Entries by Eyleen Braaten

Giving Voice honored with National Chorus America Award

The Chorus America/ASCAP Alice Parker Award honors composer Alice Parker, whose career has spanned six decades and has been devoted to the creation of works for the human voice. The award was established in 2003 to recognize a chorus for programming recently composed music that expands the mission of the chorus and challenges the chorus’s audience in new ways.… Read more

It Goes Back to the Second Grade

When I was in second grade, my classroom visited a nursing home to play bingo.  The morning of the visit, my friend confided that she was nervous that the residents living with dementia or other memory loss would ask her repetitious questions. … Read more

Being Intentional this Thanksgiving

I am Edie Weinstein, a ninth grader at Visitation School, and an author of a new children’s book about dementia called Grandpa and Lucy.  I wrote this book to educate young people about dementia.  I am a Saint Paul native, and one of my favorite things in the world is spending time with my family.… Read more