Conversations

Conversations is a video series offering perspectives from individuals in the areas of music, medicine, science, technology, and health/wellness about the power of music in healing and connection. It's a collection of one-on-one interviews with people trying to make a difference in the world through music and health.


Daniel Carr, M.D., M.A., is a physician, professor, and past president of the American Academy of Pain Medicine. He has a primary appointment in public health and secondary appointments in anesthesiology and medicine at Tufts Medical School, where he is founding director of its program on pain research, education, and policy. In this video, he discusses music and its relationship to pain. 


Jasmine Edwards, M.A., MT-BC, is a music therapist at the Louis Armstrong Center for Music and Medicine specializing in the Neonatal Intensive Care Units of Mount Sinai Hospitals in New York City. In this video, she gives her insight about using music therapy with neonatal infants and their families.
 

Annie Heiderscheit, Ph.D., MT-BC, LMFT, is director of the music therapy program and associate professor of music at Augsburg University. In this video, she shares her experience using the influence of music in health and wellbeing with patients in mental health and medical settings. 


Mark Ludwig is an arts activist, violist with the Boston Symphony Orchestra, and executive director of the Terezín Music Foundation (TMF), a nonprofit organization dedicated to documenting, preserving, and advancing the resilience of the human spirit as expressed in the music and arts created by victims of the Holocaust. In this video, he discusses the impact of music in trauma, healing, and preventative medicine.    


Basel Zayed, M.A.M.T., MT-BC, is a music therapist informed by psychoanalysis and psychodynamics. He is the director of expressive therapies at Sherrill House in Boston, a nursing home and rehabilitation and dementia care center. In this video, he talks about the power of healing and connection that music has with Alzheimer's patients and refugees of war.