SOUNDS OF SERVICE
MILITARY MUSIC PROGRAM
Sounds of Service (formally Semper Sound) increases resiliency and quality of life through building musical skills, designing strategies for emotional and mental well-being, and creative collaboration.
We understand your service to our country is unique. The experiences and challenges service members and their families face are unlike any other. Then transitioning from the military back into civilian life, brings a new wave of obstacles. Navigating the VA systems, struggling to find employment, forming new relationships, and learning how to interact with those who do not have your same experiences and training, can be frustrating. And this transition to civilian life never quite ends, while the experience of being a veteran changes continuously.
Sounds of Service offers a spectrum of music engagement, from informal jam sessions and songwriting workshops to one-on-one clinical sessions.
“Attending this class boosted my confidence in playing the ukulele, and my skills have improved a lot since I took this class. I greatly appreciated that Cory offered suggestions on how I can engage my boys using the ukulele. I can say that the best and most joyful thing I got from this class is learning how to bond with my kids through music.”
Our program focuses on what YOU need.
Regardless if you’re in the mood to shred guitar, hit some drums, sing your heart out, or simply take some deep breaths, we are here for you. Music therapy takes your interests, your wants, your needs, and your love of music to strategically design a therapeutic plan that works for you. We focus on the process to help you reach your goals.
Sounds of Service welcomes all military-connected individuals and families regardless of disability rating, discharge status, reserve status, or any other red tape/paperwork.
Come make music with us!
“Cory is a great instructor. He breaks everything down in way that someone with no knowledge of the instrument can understand. He also makes each lesson enjoyable by only focusing on what you want to. I really appreciate him and the work he does.”
SOUNDS OF SERVICE
All programs are facilitated by our board-certified music therapists, so you can be sure that we’re informed and experienced with the specific challenges you may have, such as TBI, PTSD, or depression.
Sounds of Service / Semper Sound has also participated in multiple projects with Creative Forces®: NEA Military Healing Arts Network, an initiative of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with the U.S. Departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs and the state and local arts agencies with administrative support provided by Americans for the Arts and the Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine.
We also enjoy connecting with our community through concerts, interactive events, and hosting booths at resource fairs.
This program is supported by a Creative Forces Community Engagement Grant, which is a part of the National Endowment for the Arts’ Creative Forces® initiative, in partnership with Mid-America Arts Alliance.