Peter will be giving the keynote presentation at a one-day conference jointly organized by the Leir Foundation and YAI. The conference, “Breaking the Silence with Music in Autism Spectrum Disorders” is at the Leir Retreat Center, Inc., 220 Branchville Rd, Ridgefield, CT 06877, October 1, 2015.
This full day conference, designed for caregivers, family members, educators, and therapists will show why and how music can enhance the lives of those with autism and demonstrate basic skills and techniques for doing so.
The conference will feature presentations by Dr. Muir and Dr. Susan Carpenter of the City University of New York and include a 45 minute concert by his students with autism.
To attend contact firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 203 438 6074.
Peter will be a presenting on using music to enhance the lives of people with autism at the 2015 annual conference of the Mid-Hudson Coalition on September 24, 2015, in Poughkeepsie, NY. This will be the third time he has presented there on music and disability. For conference details, see here.
The Poughkeepsie Journal has published an article about Peter and his “I Love a Piano” concert for Mid-Hudson Arts. Article is here: http://www.poughkeepsiejournal.com/story/entertainment/2015/06/10/enjoy-record/71007074/
Peter has been named as the recipient of the 2015 Dutchess County Executive’s Arts in Education Award. The annual award acknowledges an educator, who, “through extraordinary vision and leadership, has expanded or enriched arts education opportunities to students in Dutchess County.” This is truly an honor!
For more on the awards and the award ceremony, see here.
Don’t miss the opportunity to hear Mendelssohn’s Concerto in D minor for violin, piano and string orchestra, a lively and tuneful piece featuring the rare pairing of violinist Lauren Davis, Ph.D., pianist Peter Muir, Ph.D., and the Louisiana Sinfonietta. Conducted by Dinos Constantinides.
Sunday, April 19, 2 p.m.
Mendelssohn: Concerto for Violin, Piano and String Orchestra
Louisiana State University, School of Music Recital Hall
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
Dr. Muir has written an article of his experience performing Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue which appears in today’s Poughkeepsie Journal: http://www.poughkeepsiejournal.com/story/entertainment/music/2014/06/12/orchestra-peter-muir-gershwin/10346461/
New York Times article focuses on Dr. Muir’s work with those with disabilities:
Dr. Muir’s work with music for people with disabilities is a focus of this item broadcast on Al-Jaazera America on World Autism Day. The segment features Dr. Muir’s student with autism, Michael Brenner.
I am excited to welcome you to my new personal website!
It contains information about my work as a performer, educator and musicologist, activities united by my overarching interest in using music to enhance mental, emotional and spiritual well-being.
My website will also have news, press coverage, upcoming events and performances, and videos of myself performing and of my students.
Please take a little time to look around.
Peter Muir, Ph.D. – May 14, 2014.