Music in end of life care: an interview with Dr. Amy Clements-Cortes

How do you say goodbye to a loved one when you are dying? How can music help a person at the end of their life feel a sense of peace and resolution? Dr. Amy Clements-Cortes, a board certified music therapist practicing and teaching in Canada, shares moving stories about her clients and songs written together in the final stages of their lives. She also talks about one of her recent CDs, Relaxation Journeys, and the inspiration behind how she created it. To order copies of her recordings or contact her, visit

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Welcome to The Sound Effect, a talk and music show hosted by Dr. Sangeeta Swamy exploring how music and sound affect our physical, psychological, spiritual and emotional lives. Beginning June 11, 2012, tune in live every Tuesday from 6-6:30 pm, EST on WCOM, 103.5 FM in Carrboro and Chapel Hill, North Carolina, or stream online  to hear interviews with local and national experts, stories of healing, the latest research, personal reflections and tips on how to use music to empower your life. Airing on community radio, the Sound Effect is an educational program designed for the general public and is free of traditional advertising and commercials. However, if you would like to be an underwriter for the show, click here to find out more information.