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Tue, Apr 30



Music through the end of life

Join Aditi and Jay for this 6-hour transformative course on the role of music in support of those experiencing death, dying and grief.

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Music through the end of life
Music through the end of life

Time & Location

Apr 30, 2024, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM


About the Event

What role can music play during the dying journey? What medicine can music bring to the bereaved? This 6-hour innovative and transformative course is co-taught by husband and wife team ~ musician and hospice/palliative care physician Aditi Sethi, MD and musician, certified music therapist, and hospice music therapist Jay Brown.

Open to all interested in learning more about the role music can play through dying and bereavement.

Module 1: Relationship to Music. Participants are invited to explore their relationship with music, experience with music, favorite and meaningful songs. Key themes of this module include the power of music, the impact of music on emotions and life experiences, and creation of a vigil playlist.

Module 2: Music and the Dying Journey. Participants will explore and come to more deeply understand how music can facilitate the dying journey and support the creation of legacy work. A variety of musical categories will be lifted up including the use of live and recorded music and the creation of original legacy pieces. Key themes of this module include music as medicine and music for transition.

Module 3: Music and Bereavement. In the final module, participants will explore the powerful role music plays in memory and how we honor those whose presence we miss. Participants will be invited to the release of grief the revisiting of both difficult and beautiful memories and consider the vital role music plays in our lives as we grieve/love in our journey from birth to death.

Live music is integrated into all three modules.

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