Joyce Elkus and Zac Greenberg co-founded Musicians for Health in 2012 to explore therapeutic music and help cure disease through awareness, fundraising and sound.

Greenberg composed a four movement piece titled “Unexpected Journey,” which interprets cancer in four stages: Life, Diagnosis, Treatment and Beyond. Greenberg recorded “Unexpected Journey” live at The Redmoor in Mt. Lookout during a fundraiser for the UC Health Barrett Cancer Center at the University of Cincinnati.

Musicians for Health also focuses on the development of music for individual patients of all ages and illnesses through “Healing Sounds,” a discussion between top professionals in the music and medical fields about sustainability and accessibility for music therapy to medical patients. Greenberg began Healing Sounds in 2016. Healing Sounds will bring therapeutic music to various settings from hospitals to health care facilities.

Zac spoke at the Fifth Annual Music & Medicine Conference in Cincinnati. Zac shared the differences between therapy and therapeutic music. He also updated about how Musicians for Health helps provide music and art therapy in unobtrusive ways to patients. Co-presenting with Greenberg was Julie Sunderland, director of education at the Cincinnati Ballet. The Cincinnati Ballet danced to Greenberg’s “Unexpected Journey: Movement 1.” View a photo from the event: at http://local.cincinnati.com/share/photo/287767.

Zac's “Healing Sounds” is being played in the meditation room of Ronald McDonald House in Cincinnati, as well as the New York Hope Cancer Center.


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Musicians for Health presents AI Panel Discussion

AI in Medicine & Art Panel Discussion: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly. Discover the good side of AI and how it's shaping our future, explore the bad aspects that raise ethical concerns, and uncover the ugly truths behind AI's potential risks.

AI demonstration: questions & answers from the audience, lunch box provided, raffles, & more! $100 per person & $35 per student.

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When: August 25, 2024 1:00PM - 4:00PM
Where: Kenwood Country Club: 6501 Kenwood Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45243
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