Tony Cicoria after being struck by a lightning had an out-of-body-experience and in this status was inspired with a lightning piano sonata. Later he took up piano lessons, wrote down the piece, played and recorded it and last-not-least played it in the Vienna Mozart House at the recital of a PianoMusicDocs master-class. ( www.pianoforte.best )
If you click on the youtube link below you see lots of TV-shows and interviews with him. He became president of a "near-death-experience-association".
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Samuel Wong (Chinese: 黃大德) is a Hong Kong-born Canadian conductor and ophthalmologist .
Trained at Harvard Medical School and Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, Dr. Wong is an eye surgeon practicing in Manhattan and Brooklyn.
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The inaugural concert was held initially in the name of the North America Medical Orchestra (NAMO) on 12/16/2017 in New York with lots of support from physicians and medical researchers. The leaders of the NAMO actually helped in 4 major concerts in Domarican Republic in 2018 & 2019 seasons. Now NAMO is reborn with the name of the Samaritan Doctors Orchestra to stretch their humanitarian activities outside of the North America.
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A collaborative student-run effort to support medical students and professionals in musical pursuits and to further the understanding of music in medicine.
Music as Medicine
Through Weill Cornell’s affiliation with New York Presbyterian Hospital, the students and faculty of the Music and Medicine Initiative are developing partnerships to integrate music into medical practice.
Music in the Community
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Dance Haven seeks to introduce different styles of dance, including modern, lyrical, hip-hop, jazz, ballet, tap, and all cultural genres, to the Columbia University Irving Medical Center community. Our student-run group is comprised of passionate and committed dancers, ranging in skills from those who have trained and performed professionally to those who have just discovered dance.
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The CUMC Choir, Chorda Tympani, is a student-directed group of singers dedicated to performing a variety of choral works for the Columbia community. The choir is open to all members of the medical school's community.
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The Haven Players is the preeminent medical center theater company in the country and one of the crown jewels of Columbia University Irving Medical Center. Since 1967, HP has been doing the near impossible—producing three fully-mounted theatrical productions each academic year. Drawing on the creativity, design, and performance skills of students and faculty members from all corners of the medical center's campus, HP creates entertainment of high artistic quality that is also great fun for Read more [...]
The CUIMC Symphony Orchestra is composed of students, faculty, and staff members from across Columbia University Irving Medical Center, including the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Mailman School of Public Health, School of Nursing, Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons, Institute of Human Nutrition, and more. Founded in 1992 by Drs. Julie Lin and Frank David, the orchestra today has nearly 60 musicians. We perform three concerts per year, two in the fall semester and one in the Read more [...]