Pianist Meg Ruby will perform at Northwestern State University Thursday, Feb. 21 at 7:30 p.m. in Magale Recital Hall. The concert is part of the Louisiana Piano Series International. Tickets are $15. Students are admitted free. Dr. Francis Yang and Dr. Christine Burczyk Allen are the organizers of the Louisiana Piano Series International.
Ruby will perform a program that takes the audience on a journey traversing through classical music, improvisations and original compositions. Ruby brings her explorations in consciousness, sound, yoga and healing to the classical music stage, incorporating voice, mantra, electronics, and yoga into traditional performance contexts providing an expansive and heart opening experience for the audience. Classical works include the music of Frederic Chopin, Johannes Brahms, Franz Schubert, Robert Schumann and more.
She is a classically trained concert pianist, certified yoga instructor and sound/music healer. Ruby teaches, performs and gives masterclasses internationally. She held the title of lecturer of piano at the University of Massachusetts Lowell from 2012-2016. She integrates her grounding in classical music and her extensive performance and teaching experience with her deep passion for yoga and healing. Ruby shares her insights with others to help facilitate and guide them on their own journey of self-discovery through sound/music and movement.
Ruby earned a certificate as a Sound and Music Facilitator from the New York Open Center, Sound and Music Institute in 2012. Her teachers included founder and director, Don Campbell, the author of the best-selling book, The Mozart Effect and Joshua Leeds, innovator in sound healing, who wrote The Power of Sound. “
Ruby will facilitate a workshop, “The Heart of Sound,” on Feb. 22 from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. in Room 228 of the Fine Arts Annex. This event is free and open to the public. It will be a consciousness expanding workshop including sound, yoga and movement. Exercises include vocal toning for health and wellness, I-Ching Drumming, meditations on sound, yoga for relaxation and greater awareness. Ruby will discuss the science behind why sound heals and why we are so connected to music.