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Self-Care in Music for Music Therapists

By Maddie Horton, MusicWorx Intern Edited by Stacey Sargent, Resounding Joy Intern, and Jess Blaisus, Director of Engagement. MusicWorx offers interns the unique opportunity to work on a special project. This project can be on any topic, and we have an endless amount of choices...

Singing for Joy: A White Paper

By Lindsay Zehren, Resounding Joy Chief Purpose Officer Singing for Joy A White Paper on the Efficacy of the Joyful Jingle Music Therapy Program on Symptom Management for Isolated Older Adults with Dementia   Abstract Dementia, the sixth leading cause of death in the United States...

Mindfulness: A History and Practice for Mental Health

By Jocie Purcell, MusicWorx Intern You may have heard of mindfulness from the brightly colored cover of a magazine while waiting in line at the grocery store. You’ve heard colleagues and peers practicing it in their personal time. You may even be helping clients use...

AudAbility: Summer Sessions

By Cassandra Richtsmeier, MusicWorx Staff Music Therapist Summer Sessions are Here!  CONTINUING: AudAbility Voice WE’RE BACK: Beginner Harmonica NEW: Explore AudAbility Week 1 = Stretch and Drums Week 2 = Voice Week 3 = Harmonica Week 4 = Piano     AudAbility Voice After a...

Toxic Positivity

By Cailey Garner, MusicWorx Intern Toxic Positivity… It may sound like a paradox upon first glance. How could maintaining a positive outlook on our lives or the lives of others become harmful? When life throws us difficulty and pain, isn’t positivity something we should always...

The Creation of ‘Stylistic Music Skills with Tia’

By Tia Mae Frostrom, MusicWorx Intern When approaching my internship capstone, a special project “providing a resource or program”, I first considered where my interests and skills might overlap. Reflecting on my past university experience as a music therapy major, I recalled countless conversations about...

Confronting Imposter Syndrome

A personal reflection on imposter syndrome in the final stages of internship. By Elise Scullin, MusicWorx Intern On September 27, 2021, I walked into the MusicWorx office for the first time, finally starting my internship after 4 months away from school and the music therapy...