Performing and Creative Arts

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:

  • Private Art Lessons
  • Art Classes
  • Music Classes
  • Hearts in Motion (H.I.M.)
  • Dance Classes
  • Rhythm Band
  • Scrapbooking
  • Creative Writing
  • Book Club
  • Puppetry
  • Tone Chimes
  • Resident Newsletter
  • Talent Shows
  • Recitals
  • Wonder Players

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.  

Music Therapy

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.

Music Therapy Internships

The Baddour Center offers two university-affiliated Music Therapy Internships per year. 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 Jodie Ross, MT-BC at (662)562-0100, ext. 1-214 or email.

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