Erica Smith: Harmonies for Healing

“What if you helped people who really need it?” a quote by Alan Harrison, a leader in the nonprofit sector, really struck a cord with Erica so much so that she, in conjunction with Professor Freer, decided to create a project together. This involved curating and recording a playlist of chamber music for hospice and palliative care patients in Rochester. From there, the playlists were uploaded to 5 portable music players that would be distributed to three different care facilities. Her mission was to reach audiences of all socio-demographic backgrounds and connect Eastman to the various local healthcare institutions. Finally, she sent out a qualitative survey to access the impact of her project.