Writing with Purpose: Civic Fellows compose original songs for victims of gun violence

For the Civic Fellows’ final project of the 2019 calendar year, we had the opportunity to work with Sara Lee and Rex Horan of the Irene Taylor Trust and with Purpose Over Pain, a support group for parents who have lost their children to gun violence. The project objective was to create original songs to…

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Independent Projects, Prokofiev, and Purpose Over Pain: Reflecting on November 20 – December 17, 2019

After the Civic Orchestra Bach Marathon ended on November 18, the fellows pulled off a very quick turnaround and attended a November 20 workshop with Sara Slawnick of 3Arts. Her presentation focused on how grants are awarded – information we would all quickly put to use as we compiled our Independent Project letters of intent…

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Bach Marathon, Caledonia Senior Living, and more Bach Marathon: Reflecting on November 6-19, 2019

These past two weeks have been incredibly impactful for me in myriad ways. First, the Civic Fellows visited the assisted living facility at Caledonia Senior Living to capture and recreate music that the residents enjoyed in the past. We had the utmost privilege of sitting down and listening to their stories, which they were very…

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