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NEW! Visit our new page with resources for activities and information for the Coronavirus pandemic. We are continuing to provide services online via Zoom. Please contact us for more information! (April 2020)

Enjoy our new video below with photos from our work! It is accompanied by Hope Choir of Nations, hosted by Asylee Women Enterprise (and administered by RICH in Music). The choir is singing “I Go My Merry Way” (Tous Les Chemins) by Soeur Sourire & Regney; and a song from Togo, “Ekpe le toume na woa.”

 

WYPR interviewed our Director near the end of 2017. She also joined a program on Finding Healing through the Arts. Click on the links to listen!

Immaculata University produced a beautiful article about our work with asylum seekers and Asylee Women Enterprise!  Music and Asylum Seekers Story

Mission Statement

RICH in Music supports refugees, asylum seekers and other humanitarian migrants in the Baltimore area, by providing music therapy and other positive music experiences.

What We Do

Our organization offers music therapy services to eligible groups and individuals who are refugees, asylum seekers and other vulnerable immigrants. Music therapy can help refugees and other immigrants cope with life changes and trauma, reduce anxiety and depression, reduce feelings of isolation and provide other benefits.  Please make a referral or apply for services.

RICH in Music also co-facilitates Hope Choir of Nations, hosted by Asylee Women Enterprise. This is a community choir that helps newcomers to make connections with others while developing their voices and having fun. No application is required to participate in the choir, but please email us with your contact information for rehearsal updates. Please also contact us if you are interested in the choir performing at your organization or event! 

 

Music Therapy

According to the American Association for Music Therapy, “Music Therapy is the clinical & evidence-based use of music interventions to accomplish individualized goals within a therapeutic relationship by a credentialed professional who has completed an approved music therapy program.” https://www.musictherapy.org/

History:

RICH in Music began in 2017 by Amy Bliss Tenney, who received an Open Society Institute – Baltimore Community Fellowship. In this fellowship, Ms. Tenney developed a program to provide music therapy and other positive music experiences for refugees, asylees, asylum seekers, and other vulnerable immigrants. RICH in Music works with participants from various non-profit organizations in the Baltimore area that serve refugees and immigrants.

Contact Information:

Phone: (443) 648-5633

Email: richinmusicinfo@gmail.com

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Supporters:

Thank you to the Maryland State Arts Council’s Creativity Grant program! To discover more about MSAC and how they impact Maryland, visit msac.org.