On March 27, 2012, the Women’s Program at Citra hosted Phoenix House Idol, with clients/participants competing for the opportunity to record their original material through the Phoenix Rising Music Program, created by Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter Kara DioGuardi. The creative arts therapy program encourages clients to express themselves through music. Participation in the creative arts has been proven to increase self-esteem, reduce anxiety and depression, and aid in the recovery process. Judges Craig Lamb (“Jackson”) and Jillian Connelly (“J-Lo”) critiqued the performances and the audience voted. The title of Phoenix House Women’s Program Idol was awarded to Tracy. As Tracy sang her original song, Living Free, a hush fell over the crowd. Phoenix House staff will now assist Tracy as she records her song with her own guitar arrangement. Congratulations Tracy!
Dim the Lights! Phoenix House Citra Awards their American Idol – Tracy!
Thursday, April 12th, 2012