Date of Award


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Open Access

Degree Name

Creative Studies, M.S.


International Center for Studies in Creativity

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Music has always been an important part of my life. It has helped me through some extremely challenging times. Music has had a profound impact on my feelings, thoughts and moods. I seem to connect with it on a deeper level, which has helped me deal with personal issues that I have endured. Because of the help that I have received from music, based on my own life experiences, I feel that I needed to share this connection with others who may be struggling with life‟s uncertainties as well. Therefore, I will compile a collection of journal entries in which I will listen to different types of music for thirty days. I will reflect primarily on how the music has affected me including thoughts and feelings and memories. I will be sure to use as many different genres as possible in order to get a wide range of reactions. In order to reach out to other people and get feedback on my observations, I will transcribe my journal entries onto a personal web blog, where they can leave feedback and comments. I feel that my journal will be an extremely creative outlet for me and others because of the ability to reflect on the music and how it affects us on a more personal level.