Throughout the season as we honor Bob Gibson with the #CompleteGamer campaign, we will be raising money in his name through our charitable foundation Cardinals Care to help fund Compositions for L.I.F.E., an education program of L.I.F.E. Arts Inc. that develops the leaders of today, where they live, using the arts with a specific focus on urban youth.  

American soul singer and Executive Director of L.I.F.E. Arts Inc., Brian Owens, worked with students through the Compositions for L.I.F.E. therapeutic songwriting program to write and perform the lyrics of the #CompleteGamer song after having the students read Bob Gibson's 1968 autobiography "From Ghetto to Glory."





Working with five young artists from the Compositions for LIFE program at LIFE Arts, Inc., Owens, along with other songwriters and educators, have adapted the students’ writings and responses to Glenn Ligon’s exhibition, “Blue Black”, into musical arrangements. The program uses therapeutic methods to

focus on the student’s mental and emotional well-being. The students’ original works were presented in a live performance as the closing event of the exhibition. Additionally, LIFE Arts has partnered with Maryville University’s music therapy to incorporate a songwriting element with four students from Logos School.The project will also include a short film and studio album.

In partnership with Maryville University and the Pulitzer Arts Foundation



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In January of 2018, The St. Louis Symphony, The 442s and Compositions for LIFE teamed up to present a surprise musical experience for the entire family. Using classic melodies from Prokofiev’s Romeo & Juliet complete with a modern-day twist and contemporary narration.

In partnership with the St. Louis Symphony and the 442’s