Art & Health Awareness Foundation, Inc.
Health, Performing & Visual Arts

 A Historical Perspective

 Jazz – “…the only music form that this country can lay claim to.”   

 

- Harold A. Blanchard, Juillard - trained child prodigy, university professor.  

 

An educational, entertaining, musical performance designed to use a creative approach to address  family issues that transcend ethnic, language and economic barriers.

 

Today's growing degradation of  family life.  Parents battling competing priorities:

 

o   Their own career development and education

 

o    Elder-care

 

o   Parenting

 

o   Grandparenting

 

Standards of Learning (SOLs)  

 

 Many parents succumb to the challenge of carving out enough time to provide the various levels of support, encouragement and “chauffeuring” required to compensate for loss of in-school music instruction.   

 

Then, the Mozart Effect intrigue: that people who do well in music do well in math and the other sciences.   

 

Observations:

v   People are visual.

v   Culturally diverse communities must work harder at developing cohesion.

v   Music is the international language.

v   Both parents and youths need mentors & role models.

v   Casual culture: among youths, black tie has taken on a new meaning.

v   Extended family may stretch across the country, or across the world.

v   The demise of the porch, the doorway to neighborhood interaction.

v   Awareness and appreciation of a most precious resource, our elders, and the powerful lessons they teach - both overt and silent lessons - have dwindled.  

Logical conclusion?

 

Produce just one educational concert, designed to appeal across cultures, and to multi-generations. Encourage formal attire.

 

 

That was back in year 1999...    

Some of you have been with us since inception.

Thank you to all of our supporters.

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Art and Health Awareness Foundation