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SOUND & GROOVE

Exploring the power of music and creativity in our daily lives.


CHANGE IT UP

By Brian Farrell | Mar 14, 2010 | 0 Comments

It’s the final stretch run before the playoffs in the NHL, it’s close to the final four NCAA basketball championships, the season for arts companies is nearing it’s end and the summer outdoor concerts are fast approaching. Sports coaches, arts directors and conductors always look for ways to inspire the best in players and performers.…

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All That is Good in Music

By Brian Farrell | Feb 28, 2010 | 0 Comments

“On a whim a few months ago, we submitted one of Rachael’s songs to the International Songwriting Competition. We just found out that she was selected as one of 16 finalists in the Teen Category. When you realize there are 15,000 applications to the contest, and that she became a finalist in the Teen category…

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Own the Podium & Rule Number Six

By Brian Farrell | Feb 21, 2010 | 0 Comments

The intentions were in place, the preparation – both physically and mentally … but why did some athletes who were expected to win gold at the 2010 Olympics not “own the podium”. The answer might lie in the secret of Rule Number Six.  In the book, “The Art of Possibility” Benjamin Zander relates a story…

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Engineering a Journey of Passion

By Brian Farrell | Feb 14, 2010 | 1 Comment

In the mid 90’s, he approached me to talk with his parents about changing his focus from engineering to music study in composition.  During his final year of high school, he composed an overture for the play “Arsenic and Old Lace’ and two compositions for his graduation written for choir, soloists, flute, clarinet, violins, violas,…

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