Columbia University in the City of New York

Dec 15, 20202:00 pm
Performance and Dialogue

Music on the Brain: Music That Moves Us

Bringing together jazz music and science as we celebrate the way that music affects our brains and bodies.

December 15th, 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm at Online

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Event Description

Music on the Brain brings together jazz music and science in an exploration of how music affects our brains and bodies. Join us for performance from inaugural Jazz Artist-in-Residence and Steinway Artist, pianist Helen Sung. The performance will be accompanied by conversation between Sung and featured scientist Miriam King, an expert in the neuroscience of dance. Join us as we explore the connection between music, movement and - of course - dance!

Miriam King is a Master’s Candidate studying Motor Learning and Control program at Teachers College at Columbia University. Miriam is a dancer with a neuroscience background who volunteers, teaches, and designs research programs with Dance for PD® (Dance for Parkinson's, NYC), Dance for Dementia (Ohio State University) and Dance for Huntington's (University of Massachusetts Amherst).


Music on the Brain is a collaboration between the National Jazz Museum in Harlem and Columbia University’s Zuckerman Institute.

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