HARMONY HEALS

Gala & Charity Auction

May 9, 2024 | 7pm – 9:30pm

The Peninsula New York
700 5th Avenue
Cocktail Attire

Special Guest: Tom Sweitzer, Music Therapist

Tom’s one-man show “20 Seconds,” about his childhood had a rousing and successful run at Signature Theater, Off-Broadway in 2023. Tom is dedicated to growing A Place to Be and its mission to help people face, navigate, and overcome life’s challenges through Music Therapy, Expressive Arts, and Performance.

Read Tom Sweitzer's Bio

Tom is Co-Founder, Creative Director and Head of MusicTherapy at A Place to Be, a non-profit organization serving over 300 families weekly, offering music therapy in Northern Virginia. Tom holds a B.F.A. in Music Theater, a Graduate Certificate in Music Therapy from Shenandoah University and a master’s in music therapy from Berklee College of Music. Tom has created several therapeutic musical productions. His Rock Opera about Suicide prevention, A Will to Survive, performed at the Terrace Theater at The Kennedy Center. He often is seen as a guest with Opera Singer Renee Fleming, offering his expertise for the National Institute of Health’s “Sound Health” events.

Tom received the title Loudoun County Humanitarian of the Year in 2014 and in that same year was invited as a guest to the White House for his work with disabilities. Tom is a subject of the documentary, “Music Got Me Here,” along with Forrest Allen, a young man with Traumatic Brain Injury who found his voice and courage through Music Therapy. The Hollywood narrative film of “Music Got Me Here,” is in development. He is honored to be a contributing author to Renee’ Fleming’s book “Music and Mind,” releasing April 2024.

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