(July 12, 2010, New York, NY) This August NYC nonprofit Feel the Music! will go to Belfast, Northern Ireland, to bring music and healing to 75 teens from around the world who have lost a family member in a terrorist act. For the first time, Feel the Music! will offer music programming overseas, through an ongoing collaboration with Project Common Bond, a weeklong summer camp started by 9/11 partner organization, Tuesdayâ€™s Children.
A unique international initiative, Project Common Bond is a week-long summer camp that brings together teens from across the globe who have experienced similar tragedies to build their resiliency and strength. This year, 75 youth (ages 13-19) from Spain, Russia, India, Israel, Palestine, Ireland and the United States will come together with world-renowned experts in the fields of leadership, communication and the expressive arts to foster collaboration, peace building and global stewardship. The Harvard University Negotiation and Mediation Clinical Program is providing the leadership component, and Feel the Music! is providing the music programming.
Acclaimed singer-songwriters and Feel the Music! faculty Mary Lee Kortes and Valerie Ghent (Ghent is also Feel the Music!â€™s founder) will teach singing and assemble a youth chorus over the week-long camp. Also in attendance will be musician Alan Starr of the Dublin group DC Tempest as well as Feel the Music!â€™s program director, Lucia Dundara.
Feel the Music! Changing lives, one note at a time.
WHAT: Feel the Music! brings music to youth impacted by terrorism
WHEN: Monday, August 1, 2010 to Sunday, August 8, 2010
WHERE: Queens University, Belfast, Northern Ireland
MEDIA CONTACT: Lucia Dundara: Lucia@musicandhealing.org
ON THE WEB: musicandhealing.org – facebook.com/feelthemusic – projectcommonbond.org
About Feel the Music!:
Feel the Music! brings music and inspiration to children, families and adults impacted by trauma, loss or illness. A 501c3 nonprofit organization, Feel the Music! offers concerts, workshops, music lessons, performance and recording opportunities, music mentoring, teacher training programs, an online resource guide and opportunities for international exchange.
Founded in 2005, Feel the Music! grew out of our executive director’s 9/11 volunteer work and reached hundreds of impacted families, many of whom we continue to serve today. Feel the Music! has since expanded to serve the hospital-based program Sibs Place, the international Project Common Bond, NYC public schools, the Lenox Hill Senior Center and many others
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