April 17, 2014
Though tastes change from era to era, the love of music is something all generations have in common. This shared love of the “universal language” will be on display at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 22, at Clara Thompson Hall during the fourth annual performance of the Intergenerational Rock Band. The concert is open to the public.
The concert is part of Drury’s rapidly growing Music Therapy Program, now in its 14th year. It involves a mix of music therapy students and older adults from the Springfield community. This year’s concert features adults who are members of Drury’s Institute for Mature Learners.
Selections on Tuesday will include “Radioactive” by Imagine Dragons; “I’ll Be There” by the Jackson 5; “Ho Hey” by the Lumineers; “In My Life” by the Beatles; “Roar” by Katie Perry; and more. There is no admission charge, but donations will be accepted to help purchase instruments for Drury’s Music Therapy Program.
“The Intergenerational Rock Band is a chance for people from different backgrounds to enjoy a shared love of music,” said Dr. Natalie Wlodarczyk, Director of Drury’s Music Therapy Program. “It also gives the students a great opportunity to work with a demographic that will likely be part of their clientele as music therapy professionals.”
Music therapy is an established profession that uses music to help people accomplish treatment goals in overcoming physical, cognitive, emotional or social needs.
For more information, contact: Natalie Wlodarczyk, Assistant Professor – Music Therapy, at (417) 873-7573 or email@example.com.