Musically Cogitating

Musically Cogitating

Musically Cogitating is a show about the relevance and importance of living music and how it impacts our everyday lives.

Recent Episodes

Live Concerts are Back?!

May 18, 2022

Concerts are back!? In this episode, Ciyadh talks about concerts, her love of them, and what they’re missing. Leave a Review: Review Musically Cogitating on Apple Podcasts Review Musically Cogitating on Podchaser Review Musi…

Magic of Musical Places: The Concert Hall

May 11, 2022

What about the concert hall? Isn’t that the most magical musical place of them all? In this episode, Ciyadh talks about how the concert hall is her favorite space to perform and visit and why you should care about them. Leav…

Magic of Musical Places: Religious Spaces

May 4, 2022

There’s something interesting about spaces that serve multiple functions, especially in the context of music. In this episode, Ciyadh talks about religious spaces and how music made in and for those spaces can have a profoun…

Recent Blog Posts

World Radio Day

Celebrating World Radio Day

Cogitate on these Music Links No. 1

I love a good series. If I could serialize everything in my life, I probably would. I also like ‘link posts’ or ‘link dumps’. Thi…

record store day book

Though I slowed down on the book club front last year, it is defiantly coming back stronger than ever this year. I’ll soon be announcing the first …

About the Host

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Ciyadh Wells


Ciyadh Wells is a multifaceted musician who prides herself in not only being an artist but also an activist, and a scholar. Born in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, Wells’ passion for music developed at a young age with her involvement in choir and band. Her skillset grew the more she honed her skills in private guitar lessons. After earning her Bachelors, Wells successfully pursued her Masters of Music in Instrumental Performance with a concentration in Applied String Pedagogy from the University of Louisville. She recently finished her Doctorate of Musical Arts in Guitar Performance at the University of Georgia. As a scholar and educator, Wells believes everyone deserves access to art, which she advocates as being essential to society. Furthermore, her advocacy has made a difference in many young musicians’ lives. Ciyadh’s mission is to utilize the impact of music old and new, to manifest moments of meaningful change and to inspire community therein.