Plato once said” Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything.”
Music is important because it serves multiple purposes. Music touches the mind, the heart, and the senses. Throughout history music has uplifted, engaged, engendered joy and united people of diverse backgrounds. It changes lives. Music can heighten senses; enhance emotions and extract memories. Music has a way of putting you in a completely different mindset, the mindset of the composer, the mindset of the performer and the mindset of yourself as you feel at that specific moment.
Music plays an important role in the socialization of children and adolescents. Youths use music to support healthy psychological and emotional development. Music provides them with entertainment and distraction from problems and serves as a way to relieve tension and boredom. Some studies have reported that adolescents use popular music to deal with loneliness and to take control of their emotional status or mood. But deeper than listening to music, when youth engage in making, producing or curating music it provides powerful ways to help them shape their social identity.
It is our belief that music brings people together—it is difficult to find where this is not the case. Despite our differences, music is an awesome force of good within each and every community. Let’s all work to fill the world with music!