"I see music as an act of expression for a composer, performer and audience. When I compose (and perform as well),  my goal is to make an emotional, human connection with others.

"We’ve all experienced times when words can’t express our inner feelings. In those times it’s not a lack of feelings but an abundance of emotion that stills the tongue. Joy. Sadness. Love. Frustration. Gratitude. Delight. Music frees us to feel, to contemplate, to heal, to express, to celebrate.

"Nothing accomplishes a meaningful connection quicker, more directly, or more universally than music .

“I love making connections through the music I write.”

Stan Bann