Lauren Gale

About Lauren Gale, Music Healer: Lauren has been a musician for 25 years, 15 of which have been professional. She left the pop music scene after earning a music business degree and touring for 10 years to pursue a more authentic way to BE her purpose: spreading Love through sound and music. She’s studied sound therapy in Costa Rica, Sedona, studied with masters such as Jonathan Goldman, and has had the opportunity to offer sound therapy all over the US, Costa Rica and Australia. She humbly offers herself as a conduit for sound during her sound baths and is very passionate about sharing all that sound can do for her fellow lovely humans. Her intention for her work is unconditional Love and being connected to Oneness. Lauren performed for Chase the Music at WheelChair Camp of Colorado in June of 2017. She premiered two originals: Together (guitar and vocals) I Know (aboriginal piece with digeridoo!) Listen to Lauren's other music on Soundcloud. Her website is


Jamin’s a great kid. Full of live and love. Humble. Smart. Grateful. Determined. A great sense of humor. Unfortunately, at age 11, the doctors discovered that he had brain tumors. The tumors were impinging on nerves for sight and hearing. His prognosis was unknown. In and out of brain surgeries, going through extensive chemotherapy, Jamin was as sick as you can get. When Fort Collins singer/songwriter Molly Taylor told Jamin that she’d be writing a Chase the Music song for him, he replied – “Don’t write a song for me, write for someone who’s really sick”. Molly took that as inspiration and wrote “Determined” a song not just for Jamin but also from him as a gift to those others… Composer: Molly Taylor Performer: Molly Taylor Premiere Event: Chase the Music into Spring Fort Collins, Colorado, April 2017 Lyrics You might be confused Don’t know what to do If you’re feelin’ scared Look around you There are so many people In so many places Saying prayers for your family Prayers for patience Just look up Eyes straight ahead Take a deep breath in You are determined Oh you are determined You will be strong I know And you will never be alone You are determined Don’t give up the fight Let that fire ignite Use what’s deep within You won’t be shaken You’re not something that’s broken Not defined by the pain Create your own sunshine As you dance in the rain You gotta grow through What you go through When live hurts Let me show you You are determined Oh you are determined Oh, you will be strong I know And you will never be alone You are determined Every day may not be good But there’s good in every day Be thankful for your family Let them help you through the pain You can face the giants Because you you’re not alone God gave you a purpose Yes he knows You are determined Oh you are determined I will be strong for you Because I need this too You are determined Oh you are determined You will be strong I know And you will never be alone You are determined Oh you are determined You will be strong I know And you will never be alone You are determined

Chiara Garland

Chiara Garland Photographer Videographer Chiara is a wonderful producer of still and moving images that make for meaningful stories. A student at CSU in Fort Collins, CO, she is generous with her time in not only shooting, but also producing content for us, helping us to share the experience that is Chase the Music. She brings other volunteer assistants into the production to supplement her work. She is an extensive traveler spending summers and holidays in Canada, Greece, Germany and Italy. We love having her help as she really catches the essence of Chase the Music events. Chiara Garland is studying for her Bachelor of Liberal Arts in Journalism and Media Communication at Colorado State University with a GPA of 3.91. She is interested in marketing, video and photojournalism, and radio. Her photographs bring out the person. Her videos tell the story. Her smiles bring happiness to those she is shooting. If you want to hire her, for your photo efforts – she comes highly recommended.  Contact us and we’ll put you in touch with her ( Chase the Music into Spring 2017 – photos Chase the Music into Spring 2017 – video Chase the Music into Spring 2018 photos and videos are on their way! Thank you Chiara!


Love and Courage. A very special concert with three world premieres, composed by three composers for three very special children. Come be part of the audience and express your love for these children and the music. This is a collaboration between Chase the Music and the Northern Colorado Concert Band. We look forward to seeing you there!  

Chase the Music into Spring 2018

Chase the Music into Spring 2018  Registration is closed for this event A Chase the Music event for 11 very special children                   Chase the Music is excited to collaborate with the Colorado State University Music Therapy Department to have 11 original pieces created and premiered for 11 very special children. Join us on April 15th at 3:30 for this special event. Chase the Music gives children battling critical conditions hope, strength and joy. We do this with original music - composed and performed just for them. Note that there is free parking just off of Pitkin (turn opposite Mathews St). There will be light refreshments at the event. For questions or more information, or 303.859.3321 When April 15th, 2018 3:30 PM   through   5:00 PM Location 1400 REMINGTON ST FREE PARKING OFF OF PITKIN AT MATHEWS (North side of the building. Use rear entrance.) FORT COLLINS, CO 80524-4142 United States RSVP # in your group Help others Chase the Music ($)    Help spread the word Please help us and let your friends, colleagues and followers know about our page: Chase the Music into Spring 2018 You can also share the below link in an email or on your website. cj('body').click(function() { cj('#crm-event-links-list').hide(); cj('#crm-participant-list').hide(); }); cj('#crm-event-configure-link').click(function(event) { cj('#crm-event-links-list').toggle(); cj('#crm-participant-list').hide(); event.stopPropagation(); }); cj('#crm-participant-links').click(function(event) { cj('#crm-participant-list').toggle(); cj('#crm-event-links-list').hide(); event.stopPropagation(); }); empowered by CiviCRM

Respite Care – Fort Collins

Respite Care, Inc. is a nonprofit organization in Larimer County that provides short term, quality care for children with developmental disabilities, giving respite to their families, and enhancing the quality of life for the entire family. Chase the Music and Respite Care have partnered up for a number of events, providing original music to their wilderness camp, and their end of summer celebration.

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 Disney movies Tangled, Frozen, and Inside Out She’s like a real life movie star Knowing all the lines to them all! This is Elena’s Song She likes to dance along We play music and so does she Showin’ off her musicality She’s a warrior like Mulan No matter what troubles come her way She’s got her family and friends to help her And with her Kirby Cat, she’ll do it all! Hey Elena You can do anything That you put your mind to No one can stop you If you think you can We know you can Be who you wanna be! La la la la la la Elena You’ve got a smile so bright That it lights up the room La la la la la la Elena No matter what you do Your family’s proud of you This is Elena’s Song She likes to dance along We play music and so does she Showin’ off her musicality (2x) This is Elena’s Song She likes to dance along We play music and so does she Showin’ off her musicality (3x)    

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   Resilient For Vivienne, so joyful Annie Shoephoerster            Piano, vocals Julia Siegl                                Guitar, vocals   Brady-Man 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   Determined 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.      

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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