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Healing Power of Music

The healing power of music has been proven in numerous scientific studies. A young music student used his talent to pay tribute to the Marathon bombing victims and help them heal.

Dina Kraft, Associate Program Coordinator for the Media Innovation Graduate program, and Martha Bebinger, WBUR Reporter, produced a story for WBUR Boston about young composer, Jacob Harris, 22, who wrote, “Elegy for The Boston Marathon Bombing.” Harris, a high-school friend of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, wrote the piece as a way to help heal bombing victims and those affected by the tragedy.

The story, “Former Tsarnaev Classmate Composes Elegy For Bombing Victims,” aired June 24. Harris, who lives in Cambridge, is Kraft’s neighbor.

Listen to the interview and Harris’s composition.