Music Therapy feature

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The Red & Black published a very nice feature story on the music therapy program in the Hodgson School of Music yesterday.

“Music touches our emotions,” said Ellen Ritchey, clinical coordinator for the music therapy program.  “We respond emotionally to music. Just about any important life event — weddings, funerals, births, graduation, football games — have music there and it serves a function.”

That function is to help people with physical, emotional, cognitive and behavioral handicaps meet their therapeutic goals. As an established and credited health profession, musical therapy improves the quality of life in ways that medical science cannot.


A reminder about the performance of Monteverdi's Vespers tonight at 8 p.m. Hodgson Concert Hall. FREE.