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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Red Wolf Sound

Sean Flynn and Zach Tucker, owners of Red Wolf Sound have been long time supporters of Chase the Music. They provide audio engineering expertise and equipment to aid in the successful production of our events. They are highly talented and have a can-do attitude.
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Next Level Living

  An old friend and mentor, Craig Pratt has started Next Level Living. Next level living is a web presence promoting becoming a better version of yourself every day. They encourage helping others. After seeing a story about what I was up to, Craig sent me a shirt and asked me to share a little of my story. I wrote this for the NLL facebook page, and thought I’d share it here:   I wanted the perfect image, a sunrise, illustrating a change, a new beginning. The sunrise is continually occurring, but we often fail to take notice of it and
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Argento Studios writes about Chase the Music

Cynthia Wilson of Argento Studios, a blogger interviewed me a few weeks ago. Argento Studios is a blog about multimedia, journalism, music and the arts. We spent several hours talking and wrapped up with a little photo/video shoot. Chase the Music really resounded with her, and here’s our story, through Cynthia’s words: Children Battling Critical Illness Get the Gift of Music Enjoy and check her other posts too!
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Healing grief with music

I recently met by with Phil, Lucia and Ari of the Efrem Foundation, a non-profit out of New Jersey. They provide services to aid youth, struggling with severe grief caused by the loss of a loved one. They know that when our youth are in a crisis, they don’t have the same coping skills that adults do. It can be debilitating to a youth – trying to resolve the loss of a loved one. Efrem provides music and equine programs to youth to help them through the difficult times of grieving. They are expanding their reach by developing a course for
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The happy list

When EmmaMarie and I visited RespiteCare last week her goal was to goal was to learn what made the kids there happy. She’s in the process of writing an original piece – “My Happy Song” just for these kids. See more about that visit here. EmmaMarie emailed the list that she created that day. It’s broken down by the groups of kids – the pebbles, rocks and boulders. Remembering that these kids have special needs, they were great at expressing themselves and knowing what makes them happy. This list could’ve come from any one, regardless of age or condition. Well except for
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EmmaMarie inspired by RespiteCare Kiddos

Performing artist Emma Marie, her sister Mia, mom – Cindy and I visited Respite Care in Fort Collins Colorado yesterday to build energy and inspiration for EmmaMarie’s new composition “Happy” which will be premiered later this month. Respite Care cares for kids that require 7×24 one on one care.  The children (who are referred to as the ‘kiddos’) have a variety of conditions. We are reminded – “They are kids first”! There’s no discussion of any childs ailment. We’re simply invited to go in and play with the children. There are three groups – based on age – the pebbles, the littlest ones, the stones –
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