I write you as the new President of the International Association for Music & Medicine, to invite you to become more active in the vibrant, multi-disciplinary, global community, known as IAMM. I like to say that we work and play at the intersection of music and medicine, each of us defining this space uniquely. Together we bring talent, creativity, cultural perspectives, and vast experience to enhance health, wellness, medical applications, and therapy.

When IAMM’s International Conference in Boston was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, IAMM2020 became a series of online events, webinars, conferences, library of recorded papers and posters, concert, and a package of virtual materials on https://www.music-medicine.net/ . Please check the site to see current offerings. These new initiatives allow IAMM to engage researchers, clinicians, educators, thinkers, students, and interested others around the world in bringing music to a planet in dire need of restoration and repair.

Please write me at suzanne.hanser@music-medicine.net to join a committee or task force, or help plan an interactive event. If you have let your membership lapse, join us at https://iammonline.com/join-us/. We are IAMM!

In peace,

Suzanne B. Hanser, EdD, MT-BC

President, IAMM