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Flying into Fall! Big changes at Music Moves

Hello dear readers!

It’s been a while since my last post here, but in it I mentioned I’d had a very packed Spring and lead into Summer.  Now that summer is almost drawing to a close and I have a brief window of time in which to relax before Fall, I thought I’d share some of what’s been up (and yet to go up :-)) 2014-2015 is gonna be an awesome Academic Year!

  • This Summer I once more worked with the English Language Learners in the Summer Performing Arts Program, and this year for the first time ever, the group wrote an entirely original song! Lyrics, melody, chords and all – you can find the lyric video they made to accompany their masterpiece HERE – very proud of these awesome kids and look forward to working with them again next year!
  • The Bellydance Troupe I perform with had a record Summer of performances, traveling all over North Dakota and Minnesota roughly every single weekend in June and July to spread our love of Middle Eastern Dance around the region.  We’ve had a blast!
  • And last but certainly not least, I’m preparing for a major job change, from the sole Music Therapist and Braille Music Transcriber at the ND School for the Blind to full time Faculty member at the University of North Dakota for the 2014-2015 Academic year!  My Position at NDVS/SB will be getting divided up between a few folks, namely through me consulting with another Transcriber for Braille Music, and hopefully welcoming another MT-BC into the fold to conduct out of town sessions.  It’s going to be a major adjustment, with starting my PhD and many other items once held far down my professional To-Do list now being moved up significantly to the timeline I once had in my head, but I couldn’t be more excited about the journey!

That said, readers may be seeing even less of me posting on the blog (we may go from posting monthly to quarterly) but I look forward to being able to continue sharing fresh perspectives on the world of Music Therapy as I’m able – cheers!


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