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Sister Patricia St. John, CSJ, To Present Paper This Summer in Greece
Sister of St. Joseph of Carondelet Patricia St. John, Ph.D. recently received notice that her intergenerational study involving sisters with memory loss (which she conducted last spring) was accepted for a paper presentation at the Early Childhood Music Education International Seminar in Corfu, Greece, July 9-13, 2012. The paper, entitled Unforgettable: Musical Memories with Infants and Seniors, was accepted also for a poster presentation at the International Society of Music Education World Conference in Thessoloniki, Greece, July 15-20.
Sister Patricia worked with the nursing staff, psychologist, administration and Provincial House Community Life Team to coordinate this seven-week study.
In Sister Patricia’s words, “It was quite a learning experience—unforgettable as a matter of fact ... and it was so interesting that I should receive this message on the day of Sister Jane Mary Dardis’ wake. Sister Jane Mary was part of the original intergenerational study which took place in 2007. I presented that paper in Rome, Italy, in 2008, and cited that published article in the literature review to frame this new study with its added dimension of memory loss.”
Sister Patricia received a bachelor's degree in music from The College of Saint Rose, a master's degree in music from Syracuse University and a doctorate in music education from Columbia University. She is presently executive director of the Carondelet Music Center in Latham, NY, and is an adjunct professor of music at Columbia University.
Congratulations, Sister Patricia!
Sister of St. Joseph of Carondelet Jane Mary Dardis is pictured participating in the intergenerational program at Carondelet Music Center in Latham. Sister Jane Mary died February 15, 2012; her wake was held on the very day that Sister Patricia received word of her paper being selected for presentation at the two conferences in Greece.