The Music-Heals Project (MHP) is raising awareness of the healing power of music. Our mission is two-fold. First, we are working to research, invent, create, and compose music that effectively heals people. One example is our current work on autism in partnership with Vanderbilt University in Nashville. We are researching and composing specific rhythms, tempos and key signatures that will resynchronize the out-of-sync brainwaves of the autistic child! Additional examples are pinpointing the music or rhythm that will help improve a Parkinson’s patient’s ability to walk, and researching the type of music necessary to assist an Alzheimer’s patient with memory and recall. Ultimately, this music will be used as a medical therapy for these patients. Instead of taking a pill three times a day for an illness, our belief is that listening to a tailored musical therapy three times per day will be equally effective.
The second part of our mission is to bring concerts, other musical events, and general musical awareness to major cities to raise money benefitting ongoing scientific and medical research to heal patients. Our current focus is the financial support of ongoing research using stem cells for the treatment of Alzheimer’s Disease, ALS, Parkinson’s Disease and CTE (Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy – as seen in football players). Dr. Christopher Duma, the Founder and CEO of MHP, is the first in the world to inject the patient’s own stem cells directly into the brain for treatment of these conditions (see Press Release). The results of his work were just presented at two major national meetings and are extremely promising for the future. Dr. Duma is currently in talks with the Alzheimer’s Association of Orange County, California, and the NFL/NFL Hall of Fame regarding this work. Proceeds from concerts, performances, and donations may be used for clinical trials in this and other areas deemed worthy by the Board of Directors. Our next major event is planned for the fist half of 2021 at either the Ryman Amphitheater or the Schermerhorn Symphony Center in Nashville. We are currently in conversations to get the support of the Glen Campbell family to perform a tribute to Glen’s music on behalf of Alzheimer’s disease. The MHP sold out Orange County’s Segerstrom Hall in March of 2014 for our inaugural fundraising event.
It is our sincere hope that you will join us in our mission to “raise awareness of the healing power of music.”
The Music-Heals Project: “Raising Awareness of the Healing Power of Music”
Founder, Christopher Duma, MD, FACS