Music's Incredible Ability to Heal

From the Show: The Wizard of Eyes
Summary: Learn how music can heal, as well as how it affects the brain.
Air Date: 4/4/16
Duration: 10
Host: Robert Abel, Jr., MD
Guest Bio: Sevy Phalangas, Composer
Sevy PhalangasSevy Phalangas majored in music and minored in theater at the University of Pennsylvania. She studied with Pulitzer Prize winning composers, George Crumb and Richard Wernick. Highlights in her career include: receiving commissions to compose and perform original compositions for The Re-dedication of Ellis Island, and for Olympic Torch celebrations for Sydney 2000 and Athens 2004, in Greece; receiving an Individual Artist Grant from the Delaware Division of the Arts to develop and record original compositions strongly influenced by Greek music; creating and implementing extensive educational programs that integrate music and cultural studies to the curriculum of public and private schools in the North Wilmington area; working extensively with children on the autism spectrum; celebrating music’s power to bring joy and understanding to people of all ages and with different abilities for over 20 years.
Music's Incredible Ability to Heal
True healing is not waiting for time to heal. It's creating the opportunities where healing takes place.

This process of mending can make you stronger.

Through music and art you can gain a sense of life’s meaning. When you create art, you make something that did not exist before and that you can preserve to enjoy in days to come.

Dr. Abel welcomes extremely talented musician and educator, Sevy Phalangas, to share her journey into the world of music and her unique inclusion of vision in teaching the youth, as well as students with autism.

It's very special to be able to combine sight and sound so elegantly.