Music Therapy Course Culminates in Festive Holiday Performance for Students

therapy performanceOn December 3, 2015, students in the Guitar for Music Therapy course performed a concert of Christmas music to help boost student morale as they prepared for finals. The concert took place in the Gumberg Library and has become an annual tradition providing festive music, while doubling as a final for the students enrolled in the course.

Music therapists provide others with musical experiences for the purpose of improving health and well-being. Guitar for Music Therapy, taught by Professor Bill Purse, is a course that embraces that value and instills students with educational experience working as both a performer and a music therapist in a real-life situation.

This year, the ensemble consisted of Jason Hoffmann on upright bass, as well as Professor Bill Purse, Ben Meyers, Denne Alexandria, Colleen Didur, Marissa Eynon, Keana Knight, and Gabriella Salopek on guitar.

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Founded in 1878, Duquesne is consistently ranked among the nation's top Catholic universities for its award-winning faculty and horizon-expanding education. A campus of nearly 9,500 graduate and undergraduate students, Duquesne prepares students by having them work alongside faculty to discover and reach their goals. The University's academic programs, community service, and commitment to equity and opportunity in the Pittsburgh region have earned national acclaim. 

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