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Music & Autism: Empowering the Mozart in Us All

Mainly Mozart Festival Opening Concert with Derek Paravicini
Thursday, May 30 | The Conrad, La Jolla | BUY TICKETS

8:00pm – Concert with Derek Paravicini, piano
10:00pm-11:00pm – VIP Reception

Mozart & the Mind Showcase 
Friday, May 31 | Allen Airways Flying Museum, Gillespie Field, El Cajon | BUY TICKETS


Temple Grandin – Keynote Presentation
Alex Pruetting – Piano
Victoria Rose Womble- Vocals
Chi-Ling Wu – Piano and more
Clayton Freeman – Sax
Adam Mandela Walden – Cello
Derek Paravicini – Piano

Mozart & the Mind Symposium & Expo Day One
Saturday, June 1 | Irwin M. Jacobs Qualcomm Hall | BUY TICKETS

11:00am-4:00pm – Symposium & Expo
4:00pm-4:45pm – Books signing
5:00pm-7:00pm – Temple Grandin keynote; Derek Paravicini concert

Day one: The power of investing time, energy and resources into uncovering interests and nurturing strengths, rather than exclusively addressing problems or challenges.

Saturday Speakers include:
Thomas Iland – Charismatic Speaker and Autistic Advocate
Temple Grandin – Keynote Presentation: Finding Your Inner Mozart
Kristine Barnett – Mozart in Flashcards & Physics
Dr. Darold Treffert (Video) – The Savant Syndrome: Those Incredible “Islands of Genius”
Dr. Edlyn Peña & Diego Peña – Mozart in Prose
Annette & Matteo Musso – Mozart in Poetry
Dr. Rosa Martinez – Mozart in Paint
Dr. Thomas Fabricus – Mozart Decoding – Hyperlexia
Bryan Mischler & Vivian Hazell – Neurodiversity and Strength-Based Transitions to Adulthood

    Music and Autism Showcase: Concert Featuring Artists on the Spectrum

    The SDSU Center for Autism and the SDSU School of Music and Dance, in collaboration with Mainly Mozart, present The Music and Autism Showcase, part of the Mozart & the Mind festival!

    This is a free event for all lovers of art and music. Come for an afternoon to experience the art of exceptional musicians who are on the autism spectrum, and to hear their stories on how music has enriched their lives.

    Smith Recital Hall, San Diego State University
    5500 Campanile Drive
    San Diego, CA 92182

    Visit The Music and Autism Showcase for more information and to register

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