IAMM Board Member and violist Penny Brill, and Dr. Sarah Hoover, author of the newly released book Music as Care, will be discussing the evolution of live music in healthcare, the skills needed for meaningful, positive engagement, the framework for live music integrated with music therapy, and a vision for the future. Dr. Hoover is Associate Dean at the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University. Penny Brill is the founder of MUSACOR, Musicians as a Community Resource, and a co-founder of the Pittsburgh Symphony's Music and Wellness program.
Newly retired Pittsburgh Symphony violist Penny Brill is best known for her innovative work with the use of music in health care, in collaboration with music therapists. She advises and provides resources for orchestras and musicians wishing to play in more meaningful and interactive ways in their communities, in medical settings as well as programs for special needs children or adults, seniors, dementia or Alzheimer’s patients, veterans, and refugees. She has given many local and national presentations on how to design and implement social change programs, resources which are available on her website http://MUSACOR.com/ (Musicians as a Community Resource.) She is a member of the Global leaders Program and on the Board of IAMM.
Named one of Musical America’s 30 Music Professionals of 2019 for her work linking music and medicine at Johns Hopkins, Sarah Hoover, Associate Dean for Innovation, Interdisciplinary Partnerships and Community Initiatives at the Peabody Institute, leads a variety of interconnected efforts across the university and hospital system to conduct research, develop therapies, bring music into clinical settings, and provide multi-disciplinary clinical care for musicians. She has shepherded the development of concert series and bedside music programs at Johns Hopkins Hospital as well as programs in creative aging and sensory-friendly performances through Peabody Prescribe’s arts for wellness division, all as part of a larger initiative of incorporating the performing arts into health and wellness as co-director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Music and Medicine. Her book, Music as Care: Artistry in the Hospital Environment, has just been published by Routledge. Hoover is a graduate of Yale University and earned a Doctor of Musical Arts in Vocal Performance from Peabody. She received additional training in voice science and holds certificates in Arts in Medicine and Performing Arts Medicine.
Host: Maya Artis, MT-BC, IAMM Co-Chair of IAMM Ethics Committee, Director of Communications at Olive Branch Educators (OBE).