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Video: Minnesota Orchestra cellist Sonia Mantell shares her experience with anxiety and invites you to join us in the creation of this special commission by composer Molly Joyce.

Submit Your Video

Join the Minnesota Orchestra and composer Molly Joyce in creating a unique piece of music for an upcoming concert around music and mental health. Submit a one-minute audio or video clip, or written response to musicandhealing@mnorch.org answering one or more of the prompts: 

What does anxiety feel like for you?

What does your body feel like when it is relaxed and at ease?

What helps you move from feeling anxious to feeling at ease?

Submit Your Response

By submitting, the Minnesota Orchestra has your permission to incorporate your clip or written response in an upcoming work and concert. Please include your name and contact information in the submission. The Minnesota Orchestra will give credit to creators if their submission if used, unless anonymity is requested. We are accepting submissions through February 12. The final piece will be premiered at a special concert in July 2023.

Project Advisors
University of Minnesota’s Earl E. Bakken Center for Spirituality & Healing