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Semper Sound At A Glance

Semper Sound at a glance

The Resounding Joy Semper Sound program provides music therapy to military service members and veterans diagnosed with PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder), TBI (traumatic brain injury), substance abuse and other stress- and trauma-related physical and psychological diagnoses. Music therapy provides experiences that focus on improving cognition, decreasing stress/anxiety and pain management while providing a positive social…

Resounding Joy Inc Receives Grant Award from Disabled Veterans National Foundation

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San Diego, CA – August 29, 2017 – Resounding Joy is honored to announce it has received a grant from the Disabled Veterans National Foundation (DVNF) for $10,000 for the Semper Sound program which provides direct music therapy services to military service members and veterans with stress- and trauma-related physical and psychological diagnoses. Barbara Reuer,…

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6th Annual Heart of a Child concert

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On April 22, over 300 guests gathered at Qualcomm Hall for our 6th Annual Heart of a Child concert, raising money for the Ariana Miller Music with a Heart program.   Ariana Miller lost her battle with severe congenital heart disease at the age of 13, but her love of music lives on through the Music…

PBS National Memorial Day Concert

PBS National Memorial Day Concert

On May 28, PBS hosted their annual National Memorial Day Concert, honoring all the courageous men and women who have served our country – past and present. This year, PBS honored one of our own, Rebecca Vaudreuil, and the power of music therapy. The program honored Captain Luis Avila, who sustained extensive injuries after an…

Resounding Joy in India

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In January 2018, Resounding Joy will join Hope for People International for an incredible and immersive journey. Through cross-cultural excursions and music-centered community outreach, music therapists and Joy Givers will experience the JOY of India. Joy Giver Outreach International – India is a two-week service project in the rural village of Mori, India. Participants will receive training from board-certified music therapists…

Winter 2017 Newsletter

Winter 2017 Newsletter

Download full newsletter» Featured Article: Research Advances Music Therapy By Kimberly Woodman, Resounding Joy volunteer In 1964, early music therapists’ dedication to research and the dissemination of knowledge manifested as the first American scholarly Journal of Music Therapy. Through this professional publication, music therapists from across the country and throughout the world continue to contribute…

Resounding Joy Heals Through Music

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Publication: Del Mar Lifestyle URL: www.delmarlifestylepubs.com/2016/12/19/music-for-the-soul Title: Resounding Joy Heals Through Music Summary: Del Mar Lifestyle has recognized Resounding Joy Inc., a non-profit organization dedicated to providing thorough music therapy, for its mission of using therapeutic and recreational music programs to improve the overall wellbeing and quality of life for individuals and communities while expanding…

The Mind-Body Connection

Date: December 2016 Publication: Delta Sky Magazine URL: msp.imirus.com/Mpowered/index.html?volume=ds2016&issue=12&page=1#166 Title: The Mind-Body Connection Summary: Ariana Miller, a young teen who suffered from congenital heart disease, was in need of healing support and something to look forward to each week. A music therapist from Resounding Joy Inc., a local nonprofit that runs a program called Healing…

Resounding Joy Creates Engagement through Music at the 11q Research and Resource Conference

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Resounding Joy was in attendance at the 10th Biennial 11q Research and Resource Conference this past summer in San Diego. The conference included 5 days of keynote speakers and educational sessions regarding Jacobsen Syndrome. Jacobsen Syndrome is defined by the 11q Research and Resource Group as a rare chromosome disorder in which a portion of…

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Military Music Therapy

Date November 14, 2016 Publication NBC Dallas Forth Worth URL http://www.nbcdfw.com/news/local/Creative-Forces-Expands-to-Fort-Hood-401164366.html Title Creative Forces Expands to Fort Hood Creative Forces, a National Endowment of the Arts (NEA) military healing arts network, is expanding to Fort Hood in early 2017.  The NEA is partnering with the Department of Defense to offer creative art therapies, such as…

Music Wellness Center Open House

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By Terry Josiah Sharpe, CEO of Music Life Change A couple of weeks ago, on Saturday, October 22nd, I was lucky enough to join in on the Open House of the new Music Wellness Center, a free event hosted by Resounding Joy and MusicWorx. The celebration was incredible. Mikayla Beaulieu, one of Resounding Joy and…

Art Talk with Megan Wong: Songs of Healing

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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…