Supporting victims of domestic violence, bullying, war veterans and gun violence
"The Missing Link" focuses on domestic violence, bullying, war veterans and gun violence. We believe that showcasing trauma survivors' struggles will create an opportunity for everyone to act with empathy and compassion towards each other. This awareness will improve all of our lives.
Music speaks to the emotions of the listener. As such, music can be used to express what sufferers are reticent to say, or what is not easily recognized by the unaffected. “The Missing Link” endeavors to bridge this gap of emotional awareness. As the cultural center of a community, the concert hall is an ideal venue to host "The Missing Link". "The Missing Link" features a 60 minute original orchestral composition, film and live narration. Our presentation is intended for all ages.
If you have not been exposed to PTSD, or have not been impacted personally, it is impossible to truly know what sufferers, their families and loved ones experience. If audiences are encouraged to examine their own lives and behaviors, we will consider our efforts to be successful. However subtle it may seem, if someone chooses to smile, listen with compassion, or help direct someone to treatment instead of responding with fear, ignorance or indifference, the benefits to our society will be staggering.
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"Beginning his career in the film, television and recording industry in 1974, Chris Boardman has consistently worked at the top echelon of the entertainment industry. He has received an Academy Award nomination for “The Color Purple”, 6 Emmy Awards, 13 Emmy nominations, ASCAP and BMI film awards and multiple platinum records for his work with such iconic artists as Quincy Jones, David Foster, Steven Speilberg, Julie Andrews, Shirley MacLaine, Barbara Streisand, Marvin Hamlisch and Josh Groban. Well known in Hollywood circles as one of a handful of musicians who can write anything, Boardman’s credits span both industry and genre. Whether it be conducting David Foster’s “World Children’s Day” for television, composing the 70’s inspired score for Mel Gibson’s “Payback”, arranging period dance music for “Swing Kids” and “Meet Joe Black”, orchestrating Anthony Newley’s “Chaplin” for Broadway or leasing and producing solo recordings as an artist, Boardman embraces these challenges with characteristic integrity and passion. He is one of the most uniquely versatile and highly respected musicians in the industry. In May 2018 Boardman finished a six year stint as the Director of the Media Writing and Production program at the acclaimed Frost School of Music at The University of Miami. Boardman was twice nominated for “Mentor Of The Year” honors by The Graduate School of the University of Miami. Continuing his commitment to sharing his expertise Boardman has launched an online education company to continue impacting the lives of those desirous of pursuing a career in the music industry. Always looking for new challenges, Boardman is the founder of a successful social media content consulting practice and is at the forefront of the fast-moving online media space. His current projects include bringing his talents and expertise to the concert hall, public speaking and appearing as a guest lecturer at universities across the country and around the world."