Author: Jessica Blaisus

Unusual Pursuits

Publication: Berklee Today, October 2012 Writer: Ryan Fleming and Mike Small   These days there is much discussion about the importance of post–secondary school education and the value of a college degree. Stories about graduates from almost any college who are discovering their career paths always…

Seminars Link Leadership and Music

Publication: The Daily Reflector, Greenville, NC   A series of seminars focusing on leadership in music-based careers will be held this month at ECU and is funded by a 7,500 grant from the BB&T Leadership Institute. The seminars will focus on educating students and teachers in leadership in a variety of musical…

Rx: Belt One Out!

Publication: Bottom Line Publications Author / Writer: Rebecca Shannonhouse   Can’t carry a tune? It doesn’t really matter. Go ahead and sing or hum something anyway. It could make you healthier—and perhaps even prolong your life. New finding: Researchers who looked at members (average age 80) of a choral group found that…

Give the Gift of Music to Wounded Warriors

Source: Newport Beach Independent Writer: Lynn Selich   Newport Sunrise Rotary Club member Laura Dietz is on a mission to collect each and every unwanted and unused musical instrument she can find in our good city, to help bring the healing gift of music to the Wounded…