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Sound Health Network Launch

January 13, 2021 01:36 PM


You are invited to join the National Endowment for the Arts and the University of California, San Francisco, for the launch of the Sound Health Network (SHN), a collaboration with the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, and Renée Fleming, the center’s artistic advisor. The SHN will promote research and public awareness about the impact of music on health and wellness. This online event will take place on Tuesday, January 26, 2021 at 5 p.m. ET/2 p.m. PT. Click here to register.

This 60-minute event will bring together scientists and researchers along with musicians such as Esperanza Spalding, Renée Fleming, and Quetzal Flores. Interdisciplinary conversations with key leaders will explore how music can provide insights into brain functioning, reduce social isolation, promote community solidarity, and influence health. The launch will also showcase examples of resources and services that the network will provide on its new website on an ongoing basis.

The SHN emerged from the Sound Health initiative, a partnership between the Kennedy Center and NIH in association with the Arts Endowment that has brought together scientists, music therapists, artists, and the public to explore music’s impact on the brain, health, and wellness.

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