Crossroads of Music and Technology

October 25, 2018

This exchange explored the convergence of music and technology with a focus on music-based experiences in the digital therapeutic space.

Berklee College of Music
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston, MA




8:30 a.m. Registration/Check-In

9:00 a.m. Welcome/Opening Remarks
Darla HanleyJoy AllenDarla Hanley, Dean, Professional Education Division

Joy Allen, Chair, Music Therapy Department; Acting Director, Berklee Music and Health Institute

Ketki Karanam9:15 a.m. Keynote: Music as Personalized Medicine
Ketki Karanam, Vice President, PureTech Health

Grzegorz Bulaj9:45 a.m. Developing Music-Based Digital Therapeutics for Epilepsy, Pain, and Depression
Grzegorz Bulaj, Cofounder and CEO, Epicadence

10:30 a.m. Break

Jay Rubenstein10:45 a.m. Music Perception with Cochlear Implants: What We Know about How CI Users Perceive Music and What Researchers Are Trying to Do to Improve It  
Jay Rubenstein, Virginia Merrill Bloedel Professor of Otolaryngology and Bioengineering; Director, Bloedel Hearing Research Center, University of Washington

Brian Harris11:15 a.m. Music and Neuroscience: The Next Digital Therapeutic
Brian Harris, Neurologic Music Therapy Fellow; Cofounder and CEO, MedRhythms


12:00 p.m. Lunch

Rachel FrancineAndy Tubman

1:15 p.m. Transforming Music into Effective, Accessible, and Affordable Medicine
Rachel Francine, Cofounder and CEO, Musical Health Technologies/SingFit

Andy Tubman, Cofounder and Chief Clinical Officer, Musical Health Technologies/SingFit

Kevin Clark2:00 p.m. Point Motion: Quantifying the Impact of Music in Child Development
Kevin Clark, CEO and Founder, Point Motion, Inc.

2:30 p.m. Big Data and Music: New Frontiers for Health and Research?
YadidYadid Ayzenberg, Director, Wellness Software, Bose Corporation

3:00 p.m. Music and Health Freestyle: Roundtable Discussions
This was an opportunity for participants to reflect on presentations, exchange ideas, and explore key issues, trends, and practices related to music within the digital therapeutic space.

Steve Holtzman4:00 p.m. Closing Remarks: Future of Possibilities
Steve Holtzman, President and CEO, Decibel Therapeutics

4:15 p.m. Networking Reception
The Loft
Genko Uchida Building
921 Boylston Street