Newman Fund Concert and Newsletter

Greater Boston Chapter
June 11, 2014
Meeting Notice

2014 Newman Fund Benefit

Music Therapy: The Healing Power of Music


This year’s annual Newman Fund Benefit will feature Emily Bevelaqua, co-director of Connecticut Music Therapy Services and a board certified music therapist. Emily has experience with a wide range of client populations, including children and adults with autism and neurological disorders, Rett Syndrome, learning disabilities, multiple disabilities, NVLD, Alzheimer’s, dementia, depression, and Multiple Sclerosis. Emily received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Music from the University of Hartford’s Hartt School of Music, her Music Therapy Equivalency from Anna Maria College, and her Masters in Music Therapy at Temple University. Professionally, Emily is a member of the executive board of the New England Region of AMTA, serving as the Professional Advocacy Committee Representative. Emily was recently featured on an episode of the Colin McEnroe Show focusing on “The Healing Power of Music.” You can listen to the broadcast here.

The Benefit will be held at Parker Hirtle’s home, which was inspired by the residential work of Frank Lloyd Wright. Parker Hirtle is a graduate of the MIT School of Architecture (with Bill Cavanaugh in the same class.) Parker was a registered architect for many years, joined the architectural acoustics staff at BBN in 1959, and retired from Acentech in 1995. Since taking an introductory course in wood sculpture at the DeCordiva Museum, Parker has produced a large number of works and has exhibited at the Belmont Hill School and MIT Alumni Reunions in 2001, 2006, and 2011. Many of his works will be on display at his residence during the Newman Fund Benefit Reception.


Emily Bevelaqua – Co-director of Connecticut Music Therapy Services

Parker Hirtle – MIT alum, former architect and consultant in architectural acoustics at BBN/Acentech, wood sculptor

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

6 PM – Reception and music
7 PM – Presentation

Hirtle Residence
62 Baskin Road
Lexington, MA 02421

Street parking is available, but please be respectful of neighbor’s driveways.

For those who need a ride to this event, please respond to this meeting notice.

The meeting is open to all GBC/ASA members and their guests. Members are encouraged to invite interested colleagues and friends of the chapter to attend. Donations are suggested to the Robert Bradford Newman Student Award Fund using the provided envelopes.

GBC/ASA Membership Forms will be available for those who wish to become a member.

Coming soon: The annual Robert Bradford Newman Student Award Fund Newsletter! Look for it in your mailbox and future GBC mailings!

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