From Classroom to Community: Harmony, Hope & Healing
You know music can change lives. You know the value of your music program. How can you
broaden the impact of what you do? This course will demystify establishing and growing support for a rewarding music outreach program, led by one of Chicago's leaders in the field. Harmony, Hope & Healing founder and executive director Marge Nykaza will highlight the concept of the “HHH Circle” which integrates five components: respect, listening, music, sing- ing and health. Discussions will include how students and music departments can serve the community throughout the school year.
Instructor: Marge Nykaza
Marge Nykaza, M.P.S., CCMHP, is the founder and executive director of HARMONY, HOPE & HEALING (HHH), a creative, therapeutic and educational music program offering spiritual and emotional support to homeless and under-served women, children and men in the Chicago area. Founded in 2000 and incorporated as a non-profit organization in 2003, HHH collaborates with shelters and outreach programs to provide on-site programming which offers the restorative power of music to those suffering from the adverse effects of homelessness, domestic violence, substance abuse and isolation caused by aging or language barriers. Currently, HHH serves eight sites in some of Chicago’s neediest communities. As a professional singer, choir director and educator, Ms. Nykaza shares her gift and love of music with many communities throughout the area and abroad. She is the founder of the HHH Choir which performs in the Chicago area and has recorded three CDs. A graduate of Eastern Illinois University in music education, Marge extended her vocal studies at De Paul University and completed a Master of Pastoral Studies from Loyola University. In 2007, she was certified as a Cross-Cultural Music Healing Practitioner from The Open Ear Center in Seattle, WA. Presently, she is pursuing a Doctorate of Ministry at Graduate Theological Foundation. Marge and HHH have been featured on 30 GOOD MINUTES, RELIGION AND ETHICS and ARTS ACROSS ILLINOIS. Recently, HHH had the privilege to perform for the Chicago Community Trust at Chicago’s Harris Theatre and received “The Mary Potter Humanitarian Award” from Little Company of Mary Hospital.
6903 From Classroom to Community: Harmony, Hope & Healing
1 graduate credit
Location: VCM Room 100
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Tuition is due in full with registration
Saturday: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Sunday: 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.