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

Cogitate on These Recommendations #2

Cogitate on These Recommendations #2

Oct. 5, 2022

The show is back! In this episode, Ciyadh talks about where she was during her break and gives some great recommendations of things for you to consume. Show Notes: Rebelde (TV Series 2022– ) - IMDb Step inside Haruki Murakam…

Listening to Music in a New Language

Listening to Music in a New Language

Aug. 3, 2022

Tolerate the ambiguity! In this episode, Ciyadh talks about using music to learn a new language and about how sometimes you just don’t understand and that is OK. Music Recommendation of the Week: RENAISSANCE by Beyoncé Apple…

Summer Movie Club: Summer of Soul ft. Leo Mascaro

Summer Movie Club: Summer of Soul ft. Leo Mascaro

July 27, 2022

It’s Summer Movie Club time! In this episode, Ciyadh is joined by friend of the show, Leo, to discuss the Summer of Soul documentary. Show Notes: Leo's Website Subscribe to Shuffle Sundays Summer of Soul on Wikipedia Summer…

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.