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Northwestern Buffett Institute for Global Affairs

Trauma, Music, and the Breath Working Group

The goal of the Trauma, Music, and the Breath Working Group is to draw on music and the breath to help Generation C children process the collective trauma of the COVID-19 global pandemic and ultimately to demonstrate these techniques as effective interventions for improving human health and wellbeing.

About the Project

Group Members

Heather Aranyi (Northwestern University, Lyric Opera of Chicago)*

Sarah Bartolome (Music Education, Bienen School of Music)*

Deb Birnbaum (Metropolitan Opera)

Teresa Brancaccio (Voice and Opera, Bienen School of Music)

Michelle Buck (Kellogg School of Management)

Amanda Draper (Music Education, Bienen School of Music)

Melissa Foster (Theatre, School of Communication)

Ben Gorvine (Psychology, Weinberg College of Arts & Sciences)

Nancy Gustafson (Voice and Opera, Bienen School of Music)

Kurt Hansen (Voice and Opera, Bienen School of Music)

Mark Werwath (Kellogg School of Management)

 

*indicates group leaders