Lecture – Music on the Mind
What are the ways that music benefits brain health? How can music contribute to healing in the brain following injury or as a result of a neurological disorder?
Join us for a fascinating conversation with Dr. Sarah Hoover and Dr. Alexander Pantelyat with the Johns Hopkins Center for Music & Medicine. The Center for Music & Medicine brings together artists of the Peabody Institute with practitioners and researchers of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine to explore the complex relationship between music and health, and the possibilities for healing through music.
Sarah Hoover, DMA: As Associate Dean for Innovation, Interdisciplinary Partnerships and Community Initiatives at the Peabody Institute, Sarah Hoover has re-invigorated the institute's historic engagement with organizations throughout Baltimore to bring music to new audiences and help students hone citizen artistry and career skills. She has shepherded the development of Peabody's Breakthrough Curriculum and oversees the work of Peabody LAUNCHPad and the Office of Community Partnerships, advancing an integrated vision for career skill development, entrepreneurship and citizen artistry. Named one of Musical America's 30 Music Professionals of 2019 for her work linking music and medicine at Johns Hopkins, Hoover leads a variety of interconnected efforts across the university and hospital system to conduct research, develop therapies, bring music into clinical settings, and provide multi-disciplinary clinical care for musicians. She has shepherded the development of concert series and bedside music programs at Johns Hopkins Hospital as well as programs in creative aging and sensory-friendly performances through Peabody Prescribe’s arts for wellness division.
Alexander Pantelyat, MD: Dr. Alexander Pantelyat cares for patients with movement disorders such as Parkinson's disease and related syndromes, essential tremor, dystonia, chorea and normal pressure hydrocephalus. He also provides botulinum toxin injections for movement disorders and is involved in deep brain stimulation programming and intraoperative neurophysiological monitoring. His research explores atypical parkinsonian disorders, such as dementia with Lewy bodies, progressive supranuclear palsy, corticobasal syndrome/degeneration and multiple system atrophy; cognitive aspects of movement disorders; and music-based rehabilitation of neurodegenerative diseases.