About

Accorda Music-Thanatology Institute is exempt from federal income tax under Internal Revenue Code (IRC) Section 501(c)(3). Donors can deduct contributions they make to Accorda to the full extent allowed by law under IRC Section 170.

Our Mission 

To provide education, training, and formation for those who are called to the work of music-thanatology and for all who seek to transform palliative and end of life care in the world. 

Our Purpose

Music-thanatology is a much sought-after service in end-of-life care. Knowing that our professional field is only as vital as our training programs, Accorda seeks to ensure that there will be well-trained professionals to fill positions seeking to employ music-thanatologists. 

By training music-thanatologists who can provide the transformative service of prescriptively delivered harp and vocal music, we will help transform the palliative care and end-of-life experience for patients, their loved ones, and the communities that support them.

Our Vision

The way people die, and the end-of-life experience of patients, their families, communities, and society has changed for the better because enough professional, certified music-thanatologists are available to provide support and comfort for anyone who wants this service.

Our Values

Accorda Music-Thanatology Institute is a principle and value-centered organization that strives for excellence in end-of-life care. As such we value:

·   Dignity – respect for all persons

·   Compassion – showing non-judgmental kindness to all people

·   Integrity – doing what is right to the best of our abilities in every situation

·   Professionalism – confidentiality, and reliability

·   Willingness to risk and to grow – always striving to improve as individuals as an organization.