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Archive for June 2017

Music Therapy Helps Chicago Veteran Overcome PTSD

Air Force Veteran Chris Smith says VA health care helped him deal with the anxiety of losing his eyesight. The Chicago musician and singer found healing and rehabilitation with music therapy at the Jesse Brown VA Medical Center. Smith was one of more than 120 Veterans to participate in the National Veterans Creative Arts Festival…

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Radio Free Alchemy

We are excited to announce our free radio channel located at  Please enjoy some free, relaxing music by visiting our website.  We also would like to thank our three artists who have donated the use of their music on our free radio page: Randy Melick has toured throughout the Midwest performing in Clinics,on College Campuses, Hotels, Up Scale Restaurants and Missouri Wineries.…

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Music Therapy Interventions Increase Psychosocial Well-Being of Older Adults

The purpose of this study was to examine the effect of group music therapy sessions on the psychosocial well-being of older adults living in assisted and independent living communities. Participants engaged in group music therapy sessions for eight consecutive weeks. All sessions included following interventions: music listening, singing, lyric analysis, and music-assisted movements. Results indicated that…

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Blue Aces and Salem Veterans Make Therapeutic Music

For the first time a section of the U.S. Air Force Heritage of America Band participated in a collaborative music therapy program with veterans at the Salem Veterans Affairs Medical Center After nearly a year of planning, the Blue Aces packed up their vans to make the trip to the Salem Veterans Affairs Medical Center,…

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