Category Archives: Singing & Songwriting

Sound Medicine and Healing Pilgrimages with Angela Blueskies

Angela Blueskies graduated from the Goddard Individualized MA program almost a decade ago, focusing her studies on pilgrimages, and in the process, taking and writing deeply about pilgrimages from Spain to Peru. She offers sound medicine, ancestral healing, shamanic work … Continue reading

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Embodiment, Audio Storytelling, Ethics, Playback Theater, Phenomenology, Perception, Singing & Right Livelihood: A Sampling of Faculty Workshops

Here’s a sampling of faculty workshops offered at the spring 2016 residency. Embodiment Colloquium, with faculty member Lise Weil. The embodiment colloquium is an informal gathering held every residency to investigate and promote the new field of embodiment studies. Come … Continue reading

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Taina Asili Pens Song for Black Lives Matter

Taina Asili, a long-time Transformative Language Artist and activist singer-songwriter, just wrote and recorded a powerful anthem for the Black Lives Matter movement. Featured in the online news source mic.com, Taina shares a video of her song “Freedom.” She writes … Continue reading

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5 Tips for Maintaining Wellness in the Struggle by Taina Asili

Taina Asili, singer-songwriter, activist, and touring artist — and a graduate of the Transformative Language Arts program,  recently shared a deeply thoughtful and inspiring post, featuring tips she and Leah Penniman of Soul Fire Farm came up with after being … Continue reading

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The Power of Words Conference Celebrates Transformative Language Arts

The 12th annual Power of Words conference, held Sept 17-21 at Unity Village in Kansas City, MO., brought together over 110 writers, storytellers, artists, activists, educators, change-makers, health professionals and visionaries to explore how writing, storytelling, performance, and other arts … Continue reading

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Scenes From a Residency

The IMA residency ended in the stillness and quiet of heavily-falling snow after all residency activities were suspended on Thursday due to the approaching storm. While many students and faculty stayed over last night for a snowy slumber party of … Continue reading

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Songs of Flight & Gravity: Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg & Kelley Hunt

IMA faculty Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg is a writer in many genres and loves music, so it’s no wonder that eventually she gravitated toward song, which has the distinct advantage of going quickly from inception to performance as opposed to the poetry, … Continue reading

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