Enrichment Programs for Music Therapy Students
Jamaica Field Service Project—Multicultural Immersion
The Jamaica Field Service Project (JAFSP) is a service learning program attended by music therapy students from all over the United States, including many students from Immaculata.
After successfully applying to the program, students participate in a two-week supervised experience in Jamaica, working in teams to provide music therapy to children and adults in school and medical centers.
While in Jamaica, students explore the country; the rainforests, beaches, waterfalls, and other national landmarks. Program participants also experience the traditional music of Jamaica, with a strong emphasis on Afro-Caribbean drumming, dancing and singing.
For more information, visit the JAFSP website: www.jafsp.org
Music For People—Developing Creativity and Improvisational Skills
Music for People (MfP) offers improvisation workshops designed to revitalize music-making and to promote spontaneous music-making as a means of self-expression.
Founded by world-renowned cellist David Darling and flautist Bonnie Insull in 1986, MfP promotes a humanistic approach that profoundly respects the creative impulse in everyone.
Immaculata University is proud to host MfP weekend workshops twice a year. Students may take the workshop for credit, and graduate students may choose to begin training for the Organization Leadership program.
Cue and Curtain Theatre—Act, Sing, Dance and Play!
The Cue and Curtain Theatre presents two major productions each year, in fall and spring semesters, under the direction of Sister Marcille McEntee. Productions are performed for the public and held in Alumnae Hall Theatre with a live pit orchestra.
Students are involved in all details of production, including set design and stage management. Musicals recently performed include Mame, Little Women, Wicked, Once Upon a Mattress, and The Wiz. IU Cue and Curtain Theatre's Facebook page can be found here.