Catharine DeLong, CM-Th

Harp Instructor | Salt Lake City, UT

Catharine DeLong is a certified music thanatologist, hospice chaplain, and end-of-life educator based in Salt Lake City. She certified through the Chalice of Repose Project in 2014, and Music Thanatology Association International in2019. Catharine is a 2019 graduate and ordained minister affiliated with the One Spirit Interfaith Seminary. She began harp studies at the age of eleven, and has worked as as a freelance musician most of her life. She represented premier harp maker Lyon & Healy Harps in the showroom and at trade shows globally from 2002-2008, and is a registered Suzuki harp teacher. She shares “Music as Medicine at the End of Life,” as a core faculty member of the Art of Dying Institute in Manhattan. She offers “Making Friends with Death,” a course with California Institute of Human Science. Catharine composed and performed the original score for EPIPHANY, a short film released in 2023 by the Colors in Motion audio visual group. Her 2021 video performance at the edge the shrinking Great Salt Lake brings awareness to climate thanatology.

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