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University of Creation Spirituality
Doctor of Ministry Degree/Certificate Program

May 2004 Intensive
May 23-28 2004 NY

Art as Meditation: Healing the Soul With and through Music- # 61045

Instructor: Jackie Hairston

Faculty Bio: Jackie is an accomplished pianist/composer and illustrator of the sacred/secular connection in music. She has a B.A. from Howard University and an M.A. from Columbia University. Jackie is former head of the music department at Merritt College, Oakland, CA. Jackie is an internationally known composer and arranger of Gospel, jazz and Broadway show tunes. She received a Certificate of Honor from the San Francisco Board of Supervisors for her work with youth.

Course Description: The basic principles of music associated with healing can be traced back to the ancient world. The values of music may be found in the writings of the Greeks, Egyptians, Persians, Hindus, Chinese and other learned nations of antiquity. It was, and still is, a part of the religious ceremonies of indigenous peoples throughout the world. The topics listed in the Course Outline will survey and utilize numerous offerings from various publications devoted to the same theme: the healing nature of music.

Learning Objectives:

  1. To discover great music that helps one draw upon its powerful, integrating currents, so that one's life can find deeper creative attunement with the healing reservoirs of sound and light that direct the universe.
  2. To produce and direct sacred sound through our energy centers (chakras) to the physical body, so that balance occurs, energizing our entire energy system.
  3. To consciously align oneself to the wisdom of the heart through the wide world of music.
  4. To literally heal and transform one's soul through a variety of music, sounds, tones, etc.
Course Outline:


A. Exploring Earlier Cultures' relationship with/to music
B. Music and You - A Closer Relationship (Healing Energies of Music)


Music's Power to Heal: Mystery and Common Sense (The Sound of Healing)


The Power Within: Maintaining Health Through the Voice (Healing Forces of Music)


Sound's Healing Powers: Sounds for Meditation (The Book of Sound Therapy)


Melody: The Heart and Soul of Music (Sounding the Inner Landscape)


Healing Powers of Breath, Tone and Music (The Roar of Silence)


Transformation through Music and Word (Sacred Sounds)

** The intent of this class is to be totally interactive and participatory with guaranteed benefits for raising the vibratory level of the soul.

Class Size: 15 students

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