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Music & Creativity – Find the Key
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Music matters so much – to you, to everyone, and to our total well-being. Emmy Award-winning film and television composer, Laurence Rosenthal, shares his career wisdom and tells us what it was like collaborating with George Lucas and other major directors. Margret Elson – author of "Passionate Practice" – lets us know how learning about musical creativity will not only help you improve musically, but also affect your overall life in interesting and positive ways. The conversation in this popular re-broadcast will cover:

  • musical solutions for creative blocks
  • ways we can become friends with music
  • setting your creative process free
  • the artistry in composing music for films
  • how to free yourself from performance anxiety
  • what relating to music can mean in our lives
Featured Guests
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Laurence Rosenthal has composed extensively for film and television, working with George Lucas, Marvin Chomsky, Peter Glenville, and Arthur Hiller. He's been nominated for two Oscars, two Golden Globes and 12 Emmy awards. Among his best- known film scores are A Raisin in the Sun, The Miracle Worker, Becket, and The Return of a Man Called Horse. Among his seven Emmys for miniseries are Peter the Great, Anastasia and episodes of The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles.
Charles Gibbs
Margret Elson has over 30 years of teaching and coaching pianists, vocalists, and ensembles in her multi-faceted career. She founded the Center of Artistic Counseling in Oakland, has led workshops at national and international conferences on Mind, Body and the Performing Arts. Margret is a licensed psychotherapist and certified hypnotherapist. Her published book is "Passionate Practice - The Musician's Guide to Learning, Memorizing, and Performing" and upcoming is "The Couch and The Piano".
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