Mindtravel: Murray Hidary

Lecture & MindTravel Experience

Josh McGuire, director

March 24th, 2025 @ 8:00pm

Turner Hall, Blair School of Music, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN


Composer, pianist, visual artist, meditation coach, and entrepreneur Murray Hidary brings musical improvisation and mindfulness practice together through his Mindtravel Foundation. Mindtravel performances are completely and spontaneously improvised at the piano. Whether working with a small group outdoors through headphones or a large group on the concert stage, Murray’s music provides space for reflection, healing, and insight. In addition to Murray’s work in concert and meditation spaces, he has carried these experiences to prisons, the homeless, police, veterans, children, and other populations where the need for such inner work is greatest.

Murray is not only a tremendously gifted musician and public figure; he is also a remarkably sensitive human being whose simple presence brings a richer sense of life to those around him.