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2020-2021

Andrew Schulman, guitarist and Executive Director of the Medical Musician Initiative (photo on the left),  will serve as a consultant to the Vanderbilt University Medical Center-Therapeutic Music in the ICU project for hospitalized patients led by Ruth Kleinpell, Ph.D RN and Joseph Schlesinger, MD.

May 2020

On Friday, May 29, 2020, Dr. Marvin McMillen, co-founder of MMI and a member of the Medical Panel, will give the Keynote Address for the Annual International Conference of the International Association for Music and Medicine (IAMM) in the Berklee Performance Center in Boston.

February 18, 2020

Andrew Schulman  will attend his first meeting of the ICU Liberation Committee at the Annual Congress of the Society for Critical Care Medicine in Orlando, Florida. He has been appointed to a three-year term on the committee.

February 18, 2020

Dr. Marvin McMillen, Michael Bard, and Andrew Schulman will do a presentation called "Music  in the ICU" at the Annual Congress of the Society for Critical Care Medicine at the Hyatt Regency  in Orlando, Florida.

January 9, 2020

Andrew Schulman gave a presentation, "Medical Musician: A Story Teller and Travel Guide" for the New York City Classical Guitar Society.

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2020

The Chinese language edition of "Waking the Spirit: A Musician's Journey Healing Body, Mind, and Soul" 

by Andrew Schulman will be released in 2020 by Chinese Machine Press, the largest publisher of science and technology books in China

October 27, 2019, 2 p.m.

Andrew Schulman was presented in a solo guitar concert to benefit the Medical Musician Initiative at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall 

in New York City. 

Concert made possible by generous grants from the John and Joan D'Addario Foundation

and from Jenzi and Greg Silverman  

July 22-26, 2019

The third annual Medical Musician Workshop: Medicine for Musicians, co-directed by Dr. Marvin McMillen, Chief Medical Advisor of MMI and  Andrew Schulman was held 

at Berkshire Medical Center in Pittsfield, Massachusetts.

May 2019

Michael Bard, (photo on the left) was featured in the Spring Newsletter of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Clinical Center in Bethesda, Maryland for his work in the Pain and Palliative Care Department where he plays for patients and families and the clinical staff in the  intensive care, pain and palliative care, and oncology units.

February 17-20, 2019

Andrew Schulman was invited to be part of the Wellness Lab at the Society of Critical Care Medicine’s Annual Congress, which was held this year in San Diego. Schulman’s topic was, “How to Implement an ICU Musician into Your Institution".

August 24, 2018

Andrew Schulman gave the Keynote Address at the 23rd Annual Challenges in Critical Care conference in Hershey, PA, sponsored by the Society of Critical Care Medicine and Penn State University (PSU) College of Medicine Continuing Education.

June 2018

Michael Bard, guitarist and graduate of the 2017 and 2018 Medicine for Musicians Workshops at Berkshire Medical Center joins the medical team as Medical Musician at the Mark O. Hatfield Clinical Research Center, National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland. He works in the Pain & Palliative Care Division, under the supervision of department chair, Dr. Ann Berger.

June 7, 2018

Dr. Marvin McMillen and Andrew Schulman gave a talk about the development of Medical Music following a screening of the "Andrew & Wendy" film, at the The National Arts Club, located at 15 Gramercy Park South, in Manhattan. 

May 31, 2018

Andrew Schulman gave a talk called: The Art and Science of Medical Music for the Jewish Federation of the Berkshires.