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

Ryan Smith                             Percussion


So Much to Say

For Madyson, who can do anything

Janene Harper                       Guitar, vocals

Allison Smith                          Piano, vocals


Back to the Water

For Lily, an angel

Ryan Smith                             Piano, vocals

Pam Potzer                             Guitar, vocals



For Vivienne, so joyful

Annie Shoephoerster            Piano, vocals

Julia Siegl                                Guitar, vocals



For Brady, the superhero who doesn’t need a cape

Mylie Payne                            Piano, vocals

Anastasia Wheeler                Guitar, vocals


I Don’t Have to Run Away

For Carter, who wants everyone to know they are loved

Bolin Liu                                 Piano

Jordan Brudos-Nockels       Percussion, vocals

Anne Marie Hester               Flute

♫ Carter ♫                              Tubano drum


Ryan’s Song

For Ryan, see me roar

Sarah Hallgrimson                 Piano, vocals

Anne Marie Hester                 Guitar, vocals

Ahna Chevalier                        Marimba, vocals

Jonathan Chevalier                 Tone Chimes

Tiffany Chevalier                    Tone Chimes

Zac Chevalier                          Push bells

♫ Ryan ♫                                 Push bells



For Jamin, the warrior

Molly Taylor                            Piano, vocals


♫  – the child performed in their own piece!


Special thanks to:

All of our composers and musicians, who poured their hearts into this event

Dr. Andrew Knight, assistant professor, CSU Music Therapy

Our event hosts: Alexandra, Acacia, Chiara, Colleen, Eryn, Katherine, Lisa,  Killian, McKenzie, Nathan, Nicole and Rob

Catering by Tracy Hodge

Our facility host: Colorado State University – University Center for the Arts

Event Photographer Chiara Garland

FC Public Media, and Chris Winslow for videography

All of our families that aided with the compositions, and take care of these special kiddos every day.




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