THE HEALING POWER OF MUSIC AT CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL OF PHILADELPHIA

Amy Troyano (L),  Dr. William Carr,  Steve Campitelli, Gregory DiBona and Bob Rinaldi (R).

As the summer nears its end, it is nice to reflect on some of the highlights of the past few months. In that spirit, we are pleased to share some memories of the wonderful collaboration between the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) Music Therapy Department, Immaculata University and Jacobs Music on June 9 -12 of this year. All events took place on the beautiful campus of Immaculata University, an All-Steinway School since 2012.

The photograph shown above was taken at a wonderful concert featuring Steinway Artist and Chair of the Music Department at Immaculata University Dr. William Carr (center) and members of Immaculata University’s applied music faculty Steve Campitelli (2nd from left) and Gregory DiBona (2nd from right) who are shown above with Amy Troyano, Manager for the Creative Arts Therapy program and music therapist at CHOP and Bob Rinaldi, Senior Vice President of Jacobs Music.

The following evening showcased the “Friends of CHOP.” In performance were music therapists, doctors, nurses, volunteers, administrators, former patients and their siblings.

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Throughout the weekend there were “children helping children” Perform-a-thons where young musicians and their teachers raised funds for both the Music Therapy Department and the Friedreich’s Ataxia Fund at CHOP totaling over $5,000 with more coming in long after the event’s completion.

We at Jacobs Music are grateful to our many partners in this effort and so happy to have participated in support of Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. We will seek more and more opportunities to do so!