Inspired music has great power to heal the human spirit and body. This video presentation examines through word and song specific stories of real people who have been aided through music to overcome many of life's challenges such as communication difficulties, (Eternal Life) (Thomas Moore - Believe Me If All These Endearing Young Charms), learning to serve (Mary Quayle - With a Song in My Heart), energizing the weary (Horace Baugh - Silver Bells) overcoming pain, (Ethel Merman and Doris Heninger), helping Alzheimer's (Ester Ferguson), dealing with loss and grief (Marvin Fullmer - Remember Me), saying goodbye (Oral L. Ballam - See You In the Morning) and facing heroic difficulty (Benjamin Ballam).
About the Artist:
Michael Ballam has garnered critical acclaim with major opera companies of the United States and a recital career in the most important concert halls on four continents. An accomplished pianist, he is the Founder and General Director of the Utah Festival Opera, one of the nation's major opera festivals. A professor of music at Utah State University, he is the author of over 60 publications and recordings in international distribution, has starred in a number of major motion pictures, is head in syndication on National Public Radio, and serves on the Board of Directors of 11 professional arts organizations.