Upcoming Events

 There are no events at this time. Please check back soon.

Past Events

Music as Medicine: The Science and Clinical Practice
December 14-15, 2023
Description: This workshop aimed to highlight accomplishments from the last 6 years in advancing scientific research on music and health, develop a blueprint for the next phase of research, and further build the research community. The workshop was sponsored by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and jointly organized by NIH, the NEA, the Renée Fleming Foundation, and the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. The workshop was cochaired by Dr. Francis Collins, former NIH director, and Ms. Renée Fleming, a renowned American soprano, both of whom delivered keynote speeches. There were six scientific sessions during the 2-day workshop: (1) Research on the Science of Music; (2) Research on Music Therapy and Music Medicine; (3) Research on Music Education and Health; (4) Future Research Directions; (5) Networks and Capacity-Building of an Integrative Health Research Community; (6) Integration of Music-Based Interventions Into Health Care Systems. Each session featured a short musical performance highlighting the scientific theme, followed by scientific talks and discussions with eminent speakers and panelists to enrich the content and perspectives for general discussions. View archived videos for both days

Songs for Hope: A Concert Celebration of the 2023 Surgeon General’s Medallion Awardees for Health
September 18, 2023
Kennedy Center Concert Hall
Desciption: As individuals, throughout our communities, and across the nation, we have had little time or opportunity to address our mental health, grief, and struggles of loneliness and isolation over the last years. In that spirit, the Surgeon General Vice Admiral Vivek H. Murthy will recognize heroic work to support mental health and well-being during the last years of the pandemic. September 18 in the Concert Hall, he awards the Surgeon General’s Medallion—the highest honor he can present to a civilian—to individuals or organizations who exemplify unusual acts of compassion, innovative mental health efforts, and exceptional leadership in advancing the well-being of their communities. 

U.S. Social Prescribing Student Movement Launch Webinar
March 27, 2023
Description: Are you interested in innovating the healthcare system to address social determinants of health and provide holistic, person-centered care? Join us to learn about the growing national social prescribing student movement that seeks to change the culture of how we approach health.

Research Networks To Promote Studies on Music-Based Interventions: Technical Assistance Webinar
November 30, 2022

Sound Health: Renew/Remix Concert
October 2, 2022 
Kennedy Center Concert Hall
Description: Hosted by Renée Fleming and Dr. Francis Collins, the event featured a roster of world-class artists in performance and conversation with music therapists, researchers, and scientists. 

Sound Health: Renew/Remix
Music-Based Health Interventions: The Path Ahead

October 3, 2022
Kennedy Center Skylight Pavilion
Description: Panel discussion on current evidence and research gaps in the field of music-based interventions, considerations and efforts directed at filling those research gaps, and how this work can inform future reimbursement for care considerations.

Relating Target Engagement to Clinical Benefit: Biomarkers for Brain Disorders of Aging
August 25, 2021

Assessing and Measuring Target Engagement: Mechanistic and Clinical Outcome Measures for Brain Disorders of Aging
June 18, 2021

Laying the Foundation: Defining the Building Blocks of Music-Based Interventions
March 31, 2021
Related Resource: Program Book

Sound Health Network (SHN) Launch Event
January 26, 2021

The REACH Opening Festival: Sound Health: Panel with Renée Fleming, Dr. Charles Limb, and Dr. Francis Collins
September 12, 2019

Promoting Research on Music and Health Technical Assistance Webinar
January 18, 2019

Music and the Mind: Shaping Our Children’s Lives Through Music Engagement
September 7-8, 2018

National Symphony Orchestra (Full Orchestra) at NIH
January 26–27, 2017

National Symphony Orchestra Ensemble at NIH
June 20, 2017

NIH-Kennedy Center Music and the Mind Performance and Workshops at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
June 2–June 3, 2017

NIH Workshop on Music and Heath
January 26–27, 2017

This page last reviewed on January 2, 2024