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A Place To Be was honored to be a part of this unique scientific and musical weekend at the Kennedy Center. The Symposium, as a part of The Venue's "Sound Health: Music and the Mind" initiative, featured several presentations by world renowned Health Professionals and Music Performers alike, including the Director of the NIH Francis Collins and Soprano Renee Fleming. Our very own Tom Sweitzer, along with Forrest Allen and our Stroke Choir were invited to participate in the weekend's events to provide valuable insight into the world of Therapy and recovery through music. Here are articles highlighting this monumental event:

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The Soprano and the Scientist: A Conversation about Music and Medicine

by Robert Siegel, NPR


In Washington, an alliance between symphonies and scientists

Lev Facher, STAT News


For more information on this upcoming inspirational Documentary, check out the website below!

“I am inspired by Tom Sweitzer’s incredible talent, dedication, and especially by his creative approach to his music therapy practice. His passion for his work is contagious – observing the transformative effect he has on the lives of so many is really something special. I was absolutely delighted to have had the chance to meet Tom and Forrest Allen, and to perform with the Different Strokes for Different Folks choir at the Sound Health: Music and the Mind events, as part of the Kennedy Center/NIH partnership exploring the intersection of music, health, and neuroscience. They were an integral part of the weekend’s success, and Tom is an especially remarkable advocate for the power of music and music therapy to move and heal us.”
-Renée Fleming-
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