Crossroads of Music and Technology

October 25, 2018

This exchange explored the convergence of music and technology with a focus on music-based experiences in the digital therapeutic space.

Berklee College of Music
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston, MA




8:30 a.m. Registration/Check-In

9:00 a.m. Welcome/Opening Remarks

Darla Hanley

Joy Allen

Darla Hanley, Dean, Professional Education Division

Joy Allen, Chair, Music Therapy Department; Acting Director, Berklee Music and Health Institute

9:15 a.m. Keynote: Music as Personalized Medicine
Ketki Karanam, Vice President, PureTech Health

9:45 a.m. Developing Music-Based Digital Therapeutics for Epilepsy, Pain, and Depression
Grzegorz Bulaj, Cofounder and CEO, Epicadence

10:30 a.m. Break

10:45 a.m. Music Perception with Cochlear Implants: What We Know about How CI Users Perceive Music and What Researchers Are Trying to Do to Improve It  
Jay Rubenstein, Virginia Merrill Bloedel Professor of Otolaryngology and Bioengineering; Director, Bloedel Hearing Research Center, University of Washington

11:15 a.m. Music and Neuroscience: The Next Digital Therapeutic
Brian Harris, Neurologic Music Therapy Fellow; Cofounder and CEO, MedRhythms


12:00 p.m. Lunch

Rachel Francine

Andy Tubman

1:15 p.m. Transforming Music into Effective, Accessible, and Affordable Medicine
Rachel Francine, Cofounder and CEO, Musical Health Technologies/SingFit

Andy Tubman, Cofounder and Chief Clinical Officer, Musical Health Technologies/SingFit

2:00 p.m. Point Motion: Quantifying the Impact of Music in Child Development
Kevin Clark, CEO and Founder, Point Motion, Inc.

2:30 p.m. Big Data and Music: New Frontiers for Health and Research?

Yadid Ayzenberg, Director, Wellness Software, Bose Corporation

3:00 p.m. Music and Health Freestyle: Roundtable Discussions
This was an opportunity for participants to reflect on presentations, exchange ideas, and explore key issues, trends, and practices related to music within the digital therapeutic space.

4:00 p.m. Closing Remarks: Future of Possibilities
Steve Holtzman, President and CEO, Decibel Therapeutics

4:15 p.m. Networking Reception
The Loft
Genko Uchida Building
921 Boylston Street