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Bernie to talk music and baseball

Posted by: Peter Abraham - Posted in Misc on Oct 10, 2008 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

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Bernie Williams headlines the list of performers and participants in the third annual Purchase Wide Open Festival on October 17 and 18 at Purchase College. Purchase is located at 735 Anderson Hill Road, Purchase New York.

Bernie Williams a Yankee superstar with four World Series titles, five American League championships, a batting average of .308, and four All Star game selections, is currently a Music Composition student in the Purchase College School of the Arts Conservatory of Music. With his focus now on a music career, Williams has become a composer and recording artist. He plays guitar on his debut album “The Journey Within.”

Williams will join Professor David Gluck, head of Studio Production, in a discussion of the similarities and differences in the worlds of sports and music at a talk titled “In The Zone: Parallel Mindsets,” at 2 p.m. Oct. 18 in the Music Building’s Recital Hall. Williams will discuss the similarities between being a superior athlete and a masterful musician. Topics such as creativity, discipline, focus, spontaneity, preparation, awareness, nervousness and passion will be talked about in great detail.

The Purchase Wide open Festival celebrates the extraordinary creativity of the Purchase community with dozens of performances throughout the campus. Featured are presentations of the conservatory programs and the independent work of Purchase musicians, writers, scholars, actors, dancers, artists and filmmakers.

For a complete schedule go to www.purchase.edu and click purchase Wide Open events.

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