Learn about an initiative to provide hospice patients with songs written specifically for them about their lives and stories.
My guest Emily Cavanagh is a singer/songwriter based in New York City who performs in places like New York, Chicago and Dublin. She has made a career for herself as a singer at the intersection of music and service as she brings music to marginalized communities. She is the founder of the music initiative A Song for You, which features local, touring, and Grammy Award-winning songwriters who compose and perform original personalized songs for hospice patients and their families. She will discuss the inspiration behind A Song for You and how this work has benefitted both the recipients and the creators of these special songs. Learn more at her websites:
This episode includes:
- How Emily got started in social work, activism and music
- What inspired her to create A Song for You
- The first song Emily wrote for a patient
- How she writes songs for total strangers
- How A Song for You has grown over time
- The process for applying to have a song written for someone
- How patients, families and songwriters have benefitted from sharing this special music
- How to support A Song for You and its mission
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