The DePauw University School of Music is reaching out to the greater community with an innovative new radio show, "Music for Life," which debuts this Sunday, Feb. 5, on DePauw's student radio station WGRE.
The 60-minute broadcast, which will be presented weekly, will feature members of the School of Music faculty and staff, as well as students and guest artists talking about upcoming performances, musical issues and the value of music in a life well lived.
"The target audience is actually the College of Liberal Arts student who may have little interaction with our music offerings, as well as people in the community," said Mark McCoy, dean of the DePauw School of Music. "The idea is to give them a glimpse into life in the School of Music and tell them about the upcoming events for the week, but more than that, to tell them why this music is important and even how to listen to it.
"We hope to begin to explain the mysteries around music that has lasted hundreds of years and show why this music is so important," he added. "And, of course, the program will also serve to issue and reissue the standing invitation for all to come visit the Green Center for any number of these amazing performances."
Music for Life has two meanings according to Dr. McCoy. He explained, "This is music for living but is also music for the entire span of your life -- once you hear it and feel it and understand it, it will be with you for the rest of your life."
The program airs Sunday evenings at 6 p.m. on WGRE, which broadcasts at 91.5 FM and can be heard worldwide via this link. It is also available as a podcast on the School of Music website and as part of Apple's iTunes U.
For more information contact the DePauw School of Music at email@example.com or 658-6732.
One of America's first non-commercial, educational stations, WGRE signed on the air on April 28, 1949 and today broadcasts 24 hours a day when school is in session.