Semper Sound Military Music Therapy
Music Therapy for Service Member and Veteran Rehabilitation
The Semper Sound program provides music therapy to military service members and veterans to enrich lives and to progress toward non-musical goals, such as symptom management, pain reduction, career development, or building stronger familial relationships.
Our team of music therapists help clients achieve their goals by using a variety of music-based interventions, such as:
Therapeutic Instrument Instruction
Guided Relaxation to Music
Individual and Group Sessions
Semper Sound is available in San Diego on multiple military bases, veteran facilities, and here at the Music Wellness Center. Many clients qualify for free services.
Semper Sound Band
Soldiers’ Home in Chelsea | Boston, Massachusetts
The Resounding Joy Semper Sound East Coast military music therapy program provides music therapy and recreational music experiences on a weekly and monthly basis at the Soldiers’ Home in Chelsea, a community in the Greater Boston area of Massachusetts. Customized interventions match the unique needs of clientele, which include veterans from World War II, Korea, Vietnam, Gulf, Desert Storm, Operation Iraqi Freedom, and Operation Enduring Freedom.
GI Jams Band | Additionally, the GI Jams Band provides musical performances at special events at the Soldiers’ Home. These performances offer a safe and structured platform for military music therapy clients to apply skills honed in therapy, such as socio-behavioral peer engagement. The GI Jams Band performed at a 2015 Veterans Day celebration attended by Charlie Baker, Governor of Massachusetts.
Music therapists are defined by achieving MT-BC certification, which requires an American Music Therapy Association (AMTA)-approved music therapy degree, six-month internship, and national board exam. The team has specialized training and flexibility to adapt the treatment as needed, such as identifying when a group may need to release frustration through drumming or recognize when an individual may be trying to disguise a strong reaction and facilitate constructively processing the emotions. The Semper Sound music therapist has additional training in Neurologic Music Therapy, which addresses Traumatic Brain Injury and other relevant diagnoses in the military community.