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Renowned TED Speaker, Entrepreneur Terry Moore, Promotes Brain Health with HomeoLux™ Launch: Beacon40™ Products Brings Hope and Help to Families Battling Cognitive Decline

NEW YORK (PRWEB) February 11, 2020
Terry Moore, a renowned business leader and popular TED speaker (How to Tie Your Shoes), has announced the launch of Homeolux™ and the company’s Beacon40™ product line. Singularly focused on bringing hope and help to families battling cognitive decline, HomeoLux™ is a health and technology company that designs wellness products based on cutting-edge scientific research. With the CDC calling for action to support the 16 million+ people affected by cognitive impairment in the U.S. alone, Moore and his team launched HomeoLux™ to offer accessible wellness solutions to the public.
When his wife was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s in 2016, Founder and CEO Terry Moore paused his retirement and dedicated his focus to searching for a scientific solution to provide hope and help for his family.The launch of Homeolux is driven by Terry Moore’s passion and drive to help his wife, and other families facing cognitive decline.
On the launch, Terry Moore stated, “Cognitive decline is both a global health crisis and a personal challenge for my family. When my wife was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, I was disheartened to learn that no cure was available. Then I discovered that hope could be found in light therapy. I thought, ‘It’s like a massage for your brain.’ I turned my focus to developing a product that would bring help to my family and others.”
The Beacon40™ is a light system that fits seamlessly into regular routines to support brain health. Scientific research shows, when a disturbance in the brain’s gamma rhythm occurs, cognitive function decreases. Beacon40™ utilizes precise engineering to deliver lights pulsing at 40Hz, mirroring the brain’s healthy gamma rhythm, which has been found to improve mental acuity, memory and attention.
“Terry Moore is one of the most inspired thinkers I know, and I am amazed at the offering he has built with HomeoLux,” says David J. Brenner, Ph.D., D.Sc., Higgins Professor of Radiation Biophysics Director, Center for Radiological Research, Columbia University Irving Medical Center. Brenner continued, “With his experience both personal and professional, it’s no surprise he’s created a brilliant product in such a needed space.”
The Beacon40™ offers a safe, noninvasive method of stimulating the brain’s activity and rejuvenating healthy gamma rhythms, while users go about their daily routines. In fact, the Beacon40™ can be used while working, reading and watching television.
Both the Beacon40™ Personal and the Beacon40™ Surround provide wellness routines to improve brain function and cognitive health. The Beacon40™ Personal is recommended for smaller personal spaces and can be purchased for $399. The Beacon40™ Surround accommodates larger rooms and is available for $659.
Each system includes a wireless remote control to change the settings for personal preferences. With the sleek design, both products blend seamlessly into any décor.
ABOUT HOMEOLUXHomeoLux™ is a health and technology company that designs wellness products based on cutting-edge scientific research. Founder and CEO Terry Moore, who is a respected management consultant a popular TED speaker, stepped out of retirement to launch the company when his wife was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. HomeoLux™ delivers wellness technology that is safe and accessible, bringing hope and help to families battling cognitive decline.
ABOUT THE BEACON40™ PRODUCT LINEFamilies battling cognitive decline need help now. There just isn’t time to wait. Beacon40™ brings the latest advances in scientific research into your home or office today. Beacon40™ lights are safe, quiet and noninvasive. They’re designed to fade into the background while users go about their daily routines. Use them while watching television, cooking, reading or entertaining. With wireless remote control and elegant design, the Beacon40™ light system is easy to set up and operate. It’s also portable so you can take it with you on vacation or other travel plans.
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Six Renowned Conductors to Lead the 2020 NAfME All-National Honor Ensembles

2019 All-National Honor Jazz Ensemble student. Photo: Bob O’Lary.

The nation’s top high school musicians will audition for the opportunity to rehearse and perform int he All-National Honor Ensembles which include a concert band, symphony orchestra, mixed choir, jazz ensemble, guitar ensemble, and modern band ensemble, now in its second year.

