An Evening of Music, Food & Arts-based Research Performance


6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

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Arts-based Research?

These two performances represent the results of two arts-based research studies conducted in music therapy. Arts-based research is the reflective and systematic use of artistic process to investigate and address complex social phenomenon and interactions. Audience members will play a vital role evaluating the clinical usefulness of these performances, and will have the opportunity to interact with the researchers about the social issues addressed.
One Day at a Time

Live From Lang!

Friday, Nov. 6th, 6:30pm

55 West 13th Street

New York, NY

Theresa Lang Community & Student Center

55 West 13th Street, 2nd floor
(between 5th and 6th Avenues)

Results from the study Grace Street
Diane Austin DA, ACMT, LCAT

Based on research investigating the lived experience of people receiving music therapy in Alcoholics Anonymous, Grace Street unfolds like an AA meeting. The audience meets four composite characters who reveal their stories as they work toward recovery.

Performance Credits
Diane Austin, DA, ACMT, LCAT: Writer and composer
Director of the Music Psychotherapy Center in New York City
Adjunct Associate Professor, New York University

John Mahoney, PhD., LCAT, MT-BC: Music Director
Director of Music Therapy, State University of New York, New Paltz

Alyssa R. Courter: Katie
Jeff Starace: Peter
Kristin Ryan: Hannah
Nick DeFeo: Willy

Rising from the Ashes
Created and Performed by Michael Viega, PhD, LCAT, MT-BC
Assistant Professor Music Therapy, State University of New York at New Paltz

A cycle of songs that depicts the challenges of adolescents who have experienced trauma. Original hip-hop songs created by teenagers in music therapy are remixed live to reveal a psychological journey from protecting vulnerability and exploring abandonment to developing faith and love

Participatory Prelude

Led by Jon Samson, MT-BC

To get us “warmed up” for the evening, music therapist Jon Samson will facilitate a brief CoCreative music interaction involving gutsy rhythms and heartfelt melodies. Using just our voices, we’ll take a quick and humorous journey through various vocal archetypes, making connections along the way. Prepare to engage an aspect of yourself that's often eclipsed by daily responsibilities and social constraints!

Tickets $25 online ($35 at door) include reception and lite fare


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