Music and Mind: Harnessing the Arts for Health and Wellness

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Renée Fleming, world-renowned soprano and arts/health advocate, curates a collection of essays from leading scientists, artists, creative arts therapists, educators, and healthcare providers about the powerful impacts of music and the arts on health and the human experience

Chapters include:

  • Ann Patchett, “How to Fall in Love with Opera”       
  • Yo-Yo Ma, “Nature, Culture, and Healing”
  • Deborah Rutter, "Arts for Non-Arts Outcomes"
  • Aniruddh D. Patel, “Musicality, Evolution, and Animal Responses to Music”
  • Richard Powers, “The Parting Glass”
  • Daniel J. Levitin, “What Does It Mean to be Musical?”       
  • Anna Deavere Smith, “Healing Arts”       
  • Rosanne Cash, “Rabbit Hole”       
  • Rhiannon Giddens, “How Music Shows Us What It Means to Be Human”
  • Robert Zatorre, “Musical Enjoyment and the Reward Circuits of the Brain”
  • Ben Folds, "Our Symphony Orchestra: People's Band and a Symbol of Civilization"
  • Concetta Tomaino, “Music and Memory”
  • Hardcover:  592 pages
  • Publisher: Viking; 1st edition (April 9, 2024)