It’s not common to think about the performing arts when you think about the end of life. Enter music-thanatology, a little known field where trained, accredited practitioners play harp music and sing in medical settings for terminal patients. Listen as I explored with Jennifer just how powerful sound is. This is the first of a two-part episode of my conversation with her.

Episode transcript:  Coming soon!

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Jennifer Hollis with her harp

Jennifer built her own harp in 1996. It’s a 31-string Gothic harp.

  • Beyond pharmaceuticals; music as medical care
  • The business of music-thanatology
  • How Jennifer finds purpose in her work 

Related links:

More about Jennifer
Jennifer plays “Come by the Hills”
Learn more about Harps of Comfort
Tour Jennifer’s harp by Instagram video

Listen to part two of my conversation with Jennifer.

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