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Feel the Music! at VISIONS

Feel the Music! launched a new program this spring at VISIONS! Renowned percussionists Bashiri Johnson and Gary Fritz taught weekly percussion workshops for the blind and visually impaired at VISIONS, engaging participants in rhythms and hand techniques. By the end of the workshop each participant could solo on their own drum! The series culminated in a wonderful concert, featuring all participants, on June 27th.  Congratulations to all our new DRUMMERS! This program is supported, in part, by public funds from…

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Feel the Music! Songwriting for Seniors Spring 2012

We are thrilled to announce our spring 2012 schedule for Songwriting for Seniors at Lenox Hill Neighborhood House, at St. Peter’s Church. Starting March 29, 2012, Feel the Music! will bring weekly songwriting workshops to seniors at Lenox Hill with renowned songwriting instructors Ina May Wool and Thomas Boyd. This free songwriting workshop series, will run for 12 Thursdays, culminating in a public concert. This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of…

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Feel the Music! fundraiser concert w/ Wool & Grant, Valerie Ghent, Amy Soucy – Feb 19, 2012

Join us for this very special benefit concert with Wool & Grant, Valerie Ghent & Amy Soucy – all proceeds to “Songwriting for Seniors”. Special guest MC John Platt of WFUV. DATE: Sunday, Feb 19, 2012 TIME: 3:00pm-5:30pm LOCATION: Le Cheile, 839 W. 181th St at Cabrini $15 contribution – all proceeds, including a portion of food/drink ordered during the concert, to Feel the Music! Senior Songwriting program About Feel the Music!: http://feelthemusic.org/ About Songwriting for Seniors: http://www.feelthemusic.org/new/feel-the-music-for-seniors RSVP on…

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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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“Tree in Bloom” Mural Created by 9/11 Families Unveiled at Tribute WTC Visitors Center

A mural painted by 9/11 families in the Feel the Music! mural project will be unveiled at Tribute WTC Visitor Center on August 18th, 2011. The painting, titled “Tree in Bloom”, is one of ten murals created by 9/11 families in Feel the Music!, between October 2010 & July 2011. The murals are intended to be reflective of the journey of the thousands of individuals impacted by 9/11. To give an idea of its size, “Tree in Bloom” measures 56”…

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“9/11 Reflections” Public Art Project Displayed in Lower Manhattan

9/11 Reflections – Public Art Project for People Who Live and Work in Lower Manhattan Displayed at the Battery’s Gardens of Remembrance on August 4th, 2011 On August 4, 2011, from 10:00am to 6:00pm, reflections about 9/11 written by over 200 New Yorkers will be displayed in a temporary public art installation in the historic Battery’s Gardens of Remembrance. The piece, “September 11th Tenth Anniversary Reflections“, is the culmination of a public art project created by the Tribute WTC Visitor…

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