Challenge America Music Opportunities equips veterans with the tools they need to cope with the trauma of their military experience.

Designed specifically for veterans who struggle with post-traumatic stress and/or traumatic brain injury, each participant receives three days of expert-led music therapy, a high quality acoustic guitar, and access to our exclusive online networking tools as well as our growing library of free video tutorials on guitar, songwriting, and mindfulness. We provide these services to veterans for free. This is just one of the ways Challenge America works to realize its vision that all service members, veterans and their families have access to the resources they need to live productive, dignified lives.

Nashville Retreat

Witness the healing power of music therapy for yourself with the short but moving video from our Nashville retreat.

Cleveland Retreat

Listen as Jeff recounts his experiences during our music therapy retreat in Cleveland and the healing he continues to experience through music.

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Veteran Music Therapy Retreat in Lake George, Colorado
Oct 4-6, 2019

The retreat will kick off with a welcome dinner on Friday, Oct 4th at 5pm and then features two full days of music therapy sessions 9am-5pm on Saturday, Oct 5th and Sunday, Oct 6th, as well as an optional fun day on Monday, Oct 7th. 

Led by board-certified music therapist, Susan Bock, this program is designed specifically for veterans struggling with post-traumatic stress and/or traumatic brain injury. 

The application deadline to participate has now passed. Fill out the form below to be put on a wait list for future programs.


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Continuing Music Therapy Education Course: Music Therapy for Veterans

Oct 3-6, 2019
Lake George, CO
This four-day course will train students in the music therapy techniques associated with treating veterans diagnosed with post-traumatic stress and/or traumatic brain injury. Designed and taught by a board-certified Music Therapist, the course includes two days of music therapy training as well as two days of participant observation during a live music therapy retreat for veterans.

Open to board certified music therapists.


Give a Veteran the Healing Gift of Music

Consider donating a guitar to a veteran with post-traumatic stress and making a direct and lasting impact on their life.