In 2008 the San Diego community lost a loving and caring young musician named Ariana Miller to congenital heart disease. Her passionate love of music and its healing effect lives on through Resounding Joy’s Ariana Miller Music with Heart Program, providing music therapy to local children suffering from heart disease and other serious illnesses. Resounding Joy, a registered 501(c)3 charitable organization, uses therapeutic and recreational music programs to improve the social, emotional, physical, and spiritual well-being of individuals and communities. To date, the Music with Heart Program has provided no-cost music therapy to over 1,500 children, primarily at Rady Children’s Hospital in San Diego.

Resounding Joy’s annual benefit concert, Heart of a Child, has become the premier showcase of the best young musical talent in San Diego. The concert features a diverse array of talented vocalists and instrumentalists. Previous performers have appeared on network television shows, performed at Carnegie Hall, and won national competitions. Past concerts have been hosted by nationally and locally known celebrities. This year’s concert will be hosted by San Diego television personality Pat Brown and network television director Hal Grant. Last year’s concert raised nearly $80,000, allowing for continued full-time music therapy at Rady.

The 7th Annual Heart of a Child benefit concert will be held Saturday, April 28, 2018 at Irwin M Jacobs Qualcomm Hall in San Diego. Food trucks will be onsite at 5 p.m. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. for refreshments and the silent auction, followed by the concert at 7 p.m. Tickets start at just $25. All proceeds will go to support the Ariana Miller Music with Heart Program.

For more information and tickets go to: https://resoundingjoyinc.org/event/7th-annual-heart-child-concert/