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May 8 & 9, 2020

Follen Church || 755 Massachusetts Avenue, Lexington, MA 02420

A unique forum, co-sponsored by the Greater Boston Center for Contemplative Mind in Music (John Morrison, founding director) and Follen Church (Vivian Montgomery, Director of Music). This two-day gathering will bring together people who do work in music that is in service to the human spirit, creating a space where people can share what they do and learn from each others’ endeavors. Sessions will include performances, talks, demonstrations, and roundtables, exploring such areas as Healing, Composition, Improvisation, Therapy, Social Justice, Performance, Musical Analysis, Worship, Body Mapping, Deep Listening, Transformation, the Vedic Kirtan tradition, and the philosophical concept of Eudaimonia. There will be no concurrent events, everyone will get to experience everything. Ample time for conversation, reflection, and fellowship will be woven into the schedule.

Presenters include Ed Sarath (U of Michigan), Suzanne Hanser (Berklee), Vanessa Mulvey (Longy), Delvyn Case (Wheaton), Stephanie Loveless (Rensselaer Polytechnic), Claire Garabedian (Edinburgh, UK), Linda Chase (Berklee), Vivian Montgomery (Longy & Follen Church), Jared Kass (Lesley), Mel Fitzhugh (Longy), John Morrison (Longy) and Eudaimonia, A Purposeful Period Band.

Registration is $95, Friday only $40, Saturday only at $55. The fee covers all meals (Friday dinner, Saturday lunch and dinner) and provides honoraria for guest performers.

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