The Performing and Creative Arts (PCA) Program provides residents with opportunities to learn and develop new talents and skills and display their creativity. Through PCA classes, residents develop a sense of independence, self-confidence, and pride in their accomplishments through the following:
The Wonder Players is Baddour Center's drama team. Residents audition annually for roles in the drama and the PCA Christmas Pageant. Cast members memorize their lines and showcase their talent. Productions include full sets and costumes. Past productions include The Wizard of Oz, Cinderella, Snow White, Rock Around the Block (the musical), The Beatles Slept Here and A Night on Broadway.
Hearts in Motion is Baddour Center’s creative movement ensemble. Residents audition to become a member of the group. Hearts in Motion performs annually for the Fashion Show, Fall Recital, and Christmas Pageant. They also have the opportunity to perform for area churches, civic groups, and events throughout the year.
The PCA Program offers Music Therapy with a Board-Certified Music Therapist (MT-BC). Music Therapy is the therapeutic use of music to address physical, emotional, cognitive, and social needs of individuals. Music Therapy sessions are offered in both individual and group settings and are designed to assist residents with meeting goals such as relaxing, increasing memory, increasing socialization, decreasing self- stimulatory behaviors, increasing or maintaining motor skills, and improving quality of life.
The Baddour Center offers two university-affiliated Music Therapy Internships per year, one from January-June and one from July-December. Interns have opportunities to gain clinical experience in Music Therapy within the PCA Program as well as travel with The Miracles. For more information about the Music Therapy Internship or if you are interested in applying, please contact Alaina Gresham, MT-BC at (662)562-0100, ext. 1-214 or email. You can find the internship application here: /assets/2410/internship_application_2019_update.pdf
For more information on Music Therapy, please see these links:
American Music Therapy Association (AMTA) www.musictherapy.org
Certification Board for Music Therapy (CBMT) www.cbmt.org