Transient Communities: The Case of a Refugee Choir in the Catholic Church of Lesvos – A Presentation Preview for the Upcoming MSWI Conference

During a typical summer evening rehearsal in 2018, a talented young Congolese refugee raises his hands expectantly, his eyes resting momentarily on each person in front of him. As he lowers his hands for the downbeat, voices raise together as one, echoing off the walls of the tiny Catholic Church. Just outside the cool refuge READ MORE

MSW Conference Announcement: Fostering Wellbeing in Times of Global Crisis

  Hello everyone, Conference co-convener, Karin Hendricks, and I would like to invite you to consider submitting a proposal to present at the upcoming Music Spirituality and Wellbeing Conference, Fostering Wellbeing in Times of Global Crisis. Given the uncertainty of travel due to the pandemic, this conference will be a virtual conference hosted by Boston University, Boston READ MORE

Music, Spirituality and Wellbeing at Holy Rood House Oct 24th

Music, Spirituality and Wellbeing at Holy Rood House Oct 24th   This day will examine practically the relationships between these three starting with the components of wellbeing/eudaimonia.  It will look at the relationship between music and contemplative traditions and the role of listening in our relationship to our ancestors through the music of John Tavener who READ MORE

Enlightened Action: Introducing a New Blog Series from the International Network for Music, Spirituality, and Wellbeing

At a time of global pandemic and ecological collapse, it is natural to find ourselves longing for accurate information and inspiration to guide wise actions that are both lifegiving and can heal the ills we acknowledge surround and ensnare us. According to Merriam-Webster, a person who is enlightened is one “freed from ignorance and misinformation.” READ MORE