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Renée Fleming Webinar Series To Explore Impact Of Music And Arts On Human Health And The Brain
GRAMMY-winning soprano Renée Fleming will launch a webinar series exploring the impact of music and arts on human health and the brain.
Music and Mind Live with Renée Fleming will feature scientists and practitioners in the "intersection music, neuroscience, and healthcare" including child development, pain and anxiety and management in conversation with the singer, according to a statement. The first webinar will happen Tuesday, May 19 at 5 p.m. EST/ 2 p.m. PST with Dr. Vivek Murthy.
Murthy will discuss music, loneliness and isolation as well as his book, Together: The Healing Power of Human Connection in a Sometimes Lonely World. The series will also include a Q&A portion.
Fleming, an arts and health advocate, said now is the time to talk about how art impacts health.
"Research is revealing amazing things about the way arts influence human health and the brain,” Fleming said in a statement. “With our working lives halted, the covid-19 pandemic has also fostered an explosion of creativity and good will. What better time to examine our need as human beings to create and experience the arts, and the basis of this in science?"
Fleming's role as the Artistic Advisor to the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in partnership with the National Institutes of Health and the National Endowment for the Arts inspired her to create the series..
The webinars can be watched live on Facebook. Those who cannot tune into the livestream can catch a replay on the Kennedy Center's website. The live episodes can also be watched on the Kennedy Center's Facebook and YouTube.
See the full schedule of the series below: