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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 and other vulnerable immigrants in the Baltimore area, by providing music therapy and other positive music experiences.

What We Do

RICH in Music offers a free community choir for refugees and immigrants to help newcomers 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.

RICH in Music also offers music therapy services to eligible groups and individuals who are refugees or 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. Additionally, we try to match individuals who would like to take music lessons with a volunteer music teacher. Currently, there is no charge for any of these services but we prioritize potential clients according to need. Please make a referral or apply for services.

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: amy@tenneymusictherapist.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.