UNCSA Music student Grace Pfleger with community members she regularly visits through Meals-on-Wheels.

Not many people have opera sung to them regularly in their living rooms. But when second-year undergraduate Music student Grace Pfleger shows up at the doorstep of some Winston-Salem residences, it’s a likely occurrence.

Pfleger, a vocalist in the School of Music at the UNC School of the Arts, has partnered with Senior Services and Meals-on-Wheels to deliver something extra with the hot meals the program provides—music.

Each week, Pfleger pairs with a volunteer on a specified delivery route to greet the seniors, many of whom do not have frequent visitors. Armed with a boombox and her voice, Pfleger sings a song at each stop. She has performed everything from classical arias to Michael Jackson.

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Originally published Oct. 31, 2018.

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