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Making Songs Never Felt So Write

By Alicia Coleman, MusicWorx Intern For the completion of my internship, I wanted to develop a special project that focused on songwriting and recording... something that I was passionate about, something that got me excited, and something that I wouldn’t mind plugging away at for...

Coping with Mass Trauma

Effective Strategies for Handling Physical Distancing By Brian Locascio, MusicWorx Intern Our lives have changed substantially within a period of months. In addition to this natural stressor, our nation does not currently have the necessary amounts of PPE required to handle the current threat to...

Virtual Music Therapy Conference

Important Dates April 13 Deadline for Presentation Submissions April 26 Deadline for Registration April 27 - May 15 Conference Sessions Learn More Barbara Reuer envisioned the Music Therapy and Wellness Hub as a way to educate and empower music therapy students, interns, and professions from...

The Battle of Fearlessness

By Katherine Moore, MusicWorx Intern Sound off... one, two! Ever since junior year of my undergraduate studies, I have had a great interest in working with active duty military and veterans through music therapy. Throughout my time in college, this interest became a running joke...

I’m Shook!

By Brian Locascio, MusicWorx Intern Colloquialisms from Meme Culture for Child-Adolescent Populations As time changes, words adapt and take on a multitude of meanings. In this same vein, new words are developed through various cultures and sub-groups within society. One of the biggest changes within...

Battling Burnout

By Arianna Monge, MusicWorx Intern “Helpers carry a heavy load, they listen, love, cry, and often go into the depths of others’ pain. They sometimes enter darkness that no person should have to step into: the darkness of the abuse of a child, of mental...

Reading, Writing, and Rapport

By Katherine Moore, MusicWorx Intern “You’re way too young to know anything about the Eagles!”  While this sentiment may be true (the Eagles were just a few decades before my time), I hear statements like these all too often in the adult medical setting. Usually,...

The Musicality of Self-Reflection

By Alicia Coleman, MusicWorx Intern One of the reasons music works as a therapy is because, in itself, it is full of reflections of human nature: our behavior, our longings, our discourse, our beauty.  When music therapists learn how to manipulate music to nourish the...

R&B Intern Takeover Podcast

By Becky Bressan and Renee De Luca In the beginning there was an idea... On a warm July night in Southern California, I sat and ate froyo with a group of fellow music therapy interns. As is common in these instances, we talked about music...