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Music for Life

Music for Life is a music-appreciation and music-history based program that explores the purpose and value of music to humanity’s enrichment. Hosted by Ryan Malone, it features interviews with artists performing at the Armstrong Auditorium sponsored by the Armstrong International Cultural Foundation.


In this episode, we explore compositions inspired by, or intended to honor, a victory — either fictional or historic, either on the battlefield or in other fields.


In this episode, we explore the Turtle Island Quartet and the program for its upcoming performance at Armstrong Auditorium.

In this episode, we explore compositions inspired by the memory of the deceased, or by death in general.

In this episode, we explore cellist Tess Remy-Schumacher, soprano Paula Malone and the program for their upcoming duo performance at Armstrong Auditorium.

In this episode, we explore repertoire for a single instrument that is usually grouped with other instruments—from solo cello to one-handed piano.

In this episode, we explore compositions intended to depict laughter or an element of humor.

In this episode, we explore composers whose fathers or sons were also composers—plus a Classroom Corner about what the less-musical or non-musical parents can listen for when their children are practicing.

In this episode, we sample vast array of composers whose original career paths were to become lawyers.

In this episode, we explore The Step Crew — the dancers and the band — and the program for their upcoming performance at Armstrong Auditorium.