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Music for Life Program


  • LISTEN to a great piece of music.
  • LEARN about the composer and the historical and cultural setting of the music.
  • EXPLORE the music further with a related visual art, movement, or dramatic activity.

The Music for Life Library Program offers children a creative and stimulating introduction to classical music, composers and the culture of the music's origin.  Each program involves interactive games, activities, and classical music listening. After children hear the piece of music (performed live), they explore the music through some combination of visual art, movement, and dramatic activity.  


Program Length:  45 minutes

For ages:  4-8

Up Next...

Saturday, October 5, 2019, 1:30-2:30 pm:  Explore Vivaldi!

Saturday, November 9, 2019,  1:30 - 2:30 pm:  Explore Manuel Ponce!

Highwood Public Library, 102 Highwood Avenue



About Matt Boresi, Director of Arts Integration


Matt Boresi is Director of Arts Integration at Music Institute of Chicago and Artistic Director for the MIC Musical Theater Program.  He is Theatre Director at Lake Forest Academy and an adjunct professor of Opera and Music Theatre at Carthage College. In addition to his work in education, Matt maintains a thriving career as a wordsmith for new operas, including the upcoming World Premiere "The Thirteenther" (composer Peter Hilliard) in development at Carnegie Melon University and premiering at DC's UrbanArias in September. Matt is a parenting comedy writer for Chicago Parent magazine and chicagoparent.com.

For more information, or to schedule a program contact:
Victor Ribadeneyra |  847.448.8338

Manager of Community Engagment


This project is made possible by contributions from the Highland Park Community Foundation.