Connections: creating bonds and building bridges in music and society
For my culminating experience I chose to record a musical suite and to start an organization. Both of these endeavors were focused on the ideas of connection and disconnection in the US today. For the musical suite I wrote 7 pieces that, taken together, have an arc that starts by addressing issues we face of division and isolation, then moves toward a possible solution. The second aspect of my culminating experience was to put these ideas into action. In the fall of 2020 I created and organization called New England Jazz Connections (NEJC). The goal of the organization is to put on jazz concerts in unique spaces to raise money for worthy causes. In the future I plan to release this music and continue with the work of this organization.
Loughman, Gregory, "Connections: creating bonds and building bridges in music and society" (2020). Global Jazz. 85.