your refresh button 
at work
We are devoted to producing concerts to relieve stress & evoke curiosity
in the middle of the day.

Our hand picked, award-winning performers are passionate about sharing their craft with all ages.

 

Did you know?

The effects of music on the mind and the body have been well-studied with documented outcomes. Music has been associated with alleviating depression, anxiety, mood, emotional distress, and even perceived pain.1-2-3 Music also has been used as therapy for stress management and stress-related disorders, and has been shown to affect human physiology by decreasing heart rate, blood pressure, and the levels of stress-related hormones including cortisol. 4

1. “Music and health--what kind of music is helpful for whom? What music not?” http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/ (2009).  

2. “Emotional foundations of music as a non-pharmacological pain management tool in modern medicine.” http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/ (2011).

3. “The psychological functions of music listening.” http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/ (2013).

4. " Positive Emotions and the Endothelium: Does Joyful Music Improve Vascular Health?” http://circ.ahajournals.org/ (2008).

Snapshot of Impact

65+

annual performances

80,000

healthcare professionals, graduate students, patients, staff, faculty, and visitors impacted

17

partnerships

100

musicians featured & supported

 
Team
Dalida Arakelian

Founder & Executive Director 

Bo Feng

Music Coordinator

Sean Dreyer, M.D.

Research Director 

Oliver Chan, D.M.A.

Pianist/Music Expert

Leadership
Peter C. Whybrow, MD

Chairman of the  Jane & Terry Semel Institute of Neuroscience & Human Behavior at UCLA

Robert Bilder, Ph.D.

Director, Tennenbaum Center for the Biology of Creativity; Professor, Psychology, Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Science

Wendelin Slusser, M.D., M.S.

Associate Vice Provost Semel Healthy Campus Center at UCLA 

Jane Semel

Philanthropist

Executive Support Committee
Patrese Kirsch

Director, Wellness & Community Engagement

UCLA Health System 

Niloo Nobakht, M.D. 

UCLA Health System 

Nephrology faculty physician, clinical researcher, and educator at UCLA

Geno Mehalik

Arthur Ashe Student Health & Wellness Center

UCLA Staff Assembly, VP of Programs

Bridget Hough, D.M.A.

Executive Recruiter, UCLA Health System 

Concert Pianist

Ivy Hurwit, Programming Adviser

Office of Residential Life at UCLA 

UCLA Center for the Art of Performance 

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