MUNDI PROJECT THROUGHOUT THE YEAR 2018 has been an exciting year for Mundi Project! Our Top 3 Moments: #1: We celebrated Piano Bank’s 200th piano donation and placement! On November 17th, friends from the community came to celebrate this amazing benchmark of our cornerstone program (est. 2006). Piano Bank recipients and students from our Harmony Hub guitar … Continue reading Mundi Project Throughout 2018!
What a semester it’s been for Harmony Hub! This fall, we offered piano classes and classical guitar classes for students at Riley Elementary School in their after school program and for the community at Sorenson Community Campus! The students presented a Winter Showcase on December 12 at the Sorenson Black Box Theatre for friends and … Continue reading Harmony Hub Fall 2018
How many hours did Mundi Ambassadors volunteer? From September-December, 117 performance and service hours!!! This year, we have 21 Ambassadors on the roster and together they shared their musical talents at 9 outreach performances, 6 special community events, and at weekly Harmony Hub classes at Riley Elementary and Sorenson Community Campus! We are so grateful … Continue reading Ambassador Highlights Fall 2018
In partnership with the Leonardo Museum and Mundi’s Piano Technician Andrew Swan, Harmony Hub students and museum-goers learned how a piano is built by TAKING IT APART! Similar to #PeoplesPianoProject, this is an “upcycling” project of Piano Bank for well-loved pianos! In fact, the piano we took apart had been on the streets of Salt Lake … Continue reading Tech Take Apart!
MESSAGE FROM HANA JANATOVA, FOUNDER OF MUNDI PROJECT After a three-month process, it is my pleasure to announce that the Board of Directors has selected Dr. Ruby Chou as the new Executive Director to lead Mundi Project into its next chapter. Dr. Chou comes to the Mundi Project with a strong commitment to uphold and guide the … Continue reading New Executive Director, New Chapter
The community painted a grand piano for this year’s #PeoplesPianoProject!! You can see & play this piano at the Leonardo Museum cafe (no museum admission needed to do this). Fun fact: this grand piano was our 1st public space placement in 2009. It was loved a lot by its previous owners and the community of … Continue reading #PeoplesPianoProject
On September 14, Mundi Project staff paid a visit to East High School piano program to make some minor repairs to the damper pedal on their new piano placement and to see the advanced piano class in action. This summer we received the generous donation of a Suzuki Baby Grand, which now serves 176 students … Continue reading Baby Grand for East High School
Junhao Wang (2013-2015) Junhao Wang, a freshman at the Hillcrest High School, studies piano with Dr. Jie Lu and Dr. Ning Lu. Over the past three years he has won many solo and concerto piano competition awards. His most recent remarkable experiences are his participation in the 2015 Cleveland International Piano Competition Young Artists’ Competition … Continue reading Ambassador: Junhao Wang
Cesar (2015) – Cable Console 11 year old Cesar has been practicing for the past 2 and a half years and is excited to have a new piano in his home. “This piano inspires me to try as hard as I possibly can,” he says. Besides playing piano, Cesar also likes percussion, science, and cooking. … Continue reading Piano Bank: Cesar (2015)
Variations 2015 Musical harmony, melody, and rhythm come from mathematics, dating to antiquity and the discovery that notes sounded together on a stringed instrument are most pleasing when the string lengths are simple ratios of each other. The musical language supports mathematical patterns through harmonic patterns, melodic motives, and rhythm. Harmonic series show up in … Continue reading Mundi Live: Variations