RESTON, Va. (PRWEB) February 10, 2020
This year, six award-winning conductors will lead the National Association for Music Education’s (NAfME) premier All-National Honor Ensembles (ANHE) in Orlando, Florida. NAfME is pleased to announce the return of both the Modern Band and Guitar Ensembles to the ANHE program.
The nation’s top high school musicians will audition for the opportunity to rehearse and perform in a one-of-a-kind national music honors program. The students must first compete at their local, district, and state level to become eligible for this distinguished honor. On November 5–8, these exceptional musicians will gather at Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center in Orlando to showcase their expert musicianship and perform a gala concert celebrating music education and the arts.
The All-National Honor Ensembles consist of a concert band, symphony orchestra, mixed choir, jazz ensemble, guitar ensemble, and modern band ensemble, now in its second year. The concert band and symphony orchestra will each have approximately 120 instrumentalists, the jazz ensemble 20 instrumentalists, the mixed choir approximately 240 vocalists, the guitar ensemble 60 guitarists, and the modern band ensemble 20 musicians. Eligible students have qualified for their state-level honor ensemble program and competed against top students for a spot in these national honor ensembles. As many states do not have an All-State Guitar Ensemble, students who participate in their school’s guitar ensemble program are permitted to apply for the All-National Guitar Ensemble. Similarly, as many schools do not have modern band ensembles, students are permitted to apply for All-National Modern Band if they are sponsored by a NAfME member. The audition deadline is May 1, 2020, at 11:59 PM Eastern time.
Ensemble members will perform under the direction of six of the most prominent conductors in the United States.
Rodney Dorsey, Professor of Music at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, will lead the 2020 All-National Concert Band. Dorsey is the conductor of the internationally recognized Indiana Wind Ensemble and guides all aspects of the graduate wind conducting program. Past positions have included Director of Bands at the University of Oregon, Associate Director of Bands at the University of Michigan, Associate Professor of Music at DePaul University, and Director of Athletic Bands at Northwestern University’s Bienen School of Music. Dorsey also taught public school for eight years in Florida and Georgia. He is an active guest conductor having led intercollegiate, all-state, and regional honors bands around the country. International engagements include Hungary, Canada and Bulgaria. An active advocate for the composition of new wind repertoire, Dorsey has been involved in a number of commissioning projects that include the following composers; Andrea Reinkemeyer, Steven Mackey, D. J. Sparr, Anthony Barfield, Stacy Garrop, Andrew Rindfleisch, and John Mackey. Read more about Rodney Dorsey.
Nobuyoshi Yasuda, Orchestra Director at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and Music Director of the Chippewa Valley Symphony, will lead the 2020 All-National Symphony Orchestra. He guest conducted orchestras such as the Muncie Symphony Orchestra, the Fort Wayne Philharmonic, La Crosse Symphony, and the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra. With the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, he has participated in the educational outreach project, “Arts across Minnesota” granted by the Minnesota State Arts Board, to have residency in a high school; he led a ‘side by side rehearsal’ and gave a concert. Yasuda’s contagious enthusiasm and dedication to education has made him an icon of music in Eau Claire and surrounding communities. His expertise and joyful approach to music that allows him to work successfully with the musicians of the Chippewa Valley Symphony, Grand Teton Music Festival, and St. Paul Chamber Orchestra has allowed him to reach out to aspiring young musicians as well. Read more about Nobuyoshi Yasuda.
Frances Fonza is the Director of Worship and Arts at Mt. Ennon Baptist Church in Clinton, Maryland, and teaches at Duke Ellington School of the Arts in Washington, DC. She will lead the 2020 All-National Mixed Choir. Fonza taught choral music at the middle school and high school levels in Kentucky for several years. Additionally, she served as Assistant Professor of Music Education and Director of Choral Activities at Wittenberg University in Springfield, Ohio. Her responsibilities included teaching music education courses, aural skills, choral conducting, supervising music education interns, and directing the Wittenberg choirs. Choirs under her direction have participated in state, regional, and national music festivals. Fonza is an active singer, clinician, and adjudicator. A frequent guest conductor, she has conducted several honor, public school, and church choirs. Read more about Frances Fonza.
Todd Stoll will lead the 2020 All-National Jazz Ensemble. Stoll has taught young musicians at every level, from elementary school through college. His impact on public music education can be seen in his legacy at central Ohio’s Westerville City Schools, where he served for 18 years as music teacher and for 10 years as music curriculum coordinator. He has also served as Ohio’s president of the International Association of Jazz Educators and the inaugural chair of jazz events for the Ohio Music Education Association. In 2011, Stoll became the Vice President of Education at Jazz at Lincoln Center (JALC) in New York City, which continues to afford him the opportunity to bring jazz education programs to thousands of people of all ages and socioeconomic levels. Since he joined the organization, JALC has produced more than 10,000 education events in the United States and around the world. Stoll holds a Master of Music degree from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music and a Bachelor of Music degree from Miami University. He currently serves on the boards of the Jazz Education Network where he is President; the New York City chapter of Most Valuable Kids; and the NAfME Music Education Policy Roundtable. Read more about Todd Stoll.
Chuck Hulihan, Assistant Department Chair for Performing Arts at Glendale Community College (GCC), will lead the 2020 All-National Guitar Ensemble. Hulihan has enjoyed a career over the past three decades as a guitarist, educator, conductor, narrator, arts administrator, and as a classical music radio host. His work as a conductor has included more than 120 concerts directing the GCC Guitar Ensembles and includes leading large orchestras comprising students from high school, college, and guitar society ensembles. He is the Director of the Guitar Foundation of America’s Youth Guitar Orchestra, Community Guitar Orchestra, and Guitar Summit. He contributes to the field of music education as a conference clinician and presenter and serves as Western Division Representative for the National Association for Music Education’s Innovations Council, as ex-officio Guitar Chair for the Arizona Music Educators Association, and as an active board member of the Grand Canyon and Phoenix Guitar Societies. Read more about Chuck Hulihan.
Tony Sauza is the Los Angeles County Regional Program Director, where he supports teachers in developing their Modern Band programs across the Southern California area. Sauza will lead the 2020 All-National Honor Modern Band. Before joining the staff of Little Kids Rock, he taught secondary music in Los Angeles for eight years. Sauza received his bachelor’s degree from UCLA in Ethnomusicology while minoring in Chicana/o Studies. He then earned his California Single Subject Teaching Credential in Music in 2010 and his masters degree in Afro-Latin Music from California State University Los Angeles in 2012. Sauza is a multi-instrumentalist and has been playing guitar for more than twenty years. He currently performs locally and nationally with his cumbia project, Viento Callejero, along with guest appearances and collaborations with international artists. Read more about Tony Sauza.
Read more about the NAfME 2020 All-National Honor Ensembles, guest conductor biographies, and how students may audition by visiting: and follow #ANHE2020.
National Association for Music Education, among the world’s largest arts education organizations, is the only association that addresses all aspects of music education. NAfME advocates at the local, state, and national levels; provides resources for teachers, parents, and administrators; hosts professional development events; and offers a variety of opportunities for students and teachers. The Association has supported music educators at all teaching levels for more than a century. With more than 60,000 members teaching millions of students nationwide, the organization is the national voice for music education in the United States.
Jazz at Lincoln Center The mission of Jazz at Lincoln Center is to entertain, enrich and expand a global community for Jazz through performance, education and advocacy. We believe Jazz is a metaphor for Democracy. Because jazz is improvisational, it celebrates personal freedom and encourages individual expression. Because jazz is swinging, it dedicates that freedom to finding and maintaining common ground with others. Because jazz is rooted in the blues, it inspires us to face adversity with persistent optimism.
Little Kids Rock transforms lives by restoring, expanding, and innovating music education in our schools. Our network of thousands of K–12 teachers across 45 states leads a national movement that brings innovative and inclusive music education to students. Using genres including rock, pop, Latin, and rap, the Little Kids Rock program empowers teachers to build music programs as diverse as the kids they serve. Students see themselves reflected in their classes, which strengthens their connection to their school, their peers, and their community. Little Kids Rock also donates necessary instruments and curriculum, meeting a key need of many school music programs. The world of music expands through innovation. Little Kids Rock ensures that music education does as well. More than 500,000 kids currently participate in Little Kids Rock programs nationwide. Since 2002, the organization has reached more than 1,000,000 students with highly inclusive and culturally relevant music education.
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Mandel Launches Listening Science Practice, Welcoming Renowned Listening Intelligence Expert Dana Dupuis to Its Executive Team

