All Classical Portland

All Classical Portland recently embarked on a month long campaign focused on music and health. As part of their efforts to highlight the incredible ways in which music heals, they invited Jodi Winnwalker, Earthtones owner and CEO, to join a panel of professionals with a live audience at the radio station.

Nancy Ive plays the Cello during the All Classical Music Heals Panel Discussion.

How music heals

On Oct 17th Jodi and Dr. Larry Sherman, Kristrun Grondal, and Nancy Ive sat down with moderator Suzanne Nance, President and CEO of All Classical, to discuss how music is utilized in therapy and medicine.

Jodi Winnwalker, Earthtones CEO and owner, Suzanne Nance, CEO of All Classical Portland, Nancy Ive, principal cellist for the Oregon Symphony, Kristen Grondal of the Maybelle Center for the Community. Not pictured: Dr. Larry Sherman professor at the Oregon Health and Science University.

“It was a privilege and delight to join a panel of well informed and dynamically engaged professionals, all committed to the use of music for health and social justice in our community.”

-Jodi Winnwalker

During the month long “Music Heals” campaign All Classical featured several local organizations whose mission supports music and health. One such feature highlighted MusicNow, a collaborative program of Earthtones Northwest and the Oregon Symphony. Maggie Johnson, Earthtones Music Therapy Program Director, was invited into the studio alongside Alicia DiDonato Paulsen, the Assistant Principal Flute for the Oregon Symphony, to talk about the unique program.

Colin Corner, principal bassist for the Oregon Symphony and Maggie Johnson, Earthtones Northwest’s Music Therapy Program Director leading a MusicNow group.

MusicNow is a one of a kind program that pairs an Oregon Symphony professional musician and a board-certified music therapist to collaborate in providing high quality music and musical experiences to groups of adults living with dementia. The result of such collaboration benefits the participants as part of a wider musical community and allows the musicians to share and witness the strength of these communities and the power of music as a way to form immediate bonds with others.

To learn more about MusicNow visit www.earthtonesnw.com or email info@earthtonesnw.com

To listen to All Classical tune into KQAC 89.9 for the Portland/Vancouver area.