Arts & Culture

Friends of UK School of Music to Celebrate Arts in HealthCare


LEXINGTON, Ky. (Nov. 9, 2011) - The Friends of the University of Kentucky School of Music will commemorate "Arts + Health Month" this November with a "Musical Sunday Salon." The public is invited to join in the celebration and enjoy an afternoon of entertainment, refreshments and a self-guided tour of UK Albert B. Chandler Hospital's Arts in HealthCare program. Festivities begin at 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 13, in the UK Albert B. Chandler Hospital Auditorium.

As part of "Musical Sunday Salon," Lori Gooding, director of UK’s new music therapy master's degree program, will illustrate the significant role music plays in our lives. The program will also include performances by pianist Tedrin Blair Lindsay, a lecturer and vocal coach at UK, and violinist Jessica Miskelly, a graduate student from Kingsville, Md.

The UK Arts in HealthCare program highlights local, national and international artists' art in multiple forms and various initiatives to enhance the hospital's healing environment. Many of the visual art pieces throughout the hospital are chosen to represent a "Uniquely Kentucky" theme. The performing arts element of the program is organized under the Lucille Caudill Little Performing Arts in HealthCare Program and brings performances by renowned artists and UK School of Music faculty and students to the 300-seat auditorium. The Lucille Caudill Little Performing Arts in HealthCare Program also supports, through the UK School of Music, what will be the state's only music therapy graduate degree program in Kentucky.

Tickets for "Musical Sunday Salon" are $50 per person, with proceeds benefiting the UK School of Music. Checks can be mailed to: UK Friends of Music, 201 Cambridge Lane, Nicholasville, Ky., 40356. People can also pay at the door.

Arts in health care is a diverse, multidisciplinary field dedicated to transforming the health care experience by connecting people with the power of the arts at key moments of their lives. "Arts + Health Month" is an opportunity to celebrate the positive impact that the integration of the arts -- including literary, performing, and visual arts and design -- makes into the health care environment.

The Friends of UK School of Music is dedicated to providing resources to the UK School of Music in its pursuit of excellence in both the performance and study of music. The organization contributes to the school's scholarships as well as provides funds to its students and faculty to participate in musical conferences, festivals and performances across the U.S. and around the world.

The Friends of Music hosts several salons each year, often in private homes. The salons feature a variety of music from faculty and students. All proceeds are donated to the UK School of Music at the UK College of Fine Arts.

For more information on the "Musical Sunday Salon" or Friends of the UK School of Music, call (859) 552-5551.

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