Helping people face, navigate, and overcome life's challenges using clinically based practices of music therapy and expressive arts therapy.


On the Horizon

We're always busy at A Place To Be! Come out to one of our productions and see what we're all about. There is never a dull moment for us- we would love to show you the power of Music and Expressive Arts Therapies. 


Keeping it Real

Our latest show, "One Second of Grace", wove a story that brought to light many of the problems that young people face today in what was both an emotionally jarring, yet sensitive. A Place To Be was proud to work with so many talented and inspirational teens to create an authentic production that emphasizes the importance of love and empathy in a rapidly changing, and sometimes overwhelming world. 


Community News

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NBC 4 News Feature on Forrest Allen and Tom Sweitzer

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Loudoun Times Mirror Feature on 

With the help of the production team of "Music Got Me Here", Tom and Forrest's journey continues to inspire others with the power of perseverance, faith, and family. Check out some of the news outlets covering their incredible story. Be sure to visit the official "Music Got Me Here" website below to stay updated on the film!

Featured at The Kennedy Center

A Place To Be was honored to be a part of this unique scientific and musical weekend at the Kennedy Center. The Symposium, as a part of The Venue's "Sound Health: Music and the Mind" initiative, featured several presentations by world renowned Health Professionals and Music Performers alike, including the Director of the NIH Francis Collins and Soprano Renee Fleming. Our very own Tom Sweitzer, along with Forrest Allen and our Stroke Choir were invited to participate in the weekend's events to provide valuable insight into the world of Therapy and recovery through music. Here are articles highlighting this monumental event:

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The Soprano and the Scientist: A Conversation about Music and Medicine

by Robert Siegel, NPR

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In Washington, an alliance between symphonies and scientists

Lev Facher, STAT News


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A Place to Be is supported and made possible by the following grants and partners: (2016-2017)

All professional photography by Sharon Hallman

Programming Icons by Caroline Elgin