Music has long been a way of conveying emotions and feelings that words alone cannot. Music can withstand the test of time, passing down through cultures and generations of people. Deeper knowledge of the human mind and conditions that affect it have now lead us to understand the benefits that music can have on its listeners. Utilizing this knowledge, the International Music and Wellness Council is a non profit organization devoted to changing lives through music therapy.
Founded by Roz Huang and Angelo Molino, IMWC is a non-profit organization that provides music therapy to senior care homes, rehabilitation centers, schools, child facilities, and to help adults and children with special needs. The organization also provides training to existing therapists so that they can increase their knowledge and proficiency in music therapy.
Huang, the organization’s CEO and chairwoman, is an accomplished businesswoman with over 20 years of success in global investment, business development, and women’s leadership. She has a strong belief in building an ecosystem of philanthropy and encouraging people to work together in the creation of a better society.
Molino, IMWC’s founder and honorary chairman, is a renowned composer and musician, with over 10 years of experience as a classical concert pianist. Additionally, he has over 8 years of clinical experience as a professor of music and art therapy. Molino has also written books on the subject of music therapy and has a passion for treating conditions such as Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, and Autism.
Clinical studies have shown the power that music therapy has. For those affected with Autism and other social communication disorders, music therapy can help to improve social behavior, focus, body awareness and coordination while decreasing anxiety. For everyday people, music therapy can help them cope with and reduce their stress.
In support of IMWC, the organization is hosted a live concert in Orange County, California to benefit those affected with Alzheimer’s, Autism, Parkinson’s, PTSD, among other mental health disorders. The concert was performed by Angelo Molino and was free to the general public, due to generous donations from the sponsors of IMWC.