There are two music therapy-based community choirs in Chico: The North State Therapy Choir and choir for people with TBI. Both choirs are designed specifically to meet the needs of each group through singing and rhythm. The choirs incorporate music, movement, breath, relaxation, and community to support changes in vocal functioning and emotional well-being.
In collaboration with the North Valley Community Foundation, The Music Therapy Impact Fund (MTIF) creates music therapy programs in Chico and the surrounding areas. MTIF is currently maintaining a Hospice Music Therapy Program, while continuing work with the youth in the community in response to the Camp Fire and the novel coronavirus.