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Μusic at Gretna has filled the Mt. Gretna Playhouse with music since 1976 and Leffler Performance Center at Elizabethtown College since 1995. At the core of our mission is the great stream of Western music that began a millennium ago in Europe and gathered force as musicians from all countries and continents joined the flow through centuries. Among humanity’s greatest achievements, that music has become a universal means of communication that can be enhanced by expressive and creative performance. We try to be courageous explorers of our vast musical universe.


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Recent Blog Posts

Alternative Medicine; Four Ways to Spot a Quack

In my experience musicians turn more often than average to ‘alternative medicine’ for help with problems, or just with hope to improve their health. The list includes the “Three ‘R’s,’” Reiki, Reflexology, Rolfing, and chiropractic, acupuncture, massage, vitamins and a zillion ‘dietary supplements’ (and don’t forget coffee enemas).

Hearing with our Eyes

A researcher at the University College of London, Chia-Jung Tsay, studies how we evaluate a performance of music. What makes us think a performance great, or not? The results are stunning: we use our eyes!

Musicians with Dystonia: practice makes imperfect

The music of Robert Schumann remains vital and wondrous in the universe of classical music. Perhaps we should thank ‘dysfunctional brain plasticity’ for it.


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