VOCATION


Miriam's vocation certainly was a journey via some detours. It has been influenced by a broad range of book-smart and street-smart influences and grew from vital education at the David Oistrakh Academy, Nürnberg Conservatory, the University of Music and Performing Arts Munich, Medical University of Vienna, University of Zurich, Zurich University of the Arts and Harvard University.

She used to work in Pain Therapy, Psychiatry, and Public Health before certifying in Global Health Delivery. But this has not been her one and only vocation. Quite seemingly the opposite: her love for music accelerated around the 6th birthday - and music turned out to become her first love. As a professional Violinist and Gong Master, the Creative Arts have been her realms, balance, heart, and soul, and caught her in fascination parallelly to her scientific track. After years of searching for an articulation of what she has perceived as a natural synergism with music, the arts, and the sciences - the future started to emerge in diverse interdisciplinary projects. 

She is the inventor of Therapeutic Music for Health and Leisure Programs:  

  • "Resonance Tracks", "Lifestyle Music Medicine",  
  • "Rock your guts", "best nap ever", "flow show", 
  • She is part of the Social Prescribing Initiative of the NHS & WHO
  • She teaches at the University of Geneva and Harvard Medical School and University of Zurich and ETH
  • She is part of the Arts for Health and SDGs Program by the United Nations
  • She co-created the Concerts for Humanity with WHIS, and Pope Francis / Dicastery of Integral Human Development
  • She is an Advisor to the World Health Innovation Summit WHIS
  • She gives workshops and seminars on Learning to play the Gong, Learning to understand Music Medicine, 
  • and state of the art lectures on the evidence and applications of:
  • Sound for health and brain health, sound and meditation, music medicine, creative arts for health, sound and light, sound and vibration, vibratory physics, ethnocultural traditions of music medicine, cell biology, and sound/music and implications for future health care applications. 
  • As a Music, Arts and Health Advisor to WHIS, and several United Nations Sustainable Development Goals projects (since 2019)
  • team member of the Arts for Health for Sustainable Development Goals (a collaboration of WHO, U.N. Geneva, and WHIS) I advise on the Arts and Music for Health and Wellbeing. We launched Arts for Health and Global Goals in Oct 2020 at the UNITED NATIONS Headquarter Geneva. 
  • Currently, we organize the Concerts for Humanity starting in December 2020, among other Music and Health projects. 
  • I am invited by Global Health Expert Dr. Beat Stoll to lecture at the Global Health Institute /the University of Geneva for next spring semester, to present my experience with sound and music meditation in health and disease with a practical session of Gong Sound Meditation. 




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