The ancient Greeks understood the tremendous healing and transformative powers of music in the life of the individual and in communities as a whole. Origins and Lineage and The Essence of the Ephemeral “Magic” in Music.
Modern day science has corroborated the intuitive wisdom of ancient cultures with empirical evidence as to the enormous health benefits that music provides for all humans both psychically and physically. Music in Homo Sapiens. Compelling scientific documentation has demonstrated that active participation in listening to and making live music has profound educational, artistic and health benefits. Unlike speech and virtually all other activities, music activates all regions of the brain, which explains why dementia patients, for example, remember music when all else is forgotten. It is widely documented that early exposure to music is of paramount importance in the healthy development of the brain.
EUTERPE: Music Is The Key, named after the Greek Muse of Music, is a well-established registered not-for-profit charity. For more than 15 years, Euterpe: Music Is The Key has been at the forefront ensuring that those least likely to have access to LIVE and VIRTUAL high-calibre, stylistically diverse educational performance programs of Classical, Jazz, and related musical styles, are given these life-enhancing opportunities, free-of-charge to the recipients. CHILDREN, especially those in underserved Canadian communities, and SENIORS are Euterpe’s principal focus.
Euterpe, Music is the Key
Euterpe believes that everyone has the right to be exposed to these musical opportunities and thereby receive the life-enhancing benefits that this music is known to provide.
Adrian Bent, Drummer & Composer
“Euterpe: Music Is The Key exposes young children (and others) to different musical genres that pretty well all of them are not exposed to, like Classical and Jazz, played at a world-class level. This music is so important…
Music Is The Key in Early Brain Development
Classical and jazz can benefit on deeper levels because of the complexity of the structure and of the harmonic, melodic, and rhythmic development.
Why Early Exposure to Music is Essential
Your donation allows Euterpe to reach many more children and others who would not otherwise be exposed to the nurturing and other benefits of the positive power of a Euterpe musical experience.
Euterpe appreciates your support in our efforts to spread a deeper understanding and relationship with music.
Ensemble Vivant performed at the inaugural concert of McMaster University’s LIVE LAB: MIMM (McMaster Institute for Music and the Mind)
Music and Healing: Progress Towards Elysium
How Music is Healing Psychically, Physically and Spiritually
EUTERPE Founder and Artistic Director Catherine Wilson was invited to present her PhD research at the Medical Humanities Conference at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, May 7-8, 2016.
Dearest Catherine, I received a wonderful message from the children on the 8th floor Oncology ward who could not come down to the Atrium main floor of SickKids because of their medical issues. They heard Ensemble Vivant’s beautiful music spiralling up to the 8th floor and wanted me to let you know that it was heavenly and that they loved it. You reached so many children sick in hospital today.
Dr. Ingrid Tein, MD, FRCP(C)
Staff Neurologist, Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto
An exquisite experience, thank you so much. I cannot begin to express the range of feelings, thoughts, responses – physical, emotional, intellectual (cognitive) that this journey has evoked. The Euterpe musicians are brilliant and their depth of artistry is profound.
A Special Thanks to Our Sponsors
The Barbara and Harvey Wolfe Family Charitable Foundation