Humanities Moments

Cultivating Emotional Intelligence Through Classical Music

Contributed by Ken Stringfellow, musician
Score for Pictures at an Exhibition by Mussorgsky

As a child, Ken Stringfellow had difficulty relating to others and understanding seemingly inscrutable social cues. Turning to his parents’ collection of LPs changed all that. By immersing himself in symphonic compositions, he was able to understand and translate the emotions of others as they were represented artistically.

Curator’s note: Ken Stringfellow is a singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, arranger, and producer who has helped to produce over 200 albums. He was a founding member of The Posies, played in the band Big Star, and toured with R.E.M.

Title

Cultivating Emotional Intelligence Through Classical Music

Description

As a child, Ken Stringfellow had difficulty relating to others and understanding seemingly inscrutable social cues. Turning to his parents’ collection of LPs changed all that. By immersing himself in symphonic compositions, he was able to understand and translate the emotions of others as they were represented artistically.

Curator’s note: Ken Stringfellow is a singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, arranger, and producer who has helped to produce over 200 albums. He was a founding member of The Posies, played in the band Big Star, and toured with R.E.M.

Source

Pictures at an Exhibition by Modest Mussorgsky, Grand Canyon Suite by Ferde Grofé, The Planets by Gustav Holst

Contributor

Ken Stringfellow, musician

Identifier

emotional-intelligence-music

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