Blog Archives Programs: Semper Sound

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…

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…

2016 Spotlight on Semper Sound Internship

Photo of a man, dressed in US Army camouflage clothing, playing a guitar.

Resounding Joy is proud to be the host to a second Semper Sound intern, Sergio Noriega, a Marine Corps veteran and passionate musician. This internship, funded by the Travis Manion Foundation», enabled Sergio to attend group and individual music therapy sessions at the Naval Medical Center San Diego (NMCSD), to provide peer mentorship for active-duty veterans, musical support with the…

2015 Nonprofit Harnesses Power of Music as a Therapeutic Tool

Date  February 13, 2015 Publication  Del Mar Times URL  http://www.delmartimes.net/news/2015/feb/13/resounding-joy-music-therapy-military-veterans/ Title  Nonprofit Harnesses Power of Music as a Therapeutic Tool Writer  Joe Tash On a recent overcast morning, Matthew Parker stood singing and playing his banjo with a group of other musicians in the courtyard of the Naval Medical Center near Balboa Park in San…

2015 Resounding Joy Empowers Veterans Through Music Therapy

Date  February 3, 2015 Publication  Digital Journal URL  http://www.digitaljournal.com/pr/2457528 Title  Resounding Joy Empowers Veterans Through Music Therapy In continued pursuit of its vision to foster the most successful, well-adjusted generation of wounded services members in our nation’s history, Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) last week held its first-ever Grantee Reunion Summit. The grant recipients from WWP’s…

2014 Making Music Soothes Combat-Hardened

Date November 9, 2014 Publication  The San Diego Union-Tribune Writer  Jeanette Steele URL  http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/news/2014/nov/09/artillery-arts-semper-sound-band/ Title  Making Music Soothes Combat-Hardened A thin, young Marine dressed in desert camouflage appears at the door of the Wounded Warrior Battalion music room. Politely, he waits to get the attention of the music therapist, a young woman holding a fiddle…

2014 Music Therapy and Military Populations: An Update

Date  March 4, 2014 Publication  Huffington Post | The Blog Writer  Ronna Kaplan, MA URL  http://www.huffingtonpost.com/ronna-kaplan-ma/music-therapy-and-militar_b_4875374.html?utm_hp_ref=impact&ir=Impact Title  Music Therapy and Military Populations: An Update I am very pleased to inform our readers that the American Music Therapy Association (AMTA) has just announced the publication of Music Therapy and Military Populations: A Status Report and Recommendations…

2013 Music Helps the Military and Healing

Date  May 13, 2013 Publication  Americans for the Arts URL  http://blog.americansforthearts.org/2013/05/13/music-helps-the-military-and-healing Writer  Rebecca Vaudreuil Title  Music Helps the Military and Healing Military service members are returning home in mass quantities nation-wide, in some locations more prevalently populated, and, therefore, more noticeable than others, such as San Diego, where the Resounding Joy Semper Sound music therapy…

2012 Unusual Pursuits: The Healing Power of Music

Date  Fall 2012 Publication  Berklee Today Writer  Ryan Fleming and Mark Small URL  https://www.berklee.edu/bt/berklee-today-fall-2012/unusual-pursuits Title  Unusual Pursuits: The Healing Power of Music For millennia, people across the globe have turned to music to experience its extraordinary ability to lift and inspire. But only in the early decades of the 20th century did the powers of…