COMT Summer Choirs

Memories Choir

Music Therapy Choir

Led by Gwen D’Amico, MT-BC

Tuesdays 10-11am

 

The COMT Music and Memories Choir takes on a relaxed and enjoyment focused format for those living with Alzheimer’s/Dementia and caregivers. Rehearsals focus on reminiscing, recalling memories, and discussing memories throughout one’s life through music and singing with simple and fun exercises to support health and singing “sprinkled” throughout rehearsals. Many choirs have a set list of songs, but this choir will have both recurring and different songs each week to discuss and sing to. Music will include classic hits, folk songs, songs through the decades, and more! A special COMT Music and Memories Choir performance will be recorded on the last day to keep and share with friends and family!

 

Benefits of Music and Memories Choir Can Include:

  • Cognitive- improved mental alertness, cognitive processing & recognition, memory recall

  • Communicative- supports & exercises the neurological functions needed for initiating and responding in verbal conversations.

  • Psychological- improved confidence and means for self-expression

  • Emotional- improved mood & brightened affect; decreased stress, anxiety, agitation & depression

  • Social- provides music’s natural social bond with caregivers, as well as others facing similar health, wellbeing and life challenges.

What does it take to participate:

  • Internet connection, email account, zoom video conferencing application, computer/tablet/phone with video and audio capability, headphones.

  • Ability to read music not necessary; sheet music provided via image/pdf (with copyright)



Connecting Our Voices Choir

Music Therapy Choir

Led by Stephanie H. Morris, MM, MT-BC

Wednesday Evenings 6:30-7:30PM

Do you love to sing?  Are you looking for a way to connect with others? Would you like to experience participating in a choir led by a choir director who is a board certified music therapist with experience leading individuals with varying abilities via both in person and telehealth formats?  Central Ohio Music Therapy invites you to join the “Connecting Our Voices” Choir directed by Stephanie H. Morris, MM, MT-BC, who has led the Athens County Community Singers, a choir for all voices,  for over 6 years. 

This choir is tailored for  adults with developmental disabilities, yet anyone who loves to sing can participate. Here are a few things you need to know:  

  •     Enjoy making music in the safety of your home! All you need is an internet connection, a Zoom account, email account, & headphones in order to participate! *let us know if headphones are not possible due to physical, sensor and/or safety issues and we will work with you on this requirement 
  •     Choir will focus on fun and fostering the health benefits of singing
  •     You do NOT need to know how to read music to be successful in this choir!
  •     YOU get to help choose what the choir sings 
  •     Anyone (18 years and older) is able to join

To sign up click here or for questions, contact info@Ohiomt.com or more information on  joining this newly formed choir led by an experienced choir director. 



COMT Virtual NeuroChoir

Music Therapy Choir

Led by Gwen D’Amico, MT-BC

Thursdays 11am-12pm

 

COMT NeuroChoir is specially designed for people with any neurologic conditions to practice techniques for neurological health, have fun singing, and connect with one another. 

 

Are you looking for a new and enjoyable way to support your neurological health and/or rehabilitation that you can do from home? The COMT Virtual NeuroChoir may be just the thing for you!  While taking on the structured and traditional form of a choir, the COMT Virtual Neurochoir  provides an enjoyable choral experience while addressing the unique health needs of those living with neurological conditions. 

 

Directed by a board certified music therapist, choir participants are led through specially designed warm up and singing exercises that promote the maintenance and improvement of neurological functions, including discussing and engaging in supportive breathing techniques, warm-ups for singing, as well as speech enhancement, and practicing a repertoire of music to address memory and socialization with others. The specialized training of the director allows for in session adaptability, individually tailored instruction and educational discussions on music strategies for neurological health. 

 

Benefits of Neurochoir Can Include:

  • Cardiovascular- improved oxygenation, circulation & diaphragm strength
  • Physiological- boosted immune system, improved posture, coordination & stamina
  • Cognitive- improved mental alertness, cognitive processing and memory recall
  • Communicative- supports and exercises the neurological functions needed for improved speech production
  • Psychological- improved confidence and means for self-expression
  • Emotional- improved mood; decreased stress, anxiety & depression
  • Social- provides music’s natural social bond with others facing similar health, wellbeing and life challenges.

What does it take to participate:

  • Internet connection, email account, zoom video conferencing application, computer/tablet/phone with video and audio capability, headphones. 
  • Ability to read music not necessary; sheet music provided via image/pdf (with copyright)