatory of Music

Singer-songwriter and Feel the Music! founder/director, Valerie Ghent, has been invited to speak at the Brooklyn Conservatory of Music on Sunday, September 11th. The Conservatory is holding a special 9/11 Commemoration Event in honor of the 10th anniversary of September 11th, with an entire day of events, including two concerts, one at noon and the other at 3pm. Ms. Ghent will speak at 12pm, preceding a performance by The Brooklyn Art Song Society. Admission is FREE. Brooklyn Conservatory of Music…

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9/11 Feel the Music 10th Anniversary Concerts – Reflecting and Healing at Tribute WTC Center

Feel the Music! has partnered with Tribute WTC Visitor Center to provide concerts of solo instrumental music of contemplation and reflection on the tenth anniversary of 9/11. Concerts feature outstanding musicians Itai Kriss, Hernan Romero, Sean Harkness and Alan Grubner, and will take place on September 9th and 10th, 2011, at Tribute (120 Liberty Street, NYC), from 2pm-4pm each day. FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 2011: 2pm – Itai Kriss ITAI KRISS is a dynamic flutist whose musical style encompasses Jazz, Latin…

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