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Symphony Aims to Use Music to Improve Health
01/20/2014 10:54 AM ET  

The Portland Symphony Orchestra launched the Music & Wellness program last year in partnership with the New England Rehabilitation Hospital of Portland.

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) _ The Portland Symphony Orchestra has received a grant for a second consecutive year to fund its Music & Wellness program.

The orchestra is one of 23 across the country selected by the League of American Orchestras to receive a 2013-14 Getty Education and Community Investment Grant.

This year, $443,000 was awarded, and the Portland symphony received $15,000.

The Music & Wellness program was launched last year in partnership with the New England Rehabilitation Hospital of Portland. PSO Executive Director Lisa Dixon said the goal is to ``prove the healing process and reduce stress levels of hospital patients, employees, and patients' visiting families.''




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