MIOSM: The Creative Mind and Being Inspired

It is hard to argue with the statement that music inspires us, though in my last post I discussed some conditions that music must meet to be inspirational. Today, I would like to share with you some of the science behind being inspired. What state does our brain like to be in for it to … Continue reading MIOSM: The Creative Mind and Being Inspired

MIOSM: How Does Music Inspire?

The National Association for Music Education (NAfME) leads a music education awareness campaign each year during the month of March. This year's campaign is themed "Music Inspires." The month long celebration of music in schools typically includes stepped-up performance schedules for school ensembles, special events, and classroom activities designed to increase awareness of the presence … Continue reading MIOSM: How Does Music Inspire?

For Our Students, ‘Careers In Music’ Isn’t Just About The Future

In a time when music is so easily accessible, students can easily loose sight of all the work and people it takes to bring an album to their listening ears. All many of my students ever see is the album or song title on their phone, or the album art. They just take it for … Continue reading For Our Students, ‘Careers In Music’ Isn’t Just About The Future