Music has changed the world, from the Roman Empire through the French Revolution and the American Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s. It ended Apartheid in South Africa and moved the Arab Spring Movement forward in 2010-2012.
It has helped to feed millions of starving people around the globe, rescued farmers in America, brought attention to political and social issues that need the light of day upon them and has helped to free those unjustly imprisoned. Music can heal the heart, the mind and the soul.
Most of all, is has been a comfort to nearly all who hear it. It can bring joy to the hopeless, provide courage and offer the hope of freedom to the oppressed. In many places where music has been censured, the first thing people do when they are free is to sing.
Music is math. It is science and language and history. It is social and it is art. Music is life. We need music.
Our newest workshop focuses on the history and future of music, the way it has changed the world, how it is used therapeutically and how it socializes us and makes us smarter and better as a society.
Music needs to be part every social aspect of our lives, from school curriculums to prison reform programs. It is that vital.