We are excited to announce that Rachel Dubretsky, Bachelor of Music (Performance), has been awarded a 2017 Harris Fellowship. Rachel received the $3,000 funding to enable her to perform series of small concerts for music therapy patients. The project is a collaboration with a music therapy organisation and her existing music ensemble, Ensemble MUSE.
The Harris Fellows are funded by the Harold and Gwenneth Harris Endowment for Medical Humanities. This year’s fellowship was open to all University of Sydney students in any faculty, at either undergraduate or postgraduate level, and for any project where the creative arts intersect with health and the humanities. Ten applicants from a high-quality pool of 36 were awarded.
Other recipients include Stephanie Mantilla (FASS), Anna Maria D’Addario (SCA), Kathryn Doherty (Nursing), Rachel Famularo (Nursing), Isabel Hanson (SMS), Aran Kanagaratnam & Akhil Bansal (SMS), Kirsten Carlaw (SMS), Merrilla Babu John (SMS) and Benjamin Stewart (SMS).
Project topics ranged widely from developing a series of podcasts on ‘The Art of Medicine’ to creating a photography collection reflecting the rural nurse experience.
The project results will be presented in a half-day symposium late in 2018.