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.