Music Therapy

DreamCatchers

What is DreamCatchers?

DreamCatchers is a music therapy & musical theatre program for children of all abilities. The program provides children and teens ages 5-18 the opportunity to participate in an extra-curricular musical theatre experience in an exciting, safe, and supportive environment for self-expression at low cost to families.

Classes will be held once a week for two semesters. The group will learn and practice for musical performances at the end of each semester. Your kids will sing and dance, while learning new skills and building lasting friendships. Participation in DreamCatchers will allow all students to use the life skills that are inherent to music and theatre production that help foster and maintain social cohesion, interaction, and understanding amongst families and children with and without disabilities.

Questions? Email dreamcatchersmt@hsc.wvu.edu or call 304-293-4692.

Donations

DreamCatchers is a program housed at the Center for Excellence in Disabilities, a non-profit organization devoted to improving the lives of people with disabilities and their families. We rely heavily on donations to continue the program and provide the best possible rehearsal and performance experiences to our cast members. If you give a monetary or in-kind equipment donation to DreamCatchers, you could help provide cast members and families with the following:

  1. Ice cream social and cast party
  2. Adaptive equipment for movement, social interaction, communication, cognition, or sensory needs
  3. Craft and design materials to create original artwork and promote self-expression
  4. Musical instruments and equipment for rehearsals and performances
  5. Costumes and set pieces
  6. Performance technology (microphones, speakers, etc.)
  7. T-shirts for cast members and families
  8. Additional support staff
  9. Scripts, program printing, performance fees, supplemental performance material
  10. Lobby decorations and flowers for cast members after each show
  11. Snacks for cast members during tech week

To make a monetary donation, please visit give.wvu.edu/ced/ and select the "DreamCatchers" option.

Thank you for making our dream performances a reality!

Our next Dreamcatchers

When: : September 7th through November 19th, every Tuesday evening from 6:00-7:00 p.m.

Where: WVU’s Museum Education Center, Evansdale Campus

Cost: $75 per registrant

Join us back in-person as we present “Mugley: the Musical!” “Mugley” takes place in a school for young monsters preparing for a talent competition. Each monster has a different talent, so the sky’s the limit for our cast members to show off their skills! Mugley, the main character, begins comparing themselves to their peers who have flashier fur, bolder talents, and brighter personalities. In the end, all of the other monsters help Mugley recognize their own uniqueness and beauty.

Everyone is welcome, including siblings! Participants will continue to have access to 1:1 supervision from graduate occupational therapy students, collaborative interaction, and tailored activities with music, movement, theatre, and art to foster positive experiences with others.”

Please send questions to Grace Lauzon, MM, MT-BC at dreamcatchersmt@hsc.wvu.edu or call the music therapy clinic at (304) 293-4692, ext. 9

Register for DreamCatchers