Lang Lang International Music Foundation’s Newest Program!
Its been scientifically proven that music is a healing source. Dating as far back as Ancient Egyptian Frescos, Shamans in Peruvian Forests, and Ghanaian Ashanti, music-based treatments have proven to be beneficial in the healing process. M.A.G.I.C creates a safe space where medical conditions are not discussed, allowing children to escape their ailments, if only for a few hours.
M.A.G.I.C allows our young scholars to utilize their talents beyond a concert setting. One component of our Young Scholars program allows our young pianists to interact with children who share their interests, and as a protégé of Lang Lang. In the scholar’s development, we aim to add an element of community service where they learn to contribute to society with their talent.
We aim to introduce children to classical music, show them that their age is not a factor in them tapping into their interests. From the patients aspect we want them to learn something about the arts and discover ways that they can express themselves. We want our scholars to become comfortable helping others in need. Partnering with hospitals that focus on children’s recovery allows a new facet of learning on all sides, supporting our mission of sharing music with everyone!
Launching our program July 29, 2015 at New York-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital, Young Scholar Alumni Jess Larson & Charlie Liu opened the imagination of the young patients as they created their own story books.