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Hattie’s Creative Arts performs at first music recital

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On Wed., Aug. 17, Hattie’s Creative Arts musicians performed with Hiram College students at their first music recital. The performance showcased work completed as part of a pilot program between Hattie Larlham and Hiram College.

The partnership started in the fall of 2015 when Hattie’s Creative Arts music tracker Sarah Weirich connected Hiram College students with Hattie Larlham musicians. The students and musicians meet once a week, working on a music piece of their choice.

Some musicians chose to work with GarageBand, a software program that allows users to create music. We had musicians sing, play the harmonica, strum the guitar or have a music tracker assist with playing an instrument with music they composed.

“They’re creating music,” said Phylliss Steiner, director of Hattie’s Creative Arts about the musicians. “Every decision is what they wanted. It’s not coming out of our heads, it’s coming out of theirs.”

Hattie’s Creative Arts is a Hattie Larlham program. Musicians, photographers, painters and sculptors work with children and adult with intellectual and developmental disabilities in one-on-one sessions. For more information, contact Phylliss Steiner at 330-732-8265.

Donate to Hattie’s Creative Arts music program.