Lifetimes of Listening Archive
Songs that Push You Forward
Laya describes her love of creating playlists for specific vibes, and also her older sister’s party when she was just ten, and discovered her love of DJing.
Music and Important Family Memories
A Lifetime of Musical Growth, as a Solo Artist and Group Member
Music Became a Force to be Reckoned With
Ayla discusses how music is a source of strength for her even when aspects of it don’t align entirely with who she is.
The Sound of a Dream
Stefan describes how an album introduced him to new musical sounds, and how that inspired him to create his own recordings.
It’s Important To Get Some Happiness in Your Music
Bryce describes playing in a family band at church, and his listening habits.
The Soundtrack of a Roadtrip
Robin discusses how soundtracks to movies and videogames became the soundtracks for drives up Mt. Lemmon or to California with her family.
Abdullrhman Ali M Assad
When My Identity Shines Through the Music
Abduhlrhman describes playing rock band with his siblings as a kid, and how that led him to become a more active listener, and eventually a musician.
I Won't Forget The Applause
Brynn describes her experience of playing viola in the pit orchestra of the musical Pippin, and how it connects to her lifelong connection to performing music.
Music Makes the World Feel Smaller
Jayden describes many ways that music has helps her to feel connected to others.
My Childhood Memories of Music in the Park
Andy shares the experience of sitting by his dad in a concert band in the park, a pivotal experience in his life's musical direction.
The Song Where it All Clicked
Josh recounts a moment where his awareness of how a My Chemical Romance song made sense to him, and how that fits into his path towards being a music professional.
Music to Honor a Matriarch
Jon reflects on a personal transformation when he played "Amazing Grace" at his Grandmother's funeral.
Music as a solace for loneliness
Devin recounts how music bolstered his spirits when he was lonely while working abroad.
My Blues Awakening
Bruce recalls being turned on to American Blues and its connection to his favorite '60s British Rockers
One Part of the Whole
Lenny tells about how choir shaped her identity in high school, and that one trip to Carnegie Hall that got cancelled.
Fall Back Into a State of Calm
Jada describes how she can listen or imagine Nina Simone’s voice in order to feel a bit more serene.
Jose Luis Bustillo
The Beauty of a Song is Being Able to Remember
Jose Luis discusses how one song has taught him about the power of soccer as a unifying force.
Waking up to Drumming
Buddy chronicles the musical influences that led him to the serious study of drum set.
Music Meets History
"Campo" (Anthony) Campbell recalls his first purchase of a single, which he connects with the fall of the Berlin Wall.
The Joy of Singing Along
Family memories: Road Trips, Singing Along