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Nevaeh’s Song

At the young age of 12, Nevaeh had to undergo a kidney transplant. It’s not once and done – fix. She’ll be back in the next 5 years for another transplant. It was so important to Chick Pea and Cousin Tank of the Potlickers – Mountain Division that they wrote her a very special song. A piece for Nevaeh. An 12 year old that had just undergone a kidney transplant. That kidney came from her mom.

Jack Knight – Ataraxia

Jack Knight – Ataraxia

Chase the Music provided our friend Jack Knight, who has Duchenne’s Muscular Dystrophy with a piece, “Ataraxia”. Ataraxia means peace and tranquility. Well Jack is not a quiet and calm young man. But, he is at peace with his situation, and looks to inspire others. We hope his song does too.

Betting On Me

Mitchel was a happy 12 year old when he started to be bullied. After two years, the bullying became so severe that he could no longer cope, and tried to take his own life.

Destinee – Little Baby Jesus

I first met Destinee at the Colorado Wheelchair Camp. They had called her to the front to receive an award. Destinee was taking longer than most to come forward. Imagine a gym floor full of kids in wheelchairs, all wanting to be close to their friends at the end of their week-long camp. As Destinee came to the front, I noted that not only was she in a chair, but she was using a white cane to navigate. Right away, I knew this young lady needed a song.

CU Dance Pedagogy Class

HipHop and Ballet!

The fall 2018 CU School of Dance Pedagogy class collaborated with Chase the Music to bring music and dance to about 15 little ones (ages 4-5), at the Journey School in Boulder, Colorado.


When Fort Collins singer/songwriter Molly Taylor told Jamin that she’d be writing a Chase the Music song for him, he replied – “Don’t write a song for me, write for someone who’s really sick”. Molly took that as inspiration and wrote “Determined” a song not just for Jamin but also from him as a gift to those others…


Love and Courage. A very special concert with three world premieres, composed by three composers for three very special children. Come be part of the audience and express your love for these children and the music. This is a collaboration between Chase the Music and the Northern Colorado Concert Band. We look forward to seeing you there!
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Elena’s Song

  This original piece was performed at Colorado State University as part of the Chase the Music into Spring 2017 performance of original compositions for children battling critical conditions. It was written and performed for Elena, a very special young friend!    

Elena’s Song


Megan Miller – percussion, vocals Allison Waltman – Percussion, vocals Christine Nyquist – piano vocals This is Elena’s Song, for Elena, who dances with Disney.


Elena’s Song

This is Elena’s Song She likes to dance along We play music and so does she Showin’ off her musicality Elena She loves all of the Disney movies Tangled, Frozen, and Inside Out She’s like a real life movie star Knowing all the lines to them all! This is Elena’s Song She likes to dance along We play music and so does she Showin’ off her musicality She’s a warrior like Mulan No matter what troubles come her way She’s got her family and friends to help her And with her Kirby Cat, she’ll do it all! Hey Elena You can do anything That you put your mind to No one can stop you If you think you can We know you can Be who you wanna be! La la la la la la Elena You’ve got a smile so bright That it lights up the room La la la la la la Elena No matter what you do Your family’s proud of you This is Elena’s Song She likes to dance along We play music and so does she Showin’ off her musicality (2x) This is Elena’s Song She likes to dance along We play music and so does she Showin’ off her musicality (3x)

Chase the Music into Spring 2017


The Chase the Music into Spring 2017 performance was a collaboration between Colorado State University Music Therapy Department, the CSU Music Therapy Student Associationn, the CSU Rotaract Club and Chase the Music. Performed in the spring of 2017, it involved 9 original pieces, performed by 9 different performing groups, for 9 very special children.   The pieces were:

Elena’s Song

For Elena, who dances with Disney

Megan Miller                          Percussion, vocals Allison Waltman                     Percussion, vocals Christine Nyquist                   Piano, vocals

Sometimes You’ve Just Got to Dance

For Lucia, the little Lu-bird

Susan Bockhoff                       Guitar, vocals George Bockoff                       Guitar Ryan Smith                             Percussion

So Much to Say

For Madyson, who can do anything

Janene Harper                       Guitar, vocals Allison Smith                          Piano, vocals

Back to the Water

For Lily, an angel

Ryan Smith                             Piano, vocals Pam Potzer                             Guitar, vocals


For Vivienne, so joyful

Annie Shoephoerster            Piano, vocals Julia Siegl                                Guitar, vocals  


For Brady, the superhero who doesn’t need a cape

Mylie Payne                            Piano, vocals Anastasia Wheeler                Guitar, vocals

I Don’t Have to Run Away

For Carter, who wants everyone to know they are loved

Bolin Liu                                 Piano Jordan Brudos-Nockels       Percussion, vocals Anne Marie Hester               Flute ♫ Carter ♫                              Tubano drum

Ryan’s Song

For Ryan, see me roar

Sarah Hallgrimson                 Piano, vocals Anne Marie Hester                 Guitar, vocals Ahna Chevalier                        Marimba, vocals Jonathan Chevalier                 Tone Chimes Tiffany Chevalier                    Tone Chimes Zac Chevalier                          Push bells ♫ Ryan ♫                                 Push bells


For Jamin, the warrior

Molly Taylor                            Piano, vocals
  ♫  – the child performed in their own piece!  

Special thanks to:

All of our composers and musicians, who poured their hearts into this event Dr. Andrew Knight, assistant professor, CSU Music Therapy Our event hosts: Alexandra, Acacia, Chiara, Colleen, Eryn, Katherine, Lisa,  Killian, McKenzie, Nathan, Nicole and Rob Catering by Tracy Hodge Our facility host: Colorado State University – University Center for the Arts Event Photographer Chiara Garland FC Public Media, and Chris Winslow for videography All of our families that aided with the compositions, and take care of these special kiddos every day.

Hope – Benjamin


Hope, written for Benjamin (far right) who is on the autism spectrum. Written by his mother Malva, and himself and friends.

Summertime Shine

An original composition by Jack Davis, written for the kids of Colorado Wheelchair Camp 2016. About 100 campers, and another 100 staff, friends and family were in attendance for this world premiere. Jack speaks of being outdoors in the great state of Colorado, and enjoying nature. Lyrics: Summertime Shine gots the heat to beat? Somethin to do, some friends to meet.Long days under the shade It’s a colorado summer So lets just feel the sunlight Lets just feel the breeze So do you what you want It’s time to rediscover the Colorado ways