The MI Story
Musical Intervention (MI) is the brainchild of Adam Christoferson. Using his challenging experiences in life to motivate a healing movement though the arts, Musical Intervention was born. Through his work in inpatient-psychiatric hospitals, addiction treatment programs and school systems, Adam saw the need for people to connect with a broader community in a safe and productive way.
The dream (MI Studios) was realized 15 years after its conception. It had provided a safe haven and sober creative-collaborative space two hundreds of incredibly diverse people. He has presented at international symposiums, A TedX Talk and continues to consult with agencies around the world on this beautiful and inclusive program….
We provide everything: recording, live stage, lessons, videos etc.
MI Studios is open to the public, free of charge, throughout the week thanks in part to the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services.
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Emmy Award Winning – NBC
Music Director / Facilitator
“I believe that music deserves to be heard wether you’re born with it or not.”
“Music is the universal language, it transcends all barriers.”
Founder / CEO
“I believe there is a song in everyone waiting to come out”
Hear from the people who’s lives were impacted by our program
“It made me realize I can do anything, see anything I want. I don’t have to be shy about it. It helps me express myself is so many ways. Thank you, Adam.” Fiona
“I really appreciate having the opportunity to focus on my own music but also to feel encouraged to work as a team and in a group. I was given access to professional equipment and to test what it’s like in a professional environment – to have the full experience.” Ellie
“I meet people, all different kinds of people, every age, color, creed, you name it. I think it’s really awesome because it’s better than church in a way that we all come together because we love music. So, we all enjoy something and it’s something tangible … It’s something that brings us all together so it’s a community like that. It bypasses all that stuff. You’re just there because it’s your spirit. That’s most important.” MI Participant
“Musical Intervention says people are creative whether they are homeless, have a mental illness, or another dis-ability, or not; that music is a special language which is not so much therapeutic as life-giving; and that people with talent should be recognized and remunerated, when possible, for the creative work they do. Adam Christoferson and company, located in a storefront wedged into a parking garage in the small city of New Haven, have a great idea.” Michael Rowe, PhD Professor; Co-Director, Program for Recovery and Community Health; Principal Investigator, CMHC Citizenship Project