How Music Affects Our Brains

Have you ever wondered why we all love and need music? During his presentation Junior Fellow John Pape answered that very question.

John taught the middle school audience all about how music positively affects our brains and body chemistry. He discussed how researchers, using the latest technologies, have proven that listening to music stimulates complex brain activity.

John then discussed his original piece of music entitled, “Happiness.” In this piece, John drew upon his research, emotions, and violin training to evoke feelings from his audience. After it was performed by two special guests, cellist Linda Atherton and violinist Collista Koh, the audience was most certainly impressed and happy!
Congratulations, John, on an informative presentation.

Shaker Heights Campus

20701 Brantley Road
Shaker Heights, Ohio 44122
GRADES Junior K-8
Phone: 216-321-8260

Hunting Valley Campus

2785 SOM Center Road
Hunting Valley, Ohio 44022
Phone: 216-831-2200
University School serves 870 boys in Junior Kindergarten to grade 12 on two campuses in suburban Cleveland, Ohio. The School’s mission is to inspire boys of promise to become young men of character who lead and serve. Dedicated faculty, rigorous curriculum, and experiential programs foster intellectual, physical, creative, and moral excellence.