Music for Autism Returns to In-Person Concerts!
On March 5th, Music for Autism returned to live, in-person concerts for the first time since 2020! Exceptional Broadway performers, Gabrielle McClinton and Charlie Alterman put on a rollicking show for over 70 participants at one of our favorite partner sites, Third Street Music School. Gabbi and Charlie put on an incredible show, full of […]
Welcoming Thayne Jasperson as Music for Autism’s 2023 Spotlight Artist!
It is Music for Autism’s great honor to announce we have named Broadway star Thayne Jasperson as our 2023 Spotlight Artist. Thayne is an exceptionally talented and generous performer, having delighted our audiences both with in-person and virtual events. “We are thrilled to recognize Thayne as our 2023 Spotlight Artist!” expressed Music for Autism’s US […]
Candace Chien is Music for Autism’s 2022 Spotlight Artist!
– Jake Gluckman Music for Autism is excited to announce our 2022 Spotlight Artist, Candace Marie Chien! “Music for Autism’s message resonates with me as a performer, teacher, and human who lives on the spectrum,” says Candace, who connected with us in 2019. Since then, Candace Marie Chien has dazzled our audiences with three incredible […]
M4A on What The Heck Is That? Podcast
We were thrilled that Artist Coordinator Ryan Gardner was interviewed by David Ventura for the What The Heck Is That? Podcast! A weekly interview series showcasing masters of their craft, ranging from game makers, club DJs, musical theater performers, animators, librarians, educators, AND MORE!! All under the creative exploration of David Shai Ventura, who asks […]
One Year of Music For Autism’s Virtual Concerts
It has officially been one year since Music For Autism, as well as so many other performance spaces, was confined to the virtual world. It also seems fitting that this week marks the end of Autism Awareness and Acceptance Month, which is a time to celebrate the wide spectrum of autistic experiences and elevate autistic […]
Ryan Gardner named International Trumpet Guild’s Vice President/President-Elect
Dr. Ryan Gardner, Music for Autism’s irreplaceable Artist Coordinator, has been named the International Trumpet Guild’s Vice President/President-Elect, and we could not be more excited for this exceptional member of our team. We know Ryan to maintain the highest of professional standards—both for his own artistry as well as those of the artists he recruits […]
Welcome CJ Pawlikowski and Kasie Gasparini as Music for Autism’s 2021 Spotlight Artists!
Music for Autism is thrilled to announce that Broadway stars and frequent songwriting partners, Kasie Gasparini and CJ Pawlikowski are our 2021 Spotlight Artists. The Spotlight Artist distinction is Music for Autism’s recognition of not just exceptional musicianship but also dedicated service to those with autism and their families. “CJ and Kasie embody the heart and […]
Broadway is Dark, but Music for Autism is Open!
By Jake Gluckman On the evening of February 25th, 2021, Music For Autism hosted a live, virtual fundraiser featuring 16 artists, duos, and groups from stage and screen alike. From musical theater classics to songs about chicken soup with rice and Long Island Amphibians, each performer filled the virtual space with wonder, love, and passion […]
Music for Autism Welcomes Four New Board Members
Music for Autism is thrilled to announce the recent appointment of four new members to the Board of Directors. Sara Aliabadi, John DiGiovanni, Jaime Madell, and Laura Prager, MD join us from diverse personal and professional backgrounds, and we are excited for the perspective and expertise they will bring to the organization. “Music for Autism […]
Fair Trade Trio is Music for Autism’s 2020 Spotlight Artist
We are so pleased to announce that the talented Fair Trade Trio, comprised of violinist Ashley Windle, violist Hannah Levinson, and cellist Madeline Fayette, is our 2020 Spotlight Artist! The Spotlight Artist distinction is Music for Autism’s recognition of not just exceptional musicianship but also dedicated service to those with autism and their families. Not only are the trio […]