Winchester Academy will present a special program at St. Mary Magdalene Catholic Community at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 9.
Krista Wozniak, a New York soprano and music educator, will discuss the development of vocal music from prehistoric times to the modern era. She will include some vocal renditions to illustrate her discussion.
Humans have been singing for thousands of years, and while scholars debate singing’s importance in evolution, new scientific evidence sheds light on why early humans sang and why modern humans should, too.
Wozniak will explain new research into the power of singing, how humans are built to sing, how singing may have saved the human species, and how singing can improve people’s lives and relationships.
Through her association with “Music and the Brain,” Wozniak has worked as a teacher and partnered with community arts organizations, English language learners and at-risk youths. She serves on the board of directors for New York’s Opera on Tap and performs regularly with the group.
A graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, Wozniak did postgraduate work at Boston University’s Opera Institute and earned a master’s degree in liberal studies from Excelsior College.
This special program is sponsored by Ingrid Leslie in memory of her husband, Van.