....eighty hours of classes, ten book reports, quizzes, repertoire lists, clinical practicum, final exam, live critique of playing and singing, recording of repertoire for each patient condition, final summary. And then an internship.
As friends and family learned of my pursuit, many cringed at the thought of being in the midst of the dying, the sick, the desperate, the demented. I felt called to be there. I knew I could offer myself and my music.
The late Don Campbell's book "THE MOZART EFFECT" (Avon Books, 1997) was a required text for my classes. It popularized the notion that music enhanced much of life: intelligence, creativity, healing.
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