Elena’s Song

  This original piece was performed at Colorado State University as part of the Chase the Music into Spring 2017 performance of original compositions for children battling critical conditions. It was written and performed for Elena, a very special young friend!     Elena’s Song Performers Megan Miller – percussion, vocals Allison Waltman – Percussion, vocals Christine Nyquist – piano vocals This is Elena’s Song, for Elena, who dances with Disney. Lyrics: Elena’s Song This is Elena’s Song She likes to dance along We play music and so does she Showin’ off her musicality Elena She loves all of the
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Chase the Music into Spring 2017

  The Chase the Music into Spring 2017 performance was a collaboration between Colorado State University Music Therapy Department, the CSU Music Therapy Student Associationn, the CSU Rotaract Club and Chase the Music. Performed in the spring of 2017, it involved 9 original pieces, performed by 9 different performing groups, for 9 very special children.   The pieces were: Elena’s Song For Elena, who dances with Disney Megan Miller                          Percussion, vocals Allison Waltman                     Percussion, vocals Christine Nyquist                   Piano, vocals   Sometimes You’ve Just Got to Dance For Lucia, the little Lu-bird Susan Bockhoff                       Guitar, vocals George Bockoff                       Guitar
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Boulder Magazine writes a fantastic article about us!

  Julie Marshall of, BrainSong, wrote a great article about Chase the Music, and it was published by Boulder Magazine! I love how it picks up and tells our story, including personal perspectives from composers, performers, parents and one of the children – Katie! It’s a great story with quotes and pictures of many of our friends!  Thanks everyone. Check it out here! Or, pick up a copy at news stands throughout the Boulder area.
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We say good bye to Nancy

Yesterday marked a sad day. We attended the memorial service of Nancy Thorwardson.  Nancy was a beautiful soul, who composed and performed two Chase the Music pieces, for the children of Respite Care during their wilderness adventure camps. Nancy’s first piece for Chase the Music was Sweet Saddle Pals. Nancy wrote it as part of a personal project – “60 Turning 60”. 60 things she’d never done before, in her 60th year of life. It was Nancy’s way of challenging herself to continually finding joy through great experiences. You can see her list of all  60 experiences here – 60 turning
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