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PBS NewsHour features Pacific Music Therapy

Feb 29, 2012

On Monday, February 27, PBS Newshour, a television news program seen by more than 3 million households nationwide, broadcast a segment on music therapy that featured prominently the music therapy program at the Conservatory of Music. Assistant Professor Dr. Eric Waldon was interviewed and talked eloquently about the field. Our students were also seen working with severely impaired children. The final sequence of the segment, featuring Chelsea Brown '12, is a moving tribute to the power of music therapy. A direct link to the online version of the story can be found on the PBS NewsHour wesbite.

The music therapy program at Pacific is one of the pioneering programs in the field, and offers a Bachelor of Music as well as graduate programs in music therapy. Under the direction of Dr. Feilin Hsiao the program is thriving, is in great demand among applicants, and has a stellar record of placement after graduation. The program also boasts a group of dedicated alumni, who recently contributed to the establishment of an endowment in name of beloved faculty member Audree O'Connell. These new funds will be used to provide additional opportunities for students to expand their professional experience while still in school at Pacific.