Center for Ethics and Religious Affairs to host Drum and Chant workshop

October 28, 2013

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Penn State's Center for Ethics and Religious Affairs is hosting Jim Donovan at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 7, for a Drum and Chant workshop at the Pasquerilla Spiritual Center.

Combining the power of sound and its impact on health and wellness, Donovan will lead this workshop, teaching the audience how to decrease stress and anxiety, and optimize sleep through ecstatic drumming, toning and relaxation.

A musician, teacher, trainer and motivator who seeks to inspire and connect people, Donovan was a founding member of the '90s band, Rusted Root. He was also voted Drum Circle Facilitator of the Year by readers of Drum! Magazine. Travelling throughout the United States and abroad, Jim records, performs, writes and offers workshops that concentrate on using rhythm, drumming and the voice as vehicles for personal growth, healing and the creation of community. He has appeared on the "Late Show with David Letterman," "Late Night with Conan O'Brien" shows and his music with the band is featured major motion pictures such as "Ice Age," "Twister," "Mathilda" as well as on network TV shows "American Idol" and "Party of Five."

The Drum and Chant workshop begins at 7 p.m. in Memorial Lounge in The Pasquerilla Spiritual Center and is free and open to all. No music experience necessary. Drums will be provided. For more information, contact 814-865-6548 or email

Last Updated October 28, 2013