Our First Official Fundraiser – SUCCESS!!


Hello dear Musical Autist fans! This is CJ, and I'm happy to report that I ran 26.2 miles yesterday in the Baltimore Marathon and I'm actually feeling pretty okay today!  Honestly, I'm not really that hardcore of a runner, the only reason I committed to this was to raise support for ideas that I believe in with all my heart = Sensory Friendly Concerts (SFCs) & The Musical Autist. Three years ago, I ran my … [Read more...]

Help us raise funds for Sensory Friendly Concerts across the US!


We are very excited to announce that our very own Director of The Musical Autist (501c3 nonprofit) will be running the Baltimore Marathon on Oct. 18th! 100% of the funds raised from this event will go toward bringing Sensory Friendly Concerts across the country. CJ is also currently developing an online continuing education course for other Board Certified Music Therapists (like herself) to gain the knowledge … [Read more...]

Chou Chou Scantlin – Sensory Friendly Concert Artist!

Chou Chou Scantlin Sensory Friendly Concert guest artist

We are so pleased to announce that we have a new location for our Sensory Friendly Concerts: Anne Arundel Community College!! Come out Sunday, October 5th, at 4pm (CADE Performing Arts Bldg, Room 224. Click here for campus map, park in lot F, entrance from Ritchie Hwy/YMCA side of campus) We have jazz vocalist and self-advocate extraordinaire, CHOU CHOU SCANTLIN (of Doc Scantlin and his Imperial Palms … [Read more...]

Sensory Friendly Concerts in MD and NJ!

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Tomorrow night, Sept. 20th in Nutley, NJ, Tempo Arts Foundation is having a Sensory Friendly Concert at St. Paul's UCC. --> Check out more info here on their website! <-- We are also very pleased to [finally!!] announce our next SFC in Maryland! It will be in a new location: Anne Arundel Community College!! Sunday, October 5th, at 4pm.  We have jazz vocalist and self-advocate extraordinaire, CHOU CHOU … [Read more...]

Huge News after Long Time No See


Hello readers, this is CJ, Director of The Musical Autist.   Have you noticed that our last blog post was back in April?  Are you thinking - where have we been? What's going on are we still doing Sensory Friendly Concerts? The answer is YES.  But we've been silent here on the blog for long enough that I feel I owe an explanation. Three major unexpected things have been happening this year, which prompted me … [Read more...]

Sensory Friendly Concerts™ : Improving Equal Rights to the Fine Arts

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We are so excited to announce that Minnesota’s first Sensory Friendly Concert™, supported by The Musicians of the Minnesota Orchestra, will be held on Saturday, April 26th, from 10-10:45 at the Brookdale Public Library. Through a partnership with The Musical Autist, the Hi-Lo Duo of Kate Nettleman and Pam Arnstein, Toneworks Music Therapy, and The Autism Society of Minnesota, we are providing an opportunity for … [Read more...]