Making Music with Opera Star Renée Fleming
Posted on by Dr. Francis Collins
What an honor it was to perform these two songs with world-renowned soprano Renée Fleming , who presented the J. Edward Rall Cultural Lecture at NIH on May 13, 2019. I served as the lecture moderator, and we discussed the creative process, the intersections of music and science, and the Sound Health initiative, which is a partnership between NIH and the Kennedy Center. Credit: NIH
The NIH doesn’t even know: “can [music] improve your health?” Yet…?
Looks like (next to?) no actual research for now recruiting pursuant to the “plan.”
So funds expended on “workshop,” lecture, the NIH Director playing songs, absent any NIH investigation? A workshop including “music therapists” despite not knowing whether their profession helps anyone?
I spot nothing acknowledging–much less impacting research–that “music” hardly a monolith: that “music” can vary enormously. Why not?