Music: Your Personal Healthcare Partner
December 11, 2017
Lalene Kay, Director, Cleveland Music Theorapy Consortium

Music Therapists use music to support healing, learning, movement, and memory for many.  Gain new knowledge and new appreciation of how music affects each of us.


Getting Inside Gustav Mahler’s Head
January 8, 2018   RESCHEDULED to January 15, 2018
M.J. Albacete, Adjunct Professor, Kent State University Stark Campus & Executive Director Emeritus, The Canton Museum of Art

Mahler’s monumental symphonies, profoundly personal and emotional, were largely unknown until fifty years after his death. To enhance our appreciation of his genius, we will explore his early creative life through rare historic recordings, up to his Fifth Symphony.


Copland’s Controversial Clarinet Concerto
February 12, 2018
Dr. Dan Cavalancia, Marketing Manager, Canton Symphony Orchestra

Each piece of music has a rich history, and Copland’s Clarinet Concerto is no different.  Dr. Cavalancia explores the commissioning and creating of the work, and the unsettled early life of the composition.


Music: The Art & The Science
March 12, 2018
Dr. Bryan Nichols, Assistant Professor of Music, University of Akron

People enjoy music in different ways and music of different types.  Explore nature versus nurture, and the science behind music in the brain and music as a shared culture.

Creating New Works to Classics
April 9, 2018
Bobby Wesner, Co-Founder and Artistic Director, Neos Dance Theatre

Mr. Wesner will speak from his perspective as a choreographer about creating a new work to music that is widely known.  The process is exciting, intimidating, and also presents challenges along the way.