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Music Conservatory of Westchester Celebrates 25th Anniversary of their Music Therapy Institute

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Feb 03, 2012
White Plains, New York
NYM

On Friday, March 16, the Music Conservatory of Westchester (MCW) will present "Dance the Night Away," an evening of dinner and dancing celebrating the 25th anniversary of the school's Music Therapy Institute.

For 25 years, the Institute has created therapeutic programs that empower those with special needs to find their voice, overcome challenges, and heal through music. Each year the Institute provides music therapy and adapted instruction for 2,000 children and adults with a wide variety of disabilities, including autism, cerebral palsy, chronic medical conditions, developmental disabilities, behavioral disorders, and learning disorders. Its outreach programs take place at 60 sites in partnership with 25 schools and agencies, and onsite services also take place in the Conservatory's White Plains facility. MTI is the largest provider of professional music therapy services in the greater Westchester region, working with over 2,000 youth and adults each year. "Dance the Night Away" aims to increase awareness of this important therapeutic intervention while raising critical funds for the program's continued success.

"We are thrilled to celebrate MTI's silver anniversary, applaud its dedicated facult and students, and recognize those who have helped the program achieve such success," noted Jean Newton, executive director of the Music Conservatory of Westchest. "The Music Therapy Institute has touched the lives of more than 25,000 individuals over the past 25 years and has become an integral part of our school."


About the Music Conservatory of Westchester

The Music Conservatory of Westchester is an essential contributor to the well-being, creativity and vitality of our region, valued for making a differnece in the lives of individuals and groups who discover the lifelong joy of the arts through making music together.

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Pictured Above: A MTI music therapist instructs one of the program's eager young musicians.

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