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Student Maryiah Winding Makes Waves

Soon-to-be-senior at SAIC, Maryiah Winding (BFA 2017), was recently featured on two Chicago radio programs. Winding is working on developing a rap therapy program to encourage youth to work through their traumas with music.

Winding spoke with WBEZ earlier in June, appearing on the Morning Shift in a segment called “Music Therapy Is A Thing, So Why Not Rap Therapy?” She was also a recent guest on Vocalo, Chicago’s Urban Music Alternative channel that airs on 91.1 FM. If you didn’t catch them live, both segments are available to stream online from WBEZ and Vocalo.

In August, Winding was also profiled by NBC News in a piece titled "Rhyme Remedies: Young Chicago Artist Finds Healing in Rap."  NBC spoke with SAIC faculty member Steve Mullen (Art and Technology Studies, Liberal Arts) about Winding's work building a rap therapy program for Chicago Public Schools students.