IU Music Therapy Students Visit Jamaica for Service Learning Project
Immaculata assistant professor in Music Therapy, Dr. Lillian Eyre, will lead a group of graduate students from Immaculata University´s Music Therapy Program to participate in the Jamaica Field Service Project from May 26 to June 5, 2011. Rachel Sacksteder of Dayton, OH, Andrew Ghrayeb of Downingtown, PA, and Rose Kern of Scottsbluff, NE, will be volunteering to work in area care centers in Jamaica, sharing their love of music with local children and adults.
The Jamaica Field Service Project is an accredited study abroad program with the State University of New York and is open to university students from across the U.S. While on the trip, students explore the country and have the opportunity to experience traditional Jamaican music, with a strong emphasis on the Afro-Caribbean drumming, dancing, and singing that is such a large part of life in the West Indies. Under guidance from board certified music therapists, students will provide music therapy to children and adults.
For more information on the Music Therapy Program or the Music Department, please contact 610-647-4400, ext. 3453. For more information on the Jamaica Field Service Project, visit www.jafieldservice.com.
Immaculata University, a Catholic, coeducation institution, is located 20 miles west of Philadelphia, south of the intersection of routes 30 and 352, between Paoli and Exton.
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