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There are many special people in this world, people that care deeply for the rights and opportunities for others. One such person is Sandy Stanutz. I recently found an amazing article featured in the Ottawa Citizen, this story is amazing and inspiring. Sandy Stanutz is doing research on music and autism and has won a $20,000 grant from the Grammy Foundation. Yes, those Grammys.

Beyond the glitz, the Grammys are funding projects from conservation to music therapy for people who have suffered strokes. The $20,000 to Stanutz’s group at McGill University, the only Canadians to win Grammy funding this year.

Stanutz, a post-doctoral fellow, is trying to find out whether children with autism have an unusual ability to remember a musical note days after they hear it. It’s a talent called absolute pitch (some say perfect pitch) and it’s rare — except possibly in those with autism.

Read more about Sandy and watch the short video to learn more on how she is making a difference with her amazing research:

http://ottawacitizen.com/news/local-news/perfect-pairing-cash-from-grammys-links-autism-research-music

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About mymuco1

Ian Green wears hats in many areas of the music industry including: co-founder of a technology start-up company that designs music education tools for mobile devices and the internet; music educator; music festival adjudicator; professional classical and jazz pianist; member in good standing of Ontario Registered Music Teachers' Association; member of provincial council of Ontario Registered Music Teachers' Association; member of the Canadian Music Festival Adjudicators Association (C.M.F.A.A.) Thanks!
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