The music therapy program hosted its annual NW Works Chimers Concert on Dec. 10, in Armstrong Concert Hall, with more than 200 people in attendance. The Chimers program is directed by Adjunct Assistant Professor of Music Therapy Musicianship Fredrica Dooley-Brown ’11, ’19, M.M.T., MT-BC., and is a Suzuki tone-chime choir composed of disabled adult musicians from the Winchester community and Shenandoah University students.
“What I love about this event is how students and Chimers are centered in the music,” said Director of Music Therapy Studies, Coordinator of Graduate Music Therapy and Associate Professor of Music Therapy Anthony Meadows, Ph.D., MT-BC. “The students choose, arrange, rehearse and conduct the music with the Chimers, and basically plan the whole concert event with Fredrica Dooley-Brown’s mentorship/guidance.”
Chimers participants rehearsed weekly throughout the semester under the leadership of Maddie Berkle ’23 (Bachelor of Music Therapy), Corinne Clark ’23 (Bachelor of Music Therapy) and Anna Elder ’23 (Bachelor of Music Therapy).