Musician challenges workers to be songwriters - KMSP-TV

Grammy-nominated St. Louis Park musician challenges you to be a songwriter

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St. Louis Park native and Grammy-nominated artist Peter Himmelman is taking his music to another level --the corporate level, and he's using songwriting as a tool to help people do their jobs better.

Himmelman started a company called Big Muse and connects with companies like Gap, McDonald's and Pandora with the goal of jump-starting creativity and team building.

Himmelman is famous for his musical TV scores for programs like "Judging Amy," "Bones" and "Men In Trees.

"Songwriting drives creative expression, new ideas and communication," he says, even for the least talented and creative among us.


The Big Muse experience is unique. Storytelling exercises lead participants to a place that resembles the mindset of an artist at his or her peak moment of creative revelation. Each participant also writes a song during the course of the event. In addition, they write about each other and through that process comes momentary high-quality connections with one another. 

People pair up, interview each other according to his guidelines and write a song that Himmelman sets to music. The experience creates a high-quality connection, and the song itself is a multi sensory remembrance of that connection.

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