Berklee Music and Health Institute

Call for Applicants: Music and Health Hackathon, April 5–7, 2019

  • $60,000 in grant pool seed money for the most promising ideas
  • An extended incubation program and mentorship from teams of experts
  • The opportunity to appear at Boston's annual HUBweek

The Berklee Music and Health Institute is issuing a call for entries for a first-of-its-kind hackathon. MilliporeSigma and the Hacking Medicine Institute, a nonprofit organization affiliated with MIT Hacking Medicine, are partnering with the Music and Health Institute on this year-long Music and Health Innovation Challenge initiative.

The three-day hackathon will bring together a cross-section of individuals with music, technology, and health care backgrounds who will work in teams to formulate solutions to address how technology can be paired with music to impact health outcomes. Hackers will compete for $60,000 in grants and a chance to develop their innovations. Individuals wanting to participate in the hackathon should fill out the application at the link.



Watch this video to see what happened at our Music and Health Innovation Summit, at which key experts and stakeholders in the fields of music, science, business, and biotechnology worked to identify critical music and health challenges to pose to hackers in April.


The Berklee Music and Health Institute engages the innovative ecosystem of academic, artistic, scientific, entrepreneurial, and technological talent, bringing together the most creative minds to help accelerate ideation and develop solutions that can improve health and wellbeing for individuals and communities.

Launched through a grant from the Barr Foundation, the institute explores the intersections of music, medicine, and health, and partners with experts in academia, science, business, technology, and the music industry to:

  • advance professional opportunities, collaborations, innovation, and education in the music and health space.  
  • address and promote essential issues related to the health and well-being of musicians.  
  • promote the use of music to address the cognitive, social, and emotional goals of individuals and groups in healthcare settings, including musicians and nonmusicians alike.  
  • facilitate conversations and convene experts in the field to explore new ways of informing and supporting musicians, educators, students, technology developers, the medical community, and the general public.
  • spark creativity and generate the creation of new ideas and resources.


Featured Conversations Video

Watch Dr. Daniel Carr as he shares his insight on the relationship between music and pain, and then check out more on-on-one interviews in our Conversations video series, featuring key experts offering their perspectives on the intersection of music, medicine, technology, and health and wellness.

 Berklee Music and Health Institute

 Berklee Music and Health Institute