The Music and Medicine Symposium East Meets West: Achieving Mind-Body Balance to Optimize Performance
On February 15 – 16, 2019, 169 students, faculty and community members attended
"This symposium is a first ever in Central Florida to combine the Eastern Philosophy of Tai Chi, Qi Gong
The program was organized and chaired by Grace. Members of the planning committee were Dr. Diana Lee, Dr. Bridget Rahim-Williams, Professor Carla Lester, Dr. Nadine Heusner, Dr. Salvador Victor and generous community sponsors, the Odessa Chambliss Quality of Life Fund; Vitas Healthcare; The Links, Inc.; and Automated Clinical Guidelines, LLC.
A Student's Perspective on Music and Medicine Symposium
by Jhada Walker, CSIP Intern
Bethune-Cookman University hosted an East Meets West Music and Medicine Symposium in the Performing Arts Center. The event was created to assist in achieving mind and body balance to optimize performance. Both musicians and those who work in the medical field attended where they learned different cultural techniques and tips. Attendees were taught Tai Chi and the health benefits associated with it. Tai Chi, also known as
Lina Lexine, a junior at Bethune-Cookman University, participated. “Overall I enjoyed the symposium. I learned that your body plays a large part in the music you make. Taking good care of your mind, body, and spirit can allow you to grow as an artist and as an individual,” said Lexine. “During my two days at this
The East Meets West Music and Medicine Symposium was both informative and entertaining and provided students with the opportunity to discover new ways to relax and better themselves through different cultural techniques.