Save the date! Due to event cancellations, this event will no longer be held in the Band Hall at the Butler School of Music. Directions on how to RSVP, as well as location and parking information, will be coming soon.
As part of an ongoing Community Music Therapy initiative, the Autism Society of Texas will host a sensory-friendly concert on April 24th (between 6:00 PM and 9:00 PM). The program will feature performers from the Center for Music Therapy, Hurley Piano, the UT Sting Project, and more! Supported by a team of specialized SFC volunteers (made up of social workers, music therapists, professors, community musicians, and AST personnel), we aim to provide an evening of musical enjoyment for the whole family, free of physical or social barriers. Traditional classical music concert etiquette will be relaxed. Audience members will be encouraged to participate by moving about freely as needed, whether that be to seek sensory input or to practice self-expression through movement and dance. Ear plugs and sensory aids will be provided. A quiet room will be available. Stage and house lighting will be thoughtfully balanced. Sound amplification will be minimal. During the performance, there will be opportunities to engage in an interactive, Instrument Petting Zoo, as well as a musical resource fair. AST is committed to ensuring a positive, inclusive musical experience for every performer and audience member. Organizing these concerts with the guidance of individuals and families impacted by ASD provides us a unique opportunity to explore what “sensory-friendly” truly means. Come out and support this blossoming community of talented performers and organizations!