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Art Talk with Megan Wong: Songs of Healing

Date: November 10th, 2016

Publication: NEA Arts Works Blog

URL: http://www.arts.gov/art-works/2016/art-talk-megan-wong-songs-healing

Title: Art Talk with Megan Wong: Songs of Healing

Summary:

November 11th is an important day for veterans every year as they are recognized for their honorable service to the US military. The National Endowment of the Arts has a healing arts initiative that helps serve veterans and active duty military in need of music therapy services. Even though community efforts are just getting underway, a particular organization called Resounding Joy Inc. has a program called Semper Sound, which provides music therapy to military service members and veterans with PTSD, substance abuse, and other stress and trauma-related diagnoses. NEO spoke with Megan Wong, a credentialed music therapist and director of Semper Sound, who shares her insights about the importance of music therapy and how their program has made a tremendous impact on the community.