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Alive Inside Film at the Michigan Theatre

August 25, 2016 @ 10:30 pm - August 26, 2016 @ 12:30 am


Alive Inside Film at the Michigan Theatre

The Jackson Symphony Guild strives to share the power of music with everyone. The showing of Alive Inside is a piece of our efforts to collect new or used ipods, Nanos and iphones, to be used with the Jackson community Alzheimer’s population. We will load these devices with music from the users’ era and provide them with headphones, so that they too can come alive inside from the power of music. Please consider donating a new or used iPod, Nano, or iPhone.


Doors open at 6:00 p.m., film starts at 6:30 p.m.




Expert Panel


Jennifer Howard has served as the Executive Director of the Alzheimer’s Association, Michigan Great Lakes Chapter for the past six years but has been involved with the Association for about 15 years as a volunteer and staff member. Jennifer’s education includes a BA in Psychology from Wayne State University in Detroit, MI and a Master’s Degree in Social Work with a focus on gerontology, clinical practice and community organization from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. Prior to working for the Alzheimer’s Association, Jennifer served as a clinical social worker for Turner Geriatric Clinic at the University of Michigan. Her work there included patient assessment, family and individual counseling, family mediation, patient education, grant writing, student education and mentoring, care management and support group facilitation.



Dr. Bruce Brown is the composer in residence with the Jackson Symphony Orchestra and the host of the JSO’s popular Backstage Glimpses presentations. He also serves at Spring Arbor University as a professor of music and the chair of the music department. He is an active composer, and his works have been performed across the United States and in Europe. In recent years he has completed commissioned works for numerous organizations including Consumer’s Energy, South Carolina School for the Arts, Central Michigan University, Spring Arbor University and the Jackson Symphony. Bruce also loves writing about music, Michigan and people, and he recently completed a mystery novel, Dissonance, which he published in April. He is currently writing a sequel, tentatively titled Distraction. He is always eager to discuss his fascination with music’s power, and the many ways music affects human life and experience.



Jaime Lawrence, MT-BC, received her Bachelors Degree in Music Therapy from Michigan State University. She completed her music therapy internship at the Center for Discovery in Harris, NY. This internship provided extensive training in creative and improvisational music nationally certified through the Certification Board for Music Therapists. Jaime opened Harmony Garden Music Therapy Services (HGMTS) in June 2006, when she returned to Jackson. She wanted to give back to the community she grew up in, believing that music therapy and early childhood music have a place in her hometown. Jaime has a very wide range of experience working in a variety of settings. As a music therapist, she works with children as young as 3 months old, as well as adults to 100 years old who suffer from Alzheimer’s and other dementia related diseases, and patients in Hospice and palliative care.



August 25, 2016 @ 10:30 pm
August 26, 2016 @ 12:30 am