UNO alumna and Millard North Music Teacher Debbie Martinez recently
Martinez holds a Bachelor of Music Education from UNO and recently conducted members of the Millard North High School Orchestra, mentored by UNO School of Music students, came together to perform at the UNMC Durham Outpatient Center
The performance culminated from a semester long service-learning project, "Sound Health; Bringing Music to Medicine".
The mission of "Sound Health" is to enrich the healthcare environment for patients, families, health care providers and staff through live music while providing music students with an opportunity for service learning and professional performing experience. The goals of Sound Health are to contribute to a healing environment; to give music students service learning opportunities; and to break down the "fourth wall" barriers, connecting musicians to their audiences.
Sound Health began in 2009 when Dr. Mary Perkinson, Coordinator of String Studies at UNO's School of Music, experienced first-hand the calming effects of live music through the Cleveland Clinic's Performing Arts Program.
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