PHOENIX, Feb. 29, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The new book, Arts Awareness: A Fieldbook for Awakening Creative Consciousness in Everyday Life, from Dr. Patricia Hoy, an award-winning arts advocate, musician, consultant and speaker, is now in widespread release on Amazon.com
In Arts Awareness: A Fieldbook For Awakening Creative Consciousness in Everyday Life, ($18.95 GIA Publishing, October 2015), Hoy writes about the importance of the arts in relation to the changes, opportunities, and possibilities that are now central to thriving in the 21st century. As an artist, educator, and administrator for more than 30 years, she considers the principles of creating art, and the lessons and insight that learning provides, an integral part of a strong educational foundation.
"I'm so pleased that Arts Awareness is now available on Amazon as it will make it even more accessible," said Hoy. "Readers will discover how to connect the empowering aspects of artistic expression to making uniquely individual choices in everyday life."
At a time when the world has shifted dramatically and people are looking for new ways to reach out, to interact, and to share their inner spirit with the world, the seven concepts in Arts Awareness provide a foundation for moving forward with renewed enthusiasm and strength.
Arts Awareness: A Fieldbook For Awakening Creative Consciousness in Everyday Life, ($18.95 paperback, distributed by GIA Publishing ISBN: 978-1-62277-168-4) is available now at www.amazon.com and www.giamusic.com. GIA Publications, Inc. is a major publisher of hymnals, other sacred music, and music education materials and is based in Chicago, Illinois.
About Patricia Hoy
Dr. Hoy graduated from the University of Redlands with Bachelor and Master's degrees in woodwind performance and from the University of Arizona with a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in conducting. As a free-lance woodwind doubler for nearly thirty years she performed a widely varied repertoire of classical solo, chamber, and orchestral music, as well as jazz, musical theater, and pop. As a conductor for more than 20 years, her work is equally as varied—leading wind ensembles, orchestras, musical theater, and ballet. While she continued to perform, she taught high school instrumental music for eight years before moving to higher education in 1985. She moved quickly through the system to tenured professor, accepting several administrative assignments along the way, and finally assuming a role as a full-time higher education administrator. As an administrator, she has had success in galvanizing large numbers of people in organizations to work toward common goals and break down barriers that have limited them for years. Her greatest strength is to imagine the possibilities and create the momentum to realize full potential using many of the principles based on her Arts Awareness concepts.
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