Music Is . . . Therapy!

To paraphrase Aldoux Husley, music says the unsayable and music therapy can be an effective way to mitigate some of the effects of hospitalization. Several of PSO's musicians participate in sessions locally.

According to CEO Melia Tourangeau's Jan. 18 E-Newsletter, Jennifer Steele, Flute, joined music therapist Kory Antonacci to perform bedside visits for patients in several rooms at UPMC Children’s Hospital. Bedside visits are a central part of the PSO’s Music & Wellness program and enhance both clinical and socioemotional outcomes for these young patients.