Retired General Martin E. Dempsey, 18th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
I've seen first-hand how military music creates a sense of belonging , encouragement, and comfort among those who serve. This well-written and carefully-researched book suggests it can do more and charts a compelling way forward for music therapy in the recovery of service members, veterans, and their families.
Arthur Bloom, Founder & Director, MusiCorps
Rebecca Vaudreuil is a force of nature and, with this seminal book, has assembled a collection of essays that, taken together, paint a picture of the living, breathing, evolving phenomenon of music therapy in the military, from pioneering practitioners to national partnerships!
Lieutenant General (Ret.) Bob Ashley, guitar player
My compliments to Rebecca Vaudreuil and the many authors who brought this important work to life. Music can heal our minds and calm our souls. I've taken my guitar with me on multiple combat deployments. Whether playing a few minutes before bed or having my team join a video conference to play name that tune, I've sought to share the power of music with all those I've had the privilege to serve.
Dr. Nina Kraus, Hugh Knowles Professor at Northwestern University
Rebecca Vaudreuil provides a much-needed comprehensive resource about music and military-connected communities all-in-one-place. This book will surely guide the continued integration of music therapy in military and veteran healthcare.
Concetta M. Tomaino, DA. LCAT. MT-BC, Executive Director/co-found, Institute for Music and Neurologic Function, NY
This very important book assembles experts from music therapy and the military and provides the historical and essential role of music with military and veteran populations. Music therapy models of care within military and veteran healthcare systems, with families, and in communities are highlighted. This should be required reading for music therapists, program directors, and other professionals involved with service provision to military personnel, veterans, and their families and caregivers.