Opera Singer Turned Neuroscientist Uses Music as Medicine For Dementia, Autism, and More

Linda Maguire is an internationally renowned musician with a red carpet career spanning 23 years. She has done over 80 live radio broadcasts, several recordings, and has been a featured soloist at the Kennedy Center eight times performing pieces by Mahler, Bach, Beethoven, and Handel. Maguire is still performing, but in the last few years she has turned her musical talents toward a new theme: healing. In her quest to marry music and medicine, she recently acquired two master’s degrees, one from George Mason University in cognitive and behavioral neuroscience, and another at the John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health where she studied health science and gerontology. The fruits of this marriage already show. Earlier this year Maguire published a study which strongly suggests that music can actually improve…


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