Play it Forward: MusiCare Gives Back to Community
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Play it Forward: MusiCare Gives Back to Community

More than $7,500 was raised for two Lubbock organizations at a recent music concert.

Written by Kendall Rompf

Sixteen students and faculty members performed during the recital.

Sixteen students and faculty members performed during the recital.

When medical students and faculty took the stage at the Hemmle Recital Hall Monday night, they not only disproved a theory believed by many to be true for decades, they did it for a good cause.

If you’ve ever spent any time on the Internet, a classroom or in front of a TV, you’ve probably heard about the left brain vs. right brain theory. According to the theory, each side of the brain controls different types of thinking. Left-brained thinkers are believed to be more logical and masters at critical thinking, and more creative talents, like music, are reserved for right-brained thinkers.

While supporters of the theory would likely classify health care as a skill found in left brained thinkers, this is not the case with the members of the MusiCare Club. As the adaptations of musical greats like Chopin, Schumann and Beethoven filled the room, 16 students and faculty members proved they’re talented in the classroom and clinic and out.

Play It Forward, a free event with donations accepted at the door, raised more than $7,500 for Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of the South Plains and the TTUHSC Student-Run Free Clinic, which provides health care the underserved in Lubbock every Wednesday evening. The money is expected to be used to purchase medications and expand the clinic.

Check out more pictures of students and faculty playing it forward below.

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