Celtic Harp Music-Thanatologist
Contribution to the Show
You can hear her wonderful Harp, playing The Garton Mother's Song from her album Rosa Mystica, as bed music to the Alexander Carmichael piece as well as Longing from the same album during our story in our Spring Holiday Special show for 2012, SP28. You can also hear her enchanting Ma Navu from her album Rosa Mystica in our Episode 40, Betrayal in the Nursery. You can also hear her evocative track Longing in our Episode 42, A Mother's Worry, A Mother's Pride.
Therese Schroeder-Sheker is a musician, educator, clinician, and academic dean of the School of Music-Thanatology, which was housed at St. Patrick Hospital in Missoula, Montana from 1992 to 2002.
Schroeder-Sheker, using voice and harp, works as a music-thanatologist, a relatively new discipline, where the practitioner works with those who are actively dying (24–48 hours) or have received a terminal diagnosis with a life expectancy of less than six months.
The goals of music-thanatology include reduction of physical as well as emotional pain, creation of a supportive environment while dying, helping the patient become more conscious of their own death process, and changing the approach to death within established structures (hospices, hospitals, etc). Schroeder-Sheker was honored by the New York Open Center in 1997 for her "Music Thanatology".
Her music has been used in documentaries and released commercially. [wiki]
Theresa has 3 albums, 2 tapes, and a DVD available.
© All non-original items about Theresa Schroeder-Sheker on this page are copyright Theresa Schroeder-Sheker 2012
Last Updated: November 2, 2015