In 2008 the San Diego community lost a loving and caring young musician named Ariana Miller to congenital heart disease. Her passionate love of music and its healing effect lives on through Resounding Joy’s Ariana Miller Music with Heart Program providing music therapy to local children suffering from heart disease and other serious illness.
Resounding Joy, a registered 501(c) 3 charitable organization, uses therapeutic and recreational music programs to improve the social, emotional, physical and spiritual well-being of individuals and communities. To date, the Music with Heart Program has provided no-cost music therapy to over 1,500 children, primarily at Rady Children’s Hospital in San Diego.
Resounding Joy’s annual benefit concert, “Heart of a Child”, has become the premier showcase of the best young musical talent in San Diego. The concert features a diverse array of talented vocalists and instrumentalists. Previous performers have appeared on network television shows, performed at Carnegie Hall, and won national competitions. Past concerts have been hosted by nationally- and locally-known celebrities.
This year’s concert will be hosted by Pat Brown (San Diego television personality) and Hal Grant (network television director). Last year’s concert raised nearly $80,000 allowing for continued full-time music therapy at Rady.
The 7th annual “Heart of a Child” benefit concert will be held Saturday, April 28, at Irwin M Jacobs Qualcomm Hall in San Diego. Food trucks will be on site at 5 p.m. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. for refreshments and silent auction followed by the concert at 7 p.m.
Tickets start at just $25 and can be purchased at bit.ly/2Hfb7jw All proceeds will go to support the Ariana Miller Music with Heart Program.