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In this ever-changing world, one thing that remains constant is music.  The power of music is inexplicable.  As I walk through day-to-day life, I enjoy reciting quotes that inspire me as I master my craft in music school.  Here are some of my favorite quotes about music from women:

  1. “Music was my refuge.  I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness.” – Maya Angelou
  2. “How is it that music can, without words, evoke our laughter, our fears, our highest aspirations?” ― Jane Swan
  3. “Without music, life would be blank to me.” ― Jane Austen
  4. “Music is the strongest form of magic.” ― Marilyn Manson
  5. “Music acts like a magic key, to which the most tightly closed heart opens.” ― Maria Augusta von Trapp
  6. “Music is the great uniter. An incredible force. Something that people who differ on everything and anything else can have in common.” ― Sarah Dessen
  7. “Tell me what you listen to, and I’ll tell you who you are.” ― Tiffanie DeBartolo
  8. “You have to take a deep breath and allow the music to flow through you. Revel in it; allow yourself to awe. When you play, allow the music to break your heart with its beauty.” – Kelly White
  9. “When music fails to agree to the ear, to soothe the ear and the heart and the senses, then it has missed its point.” – Maria Callas
  10. “People haven’t always been there for me, but music always has.” – Taylor Swift
Hannah Shively

Youngstown '22

Hannah Shively is a senior pursuing her bachelor's degree in instrumental music education from the Dana School of Music at Youngstown State University. She's very passionate about a lot of things: Jesus, music, coffee, fruit snacks, dogs, the cello, and being barefoot. She adores traveling, especially to the beach. You can often find her hanging out with friends, making music, eating delicious food, and going on new adventures.
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