AUSA’s Army Matters Podcast

Family Voices: Finding Happiness and Connection Through Music

March 21, 2022

"...If you live without passion, you can go through life without leaving any footprints." - Betty White. Hear how 3 Army spouses are leaving their footprints through their passion for music. Heidi Ackerman and Deidra Lee Stubbs, members of the American Military Spouses Choir share how music has connected military families and brought healing and happiness through their choral performances. Victoria McAdoo wraps up the episode sharing her experience writing Lima Oscar Victor Echo with Operation Song and her inspiration behind the song. To learn more please check out their websites linked in the resource section below. 

 

Recommendations for future topics are welcome via email at podcast@ausa.org

 

  • Host: Holly Dailey, AUSA’s Director of Family Readiness

 

  • Guests: 
  • Maria McConville, Spouse of the Chief of Staff of the Army
  • Alexandra Grinston, Spouse of the Sergeant Major of the Army
  • Heidi Ackerman, American Military Spouses Choir Director
  • Deidra Lee Stubbs, American Military Spouses Choir Member
  • Victoria McAdoo, Lima Oscar Victor Echo Songwriter 

 

Resources: 

 

Center for American Military Music and Opportunities (CAMMO)

Website: https://www.cammomusic.org/

 

Operation Song

Website: https://www.operationsong.org/

 

 

Social Media Platforms:

 

Center for American Military Music and Opportunities (CAMMO)

Twitter: @cammo_music 

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cammomusic/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cammomusic

 

American Military Spouse Choir (AMSC)

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/americanmilitaryspouseschoir/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AmericanMilitarySpousesChoir

 

Operation Song

Twitter: @operationsong

Instagram: @operationsong

Facebook: @OperationSong

 

 

Music Credits:

 

American Military Spouses Choir, “Fleet Week Follies: Digital Edition,” Bitta Mostofi, Anna Chlumsky, Waterwell Productions, Inc., 23 May 2020, New York City, video, 7:29, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HkCGUKx0N8s.

 

Dell Ramsdell, vocalist, Victoria Vanderberg and Cindy Morgan, writers, “Lima Oscar Victor Echo (LOVE),” Operation Song, 2020, music video, 3:08, https://subsplash.com/operationsong/media/mi/+ssrhdz4.

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