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Music and the Mind Event
On Friday, June 2 and Saturday, June 3, 2017, the NIH and the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, in association with the National Endowment for the Arts, host Music and the Mind, the first public initiative for their Sound Health partnership, exploring the connections between music, health/wellness, and science.
Friday, June 2
Music and the Mind with the National Symphony Orchestra
Kennedy Center Concert Hall
The National Symphony Orchestra (NSO) and renowned scientists present Sound Health in Concert, an interactive program interweaving performance with scientific insights into the brain’s engagement with music.
Saturday, June 3
A day-long series of presentations and discussions with music therapists and neuroscientists that explore how listening, performing, or creating music affects brain development through all stages of life. The sessions will also cover how these activities can be used in pain management for the treatment of Alzheimer’s, autism, and other neurological disorders.
Music and the Mind events at the Kennedy Center (Tickets required unless marked "Free"; all events will be live streamed)
- 9:45 a.m. Rhythm in Action Workshop (FREE)
- 11:00 a.m. Music and Childhood Development
- 1:30 p.m. Breakthroughs with Music Therapy: Recovery, Resilience & Quality of Life
- 3:30 p.m. The Future of Music and the Mind – Featuring NIH Director Dr. Francis Collins and moderated by Renee Fleming (Free)
- 5:00 p.m. Creative Aging
- 6:00 p.m. Encore Chorale
- 7:30 p.m. Jazz, Creativity, and the Brain
This page last reviewed on May 12, 2017