Music and Spirit: an UnConference
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, roundtables, and
experiences, exploring such areas as healing, therapy, composition,
improvisation, social and environmental justice, performance, musical
analysis, worship, body mapping, deep listening, transformation, the Vedic
Kirtan tradition, and the philosophical concept of Eudaimonia.

What makes it an UnConference?
No concurrent events, so everyone will get to experience everything.
Ample time for conversation, reflection, and fellowship woven into the
“Experiences” that don’t require discussion or response, but immerse
participants in a distinct aspect of music as it nourishes the spirit.

Presenters include Ed Sarath (University of Michigan), Suzanne Hanser
(Berklee College of Music), Vanessa Mulvey (Longy School of Music of Bard
College), Delvyn Case (Wheaton College), Stephanie Loveless (Rensselaer
Polytechnic Institute), Claire Garabedian (Edinburgh, UK), Linda Chase
(Berklee College of Music), Vivian Montgomery (Longy School of Music of
Bard College & Follen Church), Jared Kass (Lesley University), Melika
Fitzhugh (Longy School of Music of Bard College), John Morrison (Longy
School of Music of Bard College), 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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