12th Annual Music of the Heart Creative Arts Recital
For the past 11 years, this exciting event has celebrated, through music and other creative art modalities, the abilities, and talents of individuals both with and without a diagnosis, such as autism and other medical and developmental disabilities.
If you have ever attended or performed in any type of recital, you’ve seen or have felt how rewarding it is to finally perform or watch a loved one perform. This recital is even more special to the families that participate as some thought their loved-one would never be able to do something as simple as talking.
On May 19th, 2019, we are holding our 12th Annual Music of the Heart Recital at Duquesne University and are seeking support from you, or your business, to ensure this year’s recital becomes an even more joy-filled experience for those who perform and for audience members.
Our Creative Arts program has redefined the traditional therapeutic setting to include not only children, youth, and adults, but also invites the participation of families as well. Through the combination of dance/movement, drama, music, art, and poetry, the expressive arts support the potential for positive developmental outcomes. Reaching beyond the barriers of social, communicative, and cognitive limitations, music therapy offers individuals with disabilities a means to develop skills that can be used in everyday life. Through music therapy, individuals can identify and manage various emotional states and can pursue opportunities for creativity and self-expression. Our program serves as a valuable force in helping individuals and families in therapeutic, rehabilitative, community or educational settings foster health, communication, and expression.
Your gift will help cover the cost to hold the recital with any additional proceeds reserved for a special Creative Arts Scholarship program. Creative Arts scholarships allow families who otherwise may not be able to benefit from this unique and effective therapy to participate in services offered through the program. Last year, more than 30 individuals were awarded scholarships thanks to the generous support of recital donors. You can make a difference in someone’s life this year by donating in one of two ways: make a monetary donation, or donate a tangible item to be used in a raffle on the day of the recital. All donations are appreciated! Donations over $100 in value will receive a business card sized ad in our publicity material and event program. To show our gratitude for donations valued under $100 we will list your name or business name in the event program.
If you have any questions regarding the recital or our programs or would like to donate, please contact us at (412) 706-2596. We hope to hear from you and welcome you to attend this year’s recital as our guest!