Art Song, chamber music, Piano, Sacred/Inspirational
Anita Gower is a graduate (BPS) of University Of Memphis (1976), with a clinical internship in music therapy at University of Tennessee Medical Center Mental Health Services, the Memphis School For Autism and The School For Learning Disabled Children. She is experienced in many facets of musical performance and received a number of recognitions in the southeastern USA. She continues keyboard work and performs vocally with civic groups and in solo concerts. .
TANGO LAZE - for String Quartet, ... JERICHO -( the spiritual ) for Bass solo/chorus... CHRISTMAS TESTAMENT--poem by Carrie Lams-- SATB/keyboard (optional handbells/guitar). PIANO ANTHEMS Collection of Christian Hymns: Jesus, Keep Me Near the Cross, I Will Sing of My Redeemer, Sunrise (Tomorrow), and still adding.
I am a music therapist. Music has been my tool for reaching the human spirit, for promoting self-awareness and good health. The piano has been my personal sounding board, my own mirror, as in PASSAGE,(Piano) five short movements that chronicle my own emotional journey over two decades. Similarly, in song I can express from my soul something that otherwise does not manifest. Also, whether playing, singing, or composing, one form doesn't negate the desire for the others. In groups and 1 to 1's, I may blend these three forms for building community, inviting goal-directed accomplishment, which brings individual understanding and confidence, and more.