Music, Machines, & Meditation


Music, Machines, & Meditation



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Music has been taught virtually the same way for generations. In this podcast, Dr. Molumby explores a new world of possibilities, discussing her diverse teaching and creative activities that bridge the timeless art of music with ancient meditation techniques and modern technology. She shares how Boise State flute students are using the guided meditation practice of iRest to reduce stress and performance anxiety. Complementing the Zen atmosphere in the practice room and on stage, students in Dr. Molumby’s ear training class are plugged in to mobile devices, helping them navigate their busy lives by developing innovative learning strategies using iPads.

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Nicole Molumby is an associate professor of music in the College of Arts and Sciences at Boise State University, and is actively performing throughout Europe and the United States. As a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar she completed her Masters of Music at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester, England, later receiving her doctorate from the Ohio State University. As a performing artist, her creative activities are currently focused on recording flute music by two emerging 21st century Slovenian composers, Blaž Pucihar and Črt Sojar Volgar. She recently received an Arts & Humanities Institute Fellowship for the 2012-2013 academic year to travel to Slovenia to complete this project.

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Music Education | Music Therapy

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This material is copyrighted by Boise State University.

Music, Machines, & Meditation