About MusikBojen
The MusikBojen Foundation works to provide music therapy to children and adolescents in need. In addition to facilitating access to music therapy as a complement to traditional therapy, MusikBojen also works for arranging music activities of various kinds.

The foundation’s co-founders are comprised of a group of people from various backgrounds:

  • Claire Rosvall – initiator and co-founder. Previously the initiator, founder and Secretary General of the Min Stora Dag Foundation.
  • Per Rosvall – co-founder. Husband of Claire Rosvall, with a background in the Swedish media industry.
  • Britt Gustaffson – co-founder. Professor and Pediatrician at The Karolinska Institute in Stockholm.
  • Christina Piehl – co-founder Vice Chairman of the Board. Was a very active fundraiser and Board of Directors’ member under Min Stora Dags first 10 years.
  • Lena Evrell – co-founder. Was the project manager for the Min Stora Dags Foundation’s 3 years study of music therapy for children at the Karolinska hospital.
  • Ingrid Hagberg-van’t Hooft – co-founder and member of MusikBojen’s Medical Expert group. Neuropsychologist/PHD at Astrid Lindgren Children’s Hospital in Stockholm
  • Martin Sandberg (Max Martin) – co-founder. Song writer and record producer
  • Peder Hammarskiöld – co-founder and X. Founder and co-owner of the law firm Hammarskiöld & Co AB. Also co-founder of the Min Stora Dag Foundation.


Why music therapy?
Music, in all its forms, holds great importance in our lives. Many children and adolescents in Sweden need extra support to heal social, physical and mental wounds, or to communicate feelings caused by difficult situations.

Some suffer from severe illness or disabilities. Others are refugees who have come to Sweden under dramatic circumstances, either with their families or completely alone. Some are orphaned, have parents in jail, or have grown up surrounded by drugs and alcohol. Many have also been, or are currently, being bullied.

Music therapy is an artistic, resource enhancing form of therapy that offers the opportunity of both communication and social interaction. Music is a powerful tool for therapeutic activities and is a language that suits many children and adolescents. Music therapy can be conducted individually as well as in groups, and research has shown that music, amongst other things, affects the brain, pulse, stress levels, immune system, well-being and our ability to collaborate. Music therapy is a professional form of treatment with an international network when it comes to education, internships and research.

Recipients of music therapy funded by the MusikBojen Foundation are children’s health clinics across Sweden; residential care homes for children and adolescents (HVB homes); as well as child and adolescent psychiatry clinics (BUP)

 Ambassadors
The foundation’s elected and appointed ambassadors play a major role in MusikBojen’s ambition to make music therapy more accessible to children and adolescents in need. MusikBojen’s ambassadors include:

  • Anne Sofie von Otter – Swedish opera singer
  • Loa Falkman – Swedish opera singer and actor
  • Martin Stenmarck – Swedish singer and voice actor
  • Nikki Amini – Swedish marketer at Universal Music Group and TV-personality
  • Hedvig Eleonora Gospel Choir – Swedish gospel choir

 

Donation
Bank Swedbank
BIC eller SWIFT : SWEDSESS
IBAN SE2280000832796935122124
Organisationsnummer: 802480-4679

Postgiro 90 06 34-7 / Bankgiro 900-6347 and Swish 9006347
We have a certified “90-account” with Sweden’s charitable donations verification service, Svensk Insamlingskontroll.

 

Contact
For more information or enquiries, please contact hej@musikbojen.org.

 

The local, an English site about Sweden, tells about MusikBojen that offers music therapy for children in need. 

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