In This Installment of Access the ExpertsMary Perkinson, D.M.A., associate professor and string studies coordinator, answers the question: “Are there types of music that are scientifically proven to relieve or exacerbate stress? What types of music are they, and how or why do they affect the brain and our emotions in the way they do?”
An award-winning artist, educator, and community leader, Perkinson performs with the Omaha Symphony, and as an avid chamber musician has been featured on the Vespers Concert Series, Omaha Chamber Music Society, Madison Bach Musicians, and the Token Creek Chamber Music Festival. She has contributed to the School of Music curriculum through several service-learning initiatives and recently developed the course Musician Health and Wellness which launched in spring 2019.
In addition to her interest in musician wellness she is also committed to contributing to the environment of care in healthcare and is a member of the UNO Faculty Quartet-in-Residence at the UNMC Fred and Pamela Buffett Cancer Center through the Healing Arts Program.
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