A compelling and growing body of research has demonstrated the powerful impacts of music and the arts on health and the human experience. Music and arts therapies are effective tools for addressing a widening array of conditions, from providing pain relief, to enhancing speech recovery after stroke or traumatic brain injury through singing, to improving mobility of individuals with Parkinson’s disease using rhythm. And the impact of the arts on developing brains of children shows effects reaching beyond improved test results and scholastic aptitude to creativity and success throughout life.
In Music and Mind, presented in more than fifty cities around the world, soprano and arts & health advocate Renée Fleming invites leading local scientists, physicians, and practitioners to join her, offering illuminating discussions and sharing the latest findings about the growing field of arts and health. Fleming will be joined by several researchers and practitioners from UCSD, exploring the impacts of music on child development and education: Dr. Victor Minces; Dr. John Iversen and Dr. Tim Brown from UCSD’s EARLI Lab; and Margaret Orem from San Diego Children’s Choir.