Dr. Carolyn Kenny celebration of life March 27, 2018


Music therapy communities in BC, Canada, and across the world lost a beloved music therapy pioneer on October 15, 2017. Dr. Carolyn Bereznak Kenny passed away peacefully in Santa Barbara surrounded by her loving family. She had been in ill health for 15 months with a cancer diagnosis while living in Vancouver and had moved to a hospice in Santa Barbara in August to be near her daughter and granddaughters.

We have confirmed a date and location for the celebration of life honouring Dr. Carolyn Kenny.

Date: Tuesday March 27
Time: 6:30 pm Doors open
7:00 – 9:00 pm Program and Socializing
Location: First Nations House of Learning Sty Wet Tan Hall at UBC

The evening will be a sharing of story, poetry, music, memories and beauty. Carolyn’s daughter, Shannon, and Shannon’s two daughters will be here. All of Carolyn’s communities will be invited: music therapy, Indigenous, research, and academia, friends, former students, and anyone who has been touched and inspired by Carolyn’s writings and by who she was.

Please plan to join us. In order for us to determine the number of attendees, please register online by Friday, March 23, 2018 at Eventbrite site.

Thank you.

Sue Baines
Susan Summers

Carolyn had developed the first music therapy program at this hospice ten years ago, and with her daughter, Shannon, established a donation fund in her name to ensure that music therapy services are ongoing. At last count, mover $6,000 had been raised. Donations can be made to: http://www.vnhcsb.org/carolynkenny/

Please visit our “In Memoriam” page to read the complete article.


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