Brittany Trinite - Music Smiles Benefit Concert

14% ($280)
May 03rd, 2015
Raised $280 of $2,000

About The Artist

Brittany Trinite

Brittany Trinité is a musician and in training to become a board certified music therapist (MT-BC). She attended Southwestern University for her Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication and Music and graduated in 2011. She has pursued independent study to fulfill supplemental coursework for music therapy certification and enjoys researching music therapy's relation to behavior, physical and emotional pain management, and how music works in the brain in general. Brittany produces and performs in shows, such as "Drag me to the Opera", her variety show in collaboration with the Austin International Drag Foundation. She enjoys swimming, hiking, fantasy stories, and writing. Brittany hopes to one day contribute to Alzheimer's research. 

"Music Smiles" is a concert to benefit the American Music Therapy Association featuring local artists performing songs that bring joy and inspire smiles. The concert will be held at the chapel of First United Methodist Church at 1201 Lavaca in Austin, TX at 7pm on Saturday, May 2, 2015. Tickets are available for purchase by donation through BELTA and at the door on May 2 for $10 for adults and $7 for students and military.

Proceeds will benefit the artists and the American Music Therapy Association! The goal for this project is $2,000 with the first $1,000 to cover production costs and the second $1,000 to donate to the American Music Therapy Association, in addition to concert proceeds and donations. Donations are tax deductible as long as they are motivated by donative intent.

Music therapy, according to the American Music Therapy Association, is "an established health profession in which music is used within a therapeutic relationship to address physical, emotional, cognitive, and social needs of individuals." People of all ages can benefit from music therapy as a treatment in many settings involving participating in making and listening to music. "Music Smiles" serves multiple purposes: to raise awareness of music therapy, educate, and also to provide an opportunity to musicians in the Austin area to have a professional performing engagement and work with other local musicians in that experience.

The concert is open to performers of all styles to participate in, as long as pieces performed are those that fit the theme of inspiring joy and making people smile. It is always fun to see everyone's different ideas come to life, since that is communicated through all kinds of music! For more information, please contact Brittany Trinité, producer and director of "Music Smiles" at (512)924-3672 or [email protected]. To read more about the American Music Therapy Association, please visit:


Fundraising Goal: $2,000

$50 stipend per performer [group] x15 performer [groups] = $750 to compensate performers
$100 venue rental
$50 press/concert materials (ads, fliers, programs, etc.)
$100 production costs (gas compensation for promotion, booking time, licensing fees)
$1,000 donation to the American Music Therapy Association

**Performers may opt out of their stipend to donate to the American Music Therapy Association. If there are fewer than 15 acts, the remaining designated stipend funds will be donated to AMTA.

Not comfortable donating online?  We accept donations via check as well.  Please mail donations to BELTÀ, 1712 E. Riverside Dr., Suite 25, Austin, TX 78741.  Be sure to mark "Brittany Trinite - Music Smiles" in the memo line so that your support can be routed towards this project.