After spending time with the blog, podcast, and links we’ve offered, we now invite you to contribute your own thoughts, links, and ideas. Consider the following prompts as a place to begin the conversation:
In Mack Wilburg’s “The Power of Music Will Transform our World” podcast, Wilburg speaks of a letter sent to the Mormon Tabernacle Choir from a young, emotionally vulnerable man who found hope and inspiration in their music.
Think of a time in your life when you, whether consciously or unconsciously, used music as a therapeutic tool. What songs did you listen to? What melodies did you sing? How did music provide you with hope, with inspiration, and help guide you through a difficult moment?
In Kenzie Grubitz Simpson’s Blog, “Dance as an Attitude Toward Life and Death,” Grubitz Simpson examines how dance has historically operated as a beautiful and creative tool for community building.
Allow yourself five minutes to write down your thoughts in response to these questions:
What capacity do dance, music, and the arts have to build community?
What is the value of engaging in forms of creative expression with others?