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This week in the music integration endeavors IRIS’ Community Initiatives group works so hard to support we had the pleasure of visiting the Memphis Oral School for the Deaf (MOSD)! Our trio of newly inducted fellows along with Marcin Arendt were given the chance to entertain and interact with a class of students and the results speak for themselves.

From Marcin dancing alongside what appears to be a musical prodigy to be reckoned with,

 

Elijah wants to join Iris Orchestra!

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To our Community Initiatives Director, Rebecca Arendt, leading a riveting round of Ole McDonald,

 

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Back to our young Mozart showing his dazzling dance moves!

 

THIS. THIS is why music therapy is so important. Music makes listening FUN and builds self-confidence and ultimately helps in building language skills!

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Safe to say both IRIS and MOSD had a great time this week and look forward to our meeting in the near future!