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Music Meets Medicine Conference

August 5, 2017 @ 9:00 am - August 6, 2017 @ 5:00 pm



Music and Medicine Conference at  Bridgeport University, Bridgeport Conn.  August 5-6, 2017.

The Interdisciplinary Society for Quantitative Research in Music and Medicine (ISQRMM) will bring together scholars from several fields to discuss new research in the field of music and medicine with the intention of advancing our understanding of the medical impact of music.

Workshops on Music and the Brain, Music and Healing and the Positive Effects of Music

The study of the beneficial effects of music in medicine is a discipline that has spurred an interest among scholars from both the humanities and biomedical disciplines since the 18th century. Researchers in the 20th century embraced these studies with scholarly and academic vigor. The Purpose of the upcoming conference is to explore the unanswered questions regarding the efficacies of all forms of music on the human body, mind and soul.

Keynote Speaker

Dr. Alice Cash is renowned musician with the music as medicine and clinical experience. Dr. Cash’s specialties include presenting medical and clinical CEU seminars, working with anesthesiologists on the use of music for patients before, during and after surgery. For the past 43 years she has been teaching people from all walks of life to use music as a way to improve, energize and vitalize their lives. Her passion is the use of music as medicine and particularly the use of music for the patient in surgery. She has done medical research at the University of Louisville School of Medicine and worked as a clinician at Baptist Hospital East in Louisville. In 1990, Dr. Cash became a professional speaker in addition to teaching and performing classical concerts on piano. She has presented keynotes and workshops around the world.

Musical Performance

Dr Gopal Krishna is a professor of psychology at Bangalore University in India. He is an Indian classical musician, who will be sining with tracks written by his son.

SpiritGrass is a unique collaboration with mandolin jazz and bluegrass artist Eric Miller, Native American flute troubadour Clint Goss, world music vocalist and guitarist Lynn Miller. SpiritGrass is a fusion of progressive bluegrass styles with world music from beyond this world.  Members of this group are masters in improvisation. SpiritGrass will have guest appearances with David Akombo on djembe,  and Roy Kennedy on guitar.

 Music in the Moment, Improvisation Ensemble. orchestrated by Lynn Miller and Lynn Saltiel , which includes vocalists and an array of traditional and world-instruments. The members create ‘Music-in-the moment” with a flavor of world music. There will also be audience participation and a power point showing the importance of Improvisation for body, mind and spirit.


August 5, 2017 @ 9:00 am
August 6, 2017 @ 5:00 pm


Bridgeport University
126 Park Ave.
Bridgeport, CT 06604 United States
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