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The Education of Kids Without Homes

By Rachel Ferreira, MusicWorx Intern When you think of a person that is homeless, what image pops into your head? Perhaps it’s something like this. You probably don’t think of something like this: When talking about the homelessness problem we have in the United States,...

Anti-Racist Repertoire

By Anna Limina, MusicWorx Intern American music would not be what it is today without Black musicians. Period. Too often styles of music and songs were stolen, appropriated, and watered down by white folk. As music therapists especially, we must understand the history behind the...

The Circle of Grief

By Amanda Mears, MusicWorx Intern We’ve all heard of and experienced grief in some form. Grief is a word that has been appearing more and more in discussions everywhere lately. On top of any personal grief that you may be dealing with, the pandemic and...

The Colors of a Flame

By Brian Locascio, MusicWorx Intern When given the opportunity to work with MusicWorx and Resounding Joy Inc. I learned that I would get to conduct a case study and a special project. I began to ask myself, what are some populations in need that are...

How to Be an Intern in a Pandemic

By Anna Limina, MusicWorx Intern First of all… take a deep breath. Completing your Music Therapy internship can be overwhelming and scary, especially when you throw in a major historical event altering all reality in the mix! As students, we have all worked extremely hard...

Striving to Do More and Do Better

Resounding Joy and MusicWorx are devastated by the murder of George Floyd, the most recent victim of a long history of violence against Black Americans, violence perpetuated by systemic racism. We stand against racism and injustice, and acknowledge the trauma inflicted on people of color....

Music Isn’t Scary!

By Amanda Mears, MusicWorx Intern Have you ever seen a musician perform and think, “I wish I could do that, but I’m not that talented!” Or, music therapists, have you heard people tell you that they’d love to play an instrument or sing, but they...

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...