“All the Universe is waves, particles and empty space.” Quantum Physics
“Waves = Sound, Silence & Vibrations = Music
Particles = Color, Light, & Shapes = Art
We are Music and ART” SPG SEP 2008
Building Bridges Toward World Harmony
Stay tuned we are in the process of creating the next event to reach more people and enrich lives!
Drum Roll Please~~~
The Honorary Chairperson for
the 9th Annual Universal Music Day
Maestro Ron Modell, Creator of the
Northern Illinois University’s Jazz School in 1969
Quincy Jones describes Ron Modell as an outstanding trumpet player—a superlative Musician and suggests that his proudest accomplishments would be his commitment to his work as an Educator. He was First Chair in two symphony orchestras, played with the Music Greats like Dizzy Gillespie, James Moody, Clark Terry, Louie Bellson, Tony Bennett, Mel Torme, Mario Bauza and Machito, “Pops”, Louis Armstrong, Doc Cheatham, Bobby Tucker, the arranger for Billie Holiday & Billy Eckstin, “Jake” Don Jacoby, Stan Kenton, and at his last concert at NIU Ron was honored by~~Duke Ellington.
Thank you Maestro for your decades of dedication to Music, Music-Making, Musicians and Music Education. We are so blessed by your presence as the Honorary Chairperson for Universal Music Day. Our fervent desire is that over the coming decades Universal Music Day instills that same passion and LOVE of Music that you have offered the World!
Quincy Jones and UMD recommend Ron’s book “Loved Bein” Here With You”. Besides being a FUN read, it is packed with valuable information and wisdon!
2014 “Dreams Really Do Come True”
This year we dedicate the 8th Annual Universal Music Day to Louis Armstrong, Sammy Davis, Jr., Cab Calloway, Duke Ellington, Lena Horn, Ella Fitzgerald for their unwavering commitment to creating a loving world and to all the Musicians especially the black musicians who gave so generously of their talent and energy under extremely difficult circumstances. They created and continue to create harmony in the world!
This day is also known as Universal Day of Healing!
Universal Music Day educates people about the power and importance of Music-making. We act as a spark to ignite, encourage, and inspire people to take an active role in their own lives to LOVE their MUSIC and themselves, to create a life that enriches and creates compassionate communities. It’s about what Alfred Adler referred to as a spirit of belonging to this human family, self-esteem and social interest – all of which begins by claiming one’s own breathe, heart song and MUSIC-making.
These tools and attributes, especially during challenging times of uncertainty and transition offer wonderful opportunities. These tools can help people effectively deal with many personal, national and world problems with the active involvement of all the world’s citizens. Active involvement will grow by each one of us claiming our own breathe, voice, MUSIC-making and FUN!
SEND US YOUR Your YouTube video dedicated to this vision and our team
may put it up for all to see for added visibility for you or your group!
Whether you are part of the 1% or the 99% our minds, egos and emotions can easily lead us astray.
HOWEVER, IF/WHEN we are willing to go into the SILENCE, quiet the chatter to get to STILLNESS
and LISTEN to our HEARTS, our HeARTS can lead the way!
Music, the Arts and Sustainable Living are too important to our spirits and our spines to leave only to the professionals. And the professionals are too important to be taken for granted! So PLEASE when you hire Musicians and Artists consider OVER-Paying for ALL the years of dedication, practice and LOVE that go into their generous offerings.
That is what UniversalMusicDay.org and our annual events are all about.
THREE THINGS to do/BE (well, ok five things) – no more war, no more fighting language, no more “hard” work. It is time to Lead, Teach, Inspire; Wake-up America and Encourage Non-Violence and Non-Violation through using what we know and bringing our special gifts to the world, and to PLAY. Our beloved Country and World are ready and need ALL of our gifts!
1. SOUND – UM is the highest vibration in the Universe. Teach your children to hUM whenever they feel scared, angry, frustrated, impatient, etc. and of course sing, drum or play another instrument, make ART and Dance when appropriate.
2. MEDITATE – Meditate rather then Medicate (change the “C” to a “T”). Research show DRAMATIC reductions in all kinds of violence, stress and turmoil when people and groups meditate.
3. VISUALIZE – Visualize every one in the world laying down their guns! It is about LEARNING and questioning our answers! Go deeper and deeper and still deeper into the mysteries!
4. PLAY – Make Music, Art, Dance and Drama.
5. COMPASSION AND KINDNESS – Focus on Infinite Love and Gratitude. Ask yourself “how can I make someone else’s life better?”
Let’s encourage everyone from now on as part of the message from Universal Music Day to hUM, notice and feel all our feelings, take full responsibility for those feelings and convert that energy into something life giving. Remember that every time we feel scared, angry, or frustrated we can: write, create a GRATITUDE journal, drum, play an instrument, sing, hum, do some yoga, Tai Chi, or swim – doing something physical is great and we should remember to be gentle. Let’s be gentle with ourselves. Remember no violation of ourselves or others. Let’s drop the shame so we don’t get more of the same! Convert that ENERGY to PEACE, LOVE, JOY, JUSTICE, COMPASSION and BLISS!!!
