Atlanta Symphony Cellist Performs for NICU Babies

A hospital neo-natal intensive care unit (NICU).(Photo: David Quitoriano (Creative Commons/Flickr))
A hospital neo-natal intensive care unit (NICU).(Photo: David Quitoriano (Creative Commons/Flickr))

You might say the audience for a recent performance by an Atlanta Symphony Orchestra cellist was small.

Very small.

Cellist Jennifer Humphreys recently played in the hallway outside the neo-natal intensive care unit (NICU) at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Scottish Rite Hospital, aiming to send some of what she calls “the healing power of music” on a cloud of beautiful sound to the unit’s tiny patients, according to My Fox Atlanta.

The same report also said that two medical studies have shown that classical music can bring certain health benefits – including lower heart rates, calmer breathing, and better sleep – to NICU babies.

Watch video of Humphreys’ NICU performance and read more: Performer Offers Incredible Music for NICU Newborns (MFA)

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