Swan Songs is an Austin, Texas based non-profit that fulfills musical wishes at the end of life by organizing private concerts for individuals with a terminal illness. At their request, a favorite style of music or local musician is brought directly to the home or healthcare facility. The concert allows patient, family and friends to focus beyond the illness and come together through the medium of music.
When someone is nearing the end of their life and music might bring comfort and inspiration to them, usually they can no longer leave their home to hear a live performance. Swan Songs organizes a private concert tailored to their specific musical request. Concerts are available for patients in a non-curative phase of care in the central Texas area, whether they are in a hospital, hospice facility or at home. Usually the request comes from a family member, friend, physician, social worker, spiritual advisor or hospice care provider. Requests can be for a specific local musician or simply a certain style of music. Swan Songs works diligently to match the request with the appropriate musician(s).