The Healing Power of Sound: Music Therapy on Monday's Access Utah

Jul 31, 2017

Credit Photo courtesy of Wellspring Educational Services

Monday's program is a window into the world of music therapy: an interesting intersection of arts and science. 

Music therapists work with patients of all ages for help in everything from reducing asthma episodes to lessening the effects of dimentia. The healing power of sound was even used to help Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords regain her ability to speak after she was shot in the head at a political event in Tuscon, Ariz.

Maureen Hearns, the director of music therapy at Utah State University, joined us for a discussion about her experiences helping people through music. 

This program is brought to you as part of a partnership with the Caine College of the Arts at USU in conjunction with its Year of the Arts celebration.