Laura Jordan, of Baldwinsville, Victoria Krukowski of Cicero, Libby Joyce of South Onondaga and Mary Tolone of Mattydale, are among the first class of students in Upstate's Music for Health and Transition Program. To fulfill their certification requirements, they will play for patients at area healthcare institutions.
continued Victoria Krukowski, of Cicero, is most accustomed to playing Beethoven, Bach and Mozart in large concert halls, having played clarinet for more than three decades, most recently with the SSO. But the experience of playing for patients is most satisfying.
“This program has broadened my horizons. The instruction and the interactions we’ve had to date with patients make it clear that music, the piece you play and how you play it, are part of the healing process,” she said.
Participating in the internship portion of the program next year are Nancy Haney, of Baldwinsville, Lida Black and Mary Tolone, as well as Jordan, Joyce and Krukowski. Classes for the spring program begin in March. For more information, contact Dona Wonacott at 303-4015.