The Jewish Federation Connecting with Community presents "The Art and Science of Medical Music" with professional musician, Andrew Schulman, author of "Waking the Spirit: A Musician's Journey Healing Body, Mind and Soul."
In 2009, Andrew underwent surgery, complications ensued, and he had a near death experience. Miraculously, his life was saved because his wife played his favorite music for him while he was in a coma. The experience led to his pioneering work with Dr. Marvin McMillen, now a senior physician at Berkshire Medical Center, in developing the specialty called Medical Musician.
That is his story told both in his book and for this program.
This free program is part of the Federation’s Connecting With Community Series and will be followed by a kosher hot lunch. Lunch is a $2 suggested donation for adults over 60 years of age or $7 for all others. Advance reservations are required for lunch and can be made by calling (413) 442-2200 before 9 a.m. on the day of the program.