Symposium at Wright State University May 25-27 to explore the connections between music, medicine

Free, public events include presentations, performances by faculty physicians and musicians, numerous special guests

DAYTON, Ohio-While most people consider music an art and medicine a science, the two actually have much in common. There is a definite scientific basis to music, which is also deeply mathematical, and healing is an art that requires creativity and vision as well as clinical skill.

A special symposium at Wright State University May 25-27 will explore the meeting of these seemingly separate worlds through a series of interesting talks and inspiring musical performances by faculty scientists, physicians and musicians, as well as numerous special guests.

The Second Annual Music and Medicine Symposium is co-sponsored by the WSU Department of Music and the Boonshoft School of Medicine and is presented by CELIA (Collaborative Education, Leadership, and Innovation in the Arts), a WSU Center of Excellence.

The symposium will open with a performance by international opera performers and recording artists Rodrick Dixon and Alfreda Burke at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, May 25. Wednesday will feature a series of presentations and performances running from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., with a break for lunch.

On Thursday the symposium will conclude with a special "Legends of the Clarinet" concert featuring Stanley and Naomi Drucker at 8 p.m. Stanley Drucker has been a member of the New York Philharmonic for 60 years and has served as principal clarinetest for a record 48 years.

All events will take place in Schuster Hall in the Creative Arts Center on the WSU campus and are free and open to the public. Tickets to the Thursday evening concert are normally $12, but symposium attendees can receive complimentary admission.

For more information on the symposium, including a full list of presenters, performers and topics, visit

Editor's note: For more information or to schedule an interview contact: Phillip Neal, Marketing and Communications, Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine, (937) 775-4587 or

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Last edited on 12/15/2014.