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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...

Special Statement on COVID-19

To Our Wonderful Facilities, Families, and Patients, Nothing is more important to us than the safety of the individuals, facilities, and community that we serve. With the recent news about COVID-19 diagnoses in California and across the country, we are writing to reassure you that...

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...

Positions Available: Board-Certified Music Therapist

APPLICATION DEADLINE: March 2, 2020   MusicWorx and Resounding Joy are happy to announce that we are looking to add two Board-Certified music therapists to our clinical team! MUSICWORX BACKGROUND INFORMATION: Founded in 1987, MusicWorx is a music therapy and wellness agency whose mission is to...

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...

Speed Dating or Advocating?

By Renee De Luca, MusicWorx Intern Advocating to the Point of Frustration From the moment you enter your clinical workplace to the moment you return to your car, you are constantly advocating and justifying your profession. The guitar on your back turns heads in almost...