Free Music Therapy

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Everyone knows that music can be therapeutic, but Augusta Symphony is taking that R&R factor to the next level. 

The symphony is one of just 18 orchestras and youth orchestras nationwide to receive a $30,000 grant from the League of American Orchestras American Orchestras’ Futures Fund, made possible by the Ann and Gordon Getty Foundation.

 The symphony is expanding its free music therapy program to include a mindfulness-based music therapy initiative. 

Symphony musicians and university students will provide live music for group therapy sessions, facilitated by Augusta Symphony’s music therapist, that focus on guided relaxation, imagery and mindfulness practices to positively affect the lives of participants such as those suffering from chronic illnesses as well as community members interested in self-care and wellness.