“Just as communication styles vary from individual to individual, so do listening styles.”

CAPITOLA, Calif. (PRWEB) February 06, 2020
Mandel Communications, the global leader in technology-driven communication skills training, is pleased to announce the addition of Dana Dupuis to its executive team. Dupuis, a pioneer and expert in Listening Intelligence, has joined the organization as the Executive Director of Research & Development, Listening Science.
Dupuis brings a wealth of expertise in leader development and communication to Mandel. She has spent her career exploring the effects of corporate communication and interpersonal collaboration on organizational well-being. Her research has established an innovative way to harness the power of listening.
Ed Musselwhite, CEO of Mandel, believes Dana’s background and skills in the listening space will be of enormous value for Mandel’s corporate clients.
“Dana’s research really expands our own mission of aiding human success by making every communication count,” said Musselwhite. “Listening is such a big component of the equation, and we haven’t had the in-depth expertise and the game-changing research to profoundly bolster our impact in that area until now.”
Early in her career, Dupuis began to see listening as an essential factor of healthy corporate communication. She pursued her own research into the science of listening, partnering with neuroscientists, clinical psychologists and communication professionals to define Listening Intelligence.
Dupuis’s research established a new understanding of listening as a brain-based function. “No two brains are alike,” says Dupuis. “Just as communication styles vary from individual to individual, so do listening styles.”
Dupuis and her team spent eight years developing a cognitive-based listening assessment. It has been studied by peers in the academic community and proven to be scientifically grounded and statistically reliable.
The assessment helps leaders and teams quickly understand and adapt to the listening styles and corresponding behaviors of team members, prospective clients, individual employees and future hires.
The result is more accurate and efficient two-way communications that provide benefits to all involved.
The assessment has broad application and has been successful in developing sales teams, improving management decision-making and accelerating cultural on-boarding.
Of her new role, Dupuis said, “Mandel is best-in-class for helping people communicate more effectively, and I’m honored to be a part of this organization.”
About Mandel CommunicationsMandel is the global leader in technology-driven communication skills training.
With proven expertise in the science of communication, Mandel helps companies around the world prepare their people to present, influence and collaborate more effectively and make every communication count. With flexible, technology-driven delivery options, and proven customized content, Mandel is the recognized leader in anytime, anywhere communication skills training.
Companies who’ve implemented Mandel’s solutions to empower their employees, include: Cisco, DellEMC, Genworth, Hilti, HP Inc., Intel, Kraft Heinz, and Masco.

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