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Music Therapy Concerts Planned at Two Assisted Living Centers
April 16, 2008
Students of Southwestern Oklahoma State University’s music therapy program will help residents of the Weatherwood Assisted Living Center of Weatherford and the Angelwood Assisted Living Center of Clinton celebrate cultural diversity and the season of spring with two concerts.
The concerts “It’s a Small World” at Weatherwood Assisted Living Center will be on Thursday, April 24, at 2 p.m., under the direction of SWOSU student music therapists Mollie Baker, Tiffany Romasanta and program director Dr. ChihChen Sophia Lee, with special music by SWOSU Jazz A Combo under the direction of Dr. Keith Talley.
The concert will feature music of the Bahamas, Germany/Austria, Ireland, Italy and United States, performed in the forms of choruses, creative movement, bell choir, and rhythm band by the living center residents who have attended weekly music therapy sessions. SWOSU Jazz A Combo will open the concert with “In the Mood” and close it with “You’re a Grand Old Flag.”
The concert “Love in the Spring” at Angelwood Assisted Living Center in Clinton will be on Thursday, April 17, at 6 p.m. under the direction of SWOSU student music therapists Amy Schmidt, Amber Leslie and program director Dr. ChihChen Sophia Lee. It will feature the musical theme of spring and love.
Both concerts are open to the public and admission is free.
SWOSU has the only baccalaureate music therapy program in the state of Oklahoma. The program is accredited by the American Music Therapy Association and National Association of School of Music.