Mindful Music Moments

Imagine an entire school – students, teachers, and administrators – taking time each morning to turn inward together, and listen to a brief mindfulness prompt and world-class music.

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The Well's programs combine best practices in arts and wellness and are designed in partnership with those they serve. How do we create our programs? In partnership with others and especially those we serve.

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The Hope Commission

The Hope Commission is a collaborative musical commission, composed by Cincinnati-based composer and educator Sonia Ivette Morales-Matos, for The Well's Mindful Music Moments program. Inspired by the journeys of Little Amal and refugees around the world.

The commission began by a visit to Refugee Connect's World Day Cup where Sonia and staff of The Well and Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra engaged with refugee families. 

Sonia's music was inspired by asking local refugee families and folks about their journeys, what gives them hope, and what reminds them of home.

Sonia Morales-Matos talks with a smiling young girl with face paint

Sonia at World Day Cup

A young man and young boy drumming with their hands

Making music at World Day Cup

People walking with flags of nations around the world

Parade of Flags at World Day Cup

Who is Little Amal?

Little Amal is a 12-foot puppet of a 10-year-old Syrian refugee girl who has traveled across 13 countries meeting more than a million people, and watched by tens of millions more online.

In Fall 2023, Little Amal journeyed 6,000 miles across the United States in one of the largest free public festivals ever created. 35 towns and cities from Boston to San Diego and 1,000+ artists and arts organizations will create 100+ events to welcome her. Amal’s journeys of art and hope celebrate the rich stories of refugees, immigrants, and displaced people, and the communities that welcome them. Everyone is welcome to walk with Amal.

The Well is thrilled to welcome Little Amal with open arms and hearts to the US and Cincinnati on September 22, 2023 with a newly commissioned piece of music composed by Sonia Morales-Matos and performed by the Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra for Mindful Music Moments!


Composer Sonia Ivette Morales-Matos

Thanks to our collaborators at Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra!

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A woman holding a cardboard sign that says

Adriana Prieto Quintero welcomes Little Amal.

A 12-foot tall puppet crosses a bridge, holding hands with the mayor.

Little Amal crosses the Ohio River with Cincinnati mayor Aftab Pureval.

A 12-foot tall puppet sitting with a blanket over her legs. An orchestra plays in the background

Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra plays a lullaby for Little Amal.

Watch more Little Amal Videos Here

Little Amal's journey and Sonia's new music even inspired educators from Wilson Elementary– a Mindful Music Moments school in Cincinnati–to journey to Chattanooga, Tennessee to visit Little Amal!

Read about their journey here


The Well's Mindful Music Moments partners with world-class performing arts organizations to bring you daily mindfulness combined with orchestral, world, jazz, and new music. 

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