Mozart & the Mind 2019 Calendar of Events

Mainly Mozart Festival Opening Concert with Derek Paravicini
Thursday, May 30 | The Conrad, La Jolla | BUY TICKETS

8:00pm – Concert with Derek Paravicini, piano
10:00pm-11:00pm – VIP Reception

Mozart & the Mind Showcase
Friday, May 31 | Private Residence | BUY TICKETS


Temple Grandin – Keynote Presentation
Alex Pruetting – Piano
Victoria Rose – Vocals
Chi-Ling Wu – Piano and more
Clayton Freeman – Sax
Adam Mandela Walden – Cello
Derek Paravicini – Piano

Mozart & the Mind Symposium & Expo Day One
Saturday, June 1 | Irwin M. Jacobs Qualcomm Hall | BUY TICKETS

11:00am-4:00pm – Symposium & Expo
4:00pm-4:45pm – Books signing
5:00pm-7:00pm – Temple Grandin keynote; Derek Paravicini concert

The speakers on the first day of the Mozart & the Mind Symposium will discuss the benefits of focusing on an individuals strengths as opposed to the more usual focus of ‘correcting’ or ‘working on’ and individuals challenges/problems.

Saturday Speakers include:
Thomas Iland – Charismatic Speaker and Autistic Advocate
Temple Grandin – Keynote Presentation: Finding Your Inner Mozart
Kristine Barnett – Mozart in Flashcards & Physics
Dr. Darold Treffert (Video) – The Savant Syndrome: Those Incredible “Islands of Genius”
Dr. Edlyn Pena & Diego Pena – Mozart in Prose
Annette & Matteo Musso – Mozart in Poetry
Dr. Rosa Martinez – Mozart in Paint
Dr. Thomas Fabricus – Mozart Decoding – Hyperlexia
Bryan Mischler & Vivian Hazell – Neurodiversity and Strength-Based Transitions to Adulthood

Mozart & the Mind Symposium & Expo Day Two
Sunday, June 2 | The Auditorium at TSRI, La Jolla | BUY TICKETS

11:00am-4:00pm – Symposium & Expo

The speakers on the second day of the Mozart & the Mind Symposium will highlight practical strategies to develop an individuals strengths and talents.

Sunday Speakers include:
Thomas Iland – Charismatic Speaker and Autistic Advocate
Dr. Susan Baum – Keynote Presentation: What is Twice Exceptionality?
Dr. Assal Habibi – Music and the Brain
Blythe Lagasse & Michelle Hardy – The Role of Music Therapy
Rev. James Billington & Dr. Julia Billington – Hidden Wings – Unfurling the Gifts of Autism
Chantal Sicile-Kira – A Guide to Understanding, Empowering and Living a Full Life
Keri Bowers – Autism, Art and Film

Panel Discussion – Finding Mozart Building Blocks for Enrichment Programs

Films from the University of Exeter’s Exploring Diagnosis Project featuring artists from the Art of Autism

Mozart & the Mind Concert Showcase
Sunday, June 2 | Bread and Salt, Logan Heights | BUY TICKETS

7:00pm – Concert

A night of music and inspiration featuring pianist ChiLing Wu, cellist Adam Mandela Walden, saxophonist/pianist Alexander Pruetting and other autistic musicians.

All programing subject to change.