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AAO Music Therapy 

What is Music Therapy?

Music therapy uses musical involvement to address the physical, emotional, cognitive, and social needs of neurodiverse individuals. Music therapy can include singing, moving along with, listening to, and creating music. Clinical evidence has shown that music stimulates both hemispheres of the brain, and has therapeutic effects that play a significant role in relieving pain and stress, and improving behavior, cognition, communication/social skills, and perceptual/motor skills in children on the autism spectrum. Music therapy also provides an outlet for self expression and communication which can be helpful for those who may have difficulty with expressing themselves using words. Since music is engaging and motivating, being involved in music within a therapeutic context also fosters the development of self-reliance or self-determination. 

During the COVID-19 pandemic, we cannot continue our regularly scheduled in-person Music Program sessions. Music is important more than ever now that most of our country is under Stay At Home orders. Many of our members and our Emory friends are talented musicians. We have compiled their pieces here - please enjoy! 

Claire Beiter 

Emory University 2021 

American Studies and Music Major 

“Wagon Wheel" Darius Rucker 

Yvonne Teng 

Emory University 2021 

Business Major 

"Louder" by Yeojin Original Choreography 

Maria Sukhova  

"Feeling Good" by Michael Bublé

Rohan Parikh 

"Gladiolus Rag in C#" by Scott Joplin

Emma Moreby 

University of Oxford, St. Edmund Hall 

"The Future is Long," an original 

Michelle Chen

Emory University 2023

"Somewhere Over the Rainbow" from The Wizard of Oz

Kevin Lige

Emory University 2023

"Blinding Lights" by The Weeknd 

Medhini Sosale

"The Man I Love" by George Gershwin

Kevin Lige

Emory University 2023

"All Time Low" by Jon Bellion

Sydney Chung 

Emory University 2021 

Physics and Music Major 

“Italian Concerto, 1st movement” by J.S Bach

Oxappella 

Oxford College of Emory University 

"Some Nights " by FUN. 

Chris Nguyen

"All of Me" by Jon Schmidt

Rohan Parikh

"Fantaisie-Impromptu (Op. 66) in C# Minor" by Chopin

Chris Nguyen

"Spring Lullaby" by Lukasz Michalski 

Chris Nguyen

"Gymnopédie No. 1" by Erik Satie

Kevin Lige

Emory University 2023

"comethru" by Jeremy Zucker

Sam Kim

Emory University 2023

"You've Got a Friend in Me" from Toy Story

Vishal Kobla

"What I've Done" by Linkin Park

Davy Song

Prelude in C major by Bach

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