Music teacher, Karl Grohmann, hosted St. Sebastian’s 10th Faculty Zoom Seminar on Wednesday, November 8. Begun in the early days of the pandemic lockdown to keep our community connected, the series features members of the faculty delivering a passion project seminar of their own choosing. Karl’s seminar, “Rhythm of Life”, took the viewers on a musical exploration of how sound and vibration move the world. Joined on the call by alumni, current parents, parents of alumni, grandparents and friends of St. Sebastian’s, Grohmann brought a unique perspective and delivery style to the ongoing forum.
A member of the St. Sebastian’s Faculty since 2006, Karl earned a B.A. from the Berklee College of Music and an M.M. from the Longy School of Music of Bard College. A percussionist, a composer and an educator, Karl is a musical triple threat known for his innovative approach to music and his willingness to experiment with a wide range of genres and techniques.
Incorporating several videos he created specifically to amplify his message, Karl delved into music and its impact on the human heart. Or is it the human heart that impacts music? Touching on topics including rhythm, melody, harmony, timbre, and synesthesia to name a few, Karl shared his reflections on how music is everywhere in our lives and how it can even play a role in our health and wellbeing.
Thank you, Karl, for this inspiring and thoughtful interlude!