Mission Statement: The Global Music Project endeavors to transform lives by creating cultural collaborations that reflect the music of communities with whom we work and build sustainable music therapy programs throughout the world.
Michael Ricucci is the founder and director of Terra Rising Films. Over the past five years, Michael has traveled extensively through the United States filming a feature length documentary about the science and healing power of music as seen through music therapy with a team of dedicated filmmakers. Through Terra Rising, Michael created an instrument donation program that loans assistance and support to music therapy and music education programs here in the U.S. and abroad.
Michael was traveling the United States filming a documentary about music therapy and Michael wanted to see if music therapy could be a unifying factor between cultures. In the fall of 2015, South America The Global Music Therapy Project’s first trip outside the United States. They were soon flying to Africa and the foundation of the GMTP was truly born. With more locations already scheduled in 2016, The Global Music Therapy Project is excited to continue the cultivation of music therapy programs and the exploration of ethnomusicology around the world.