As our 91 year old wise woman, Clara Morabito said at the 2nd Annual Universal Music Day “CHOOSE” to be grateful, caring thoughtful, well, fine, healthy, patient, strong, and calm all the time! CHOOSE! (See the complete poem on the page for 2008). WE CAN CHOOSE and turn this world around! WE CAN BE THE COMPASSIONATE, LOVING COUNTRY THAT WE ONCE WERE or THOUGHT WE WERE – probably before 1913. *See the documentary THRIVE www.ThriveMovement.com (IF UFO’s freak you out skip part one AND be sure to see parts 2 and 3 for the solutions so that ALL may THRIVE)!
Maestro Gary Malkin as our Honorary Chairperson, founder of Wisdom of the World.
|Gary is an award-winning composer/producer and public speaker dedicated to catalyzing social change and individual healing through the creation of inspiring, music-infused resources and events. His passion for the humanizing role that music and the arts can play in society’s institutions – health care, religion, education, philanthropic and corporate cultures – consistently inflames the hearts and minds of his audiences through media projects, key-note presentations, training sessions and performances around the globe. Gary did the entire score for the important documentary that was researched for 30 years and took 8 years to complete the movie. Kimberly and Foster Gamble would not release the information until they had solutions so that ALL could thrive. Please see this important documentary.http://ThriveMovement.com/solutions-liberty Gary also joined Lisa Rafel and David Surrenda, Phd. to create a wonderful children’s book. “Safe in the Arms of LOVE” to deepen the essential bond with one’s baby.|
SARI MAX SINGS THIS YEAR’S SONG ON YouTube
Get to know these amazing human beings! Universal Music Day speaks to everyone and especially to the 80% of the population who only “wish” they made Music.
Let us include everyone, from tone-deaf to pro in this glorious process and demonstrate the Power of Music-making. Music is just too important to our health and well-being to leave only to the professional Musicians and Super-stars.
Music-making nourishes our souls.
Music-making helps us deal with the whole continuum of human emotions.
So let’s create a World Wide Sound Wave for Peace, Love, Joy, Justice & Compassion
In 2011 our Universal Music Day theme was:
“Speak Our Universal Language”!
Encourage everyone you know to Speak Our Universal Language!
In 2012 we invited you to:
1.) Invite your friends to join you,
2.) Make some MUSIC and a video.
3.) Title the video “A Song for Universal Music Day by (your name or group).”
4.) Put it up on YouTube or Vimeo.
5.) Send us an email. Let’s see how many people we can connect with MUSIC Making!
6.) Please help us spread the word and get others involved!
Because YOU deserve YOUR voice! YOU deserve YOUR heart’s song!Because when you have the creative expression of your Music and Art
* you will be energized,
* you will know what you are passionate about
* your special gifts will help to create a world where we can all live in Peace.
Awaken the World to the importance and power of Music-making in our lives! Music feeds our spirits!
If 16,000 people put a video online to celebrate Universal Music Day, we will reach all of the billions of people in the world with this important message!
Dare to believe that YOU can sing and make Music!
Universal Music Day is the second Saturday of October each year -
Let us know what you are creating for this special day! Email us at info@UniversalMusicDay.org
Put an entry on YouTube!
Make a donation to support Music education to The Golden Way Foundation, Inc.
For similar events, also check out:
Own.MusicWizard.com – it takes you on a journey of a FUN, easy way to learn to Read Music and Play the Piano.
SUSAN OSBORN was our Honorary Chairperson at the 4th Annual Universal Music Day! Susan is loved by millions around-the-world. THANK YOU SUSAN YOU ARE AWESOME!!!
Here’s Susan Osborn on YouTube and “one Quality Sound”
Because the Power and Importance of Music belongs to EVERYONE:
Because Music and Art are to our Spirits what
Air, Food and Water are to our bodies!!!
Our Bodies die without water – Our Spirits die without Music!!!
Music & Art are our Essence and are Essential to our quality of LIFE!!!
YOU are the only one who has the power to know and sing YOUR heart song!
WE DEDICATE UNIVERSAL MUSIC DAY TO THE MUSICIAN IN EACH OF US!!!
“Most people die with their music still in them.” ~ Oliver Wendell Holmes
“Improvisation is not the expression of accident but rather of the accumulated yearnings, dreams, and wisdom of our very soul.” ~ Yehudi Menuhin
Just as Earth Day has created awareness for the importance of caring for the Earth; Universal Music Day creates awareness for the importance of Sound, Silence, Vibration–known as Music.
Music surpasses all other means of teaching Listening & Communication Skills! You want your children, parents, bosses, employees to LISTEN and truly HEAR you — make Music together!
Let us know your plans via our blog or email info@UniversalMusicDay.org so we can publicize your event. Share your personal stories of your appreciation for the Musicians and Music Teachers who touched & inspired you. Please send Thank You Notes to those who influenced you.
View the activities pages for other suggestions to create a wonderful and memorable Universal Music Day!
Speak Our Universal Language!
Hand painted on silk by Meg Soper Stallings August-September 2001