Kaitlin Barnett

Audio Engineering and Sound Design

Hope for Spring

Hope for Spring is an album written and sung by Kalin Hagedorn for her senior music therapy thesis project. It is a concept album that combines the art of songwriting and music therapy research to offer healing for adolescents with depression. Hope For Spring utilizes the iso-principle from music therapy research which is the idea that you meet people where they are at. It works by matching the music to fit the current mood/state of the listener and slowly manipulates the music to bring them to the desired state. The album starts off in a dark, winter that represents depression and slowly leads into spring which represents hope.

This album was recorded in Quonset Hut and Columbia Studio A on Music Row. The album was recorded, mixed, and mastered by myself. Rocco Fiorentino assisted with mixing.