As an alumna of Cornell University, each January I participate in the Extern Program, in which students spend a few days during their winter break shadowing a professional in a field of interest. This year I hosted a young woman who is a jazz singer. She later wrote the following to me:
I wanted to thank you for such a great experience at the Center. It helped me realize the importance of doing good for others, a friendly and dynamic work environment, and music in a career choice. I had a wonderful time learning, meeting, taping, watching, indexing, and talking with you and everyone at the Center.
Perhaps we inspired a potential new music therapist!
Yesterday the Center for the second time hosted a class from the School of Visual Arts. Dr. Rebecca Di Sunno, who teaches in the Art Therapy Department here at NYU, also teaches a class in Expressive Arts Therapies at SVA. David Marcus and I presented an introductory lecture, with many video examples of clinical work, to over 20 students. Afterwards, one student approached us to say that her younger brother had come to the Center back in the mid-90s, as a preschooler, for music therapy! He is now graduating from high school and looking into both work possibilities and college. Where does the time go?
Enjoy our reprieve from the winter cold.