Barry Kolman, professor of music at Washington and Lee University, appeared on NPR affiliate WMRA's "Virginia Insight" show at 3 p.m. today, Thursday, March 14, to discuss the healing power of music.
Kolman's 13-year-old daughter Emmanuela (Mano) has autism spectrum disorder (ASD), and learning music has brought about dramatic changes in her life.
Kolman was accompanied by his wife, Grace Kolman, a counselor and doctoral student in counseling and supervision at James Madison University. Another guest was Kate Tamarkin, a specialist in therapeutic music, musician-in-residence at the University of Virginia Medical Center and music director and conductor of the Charlottesville and University Symphony Orchestra.
Barry Kolman also conducts the University-Shenandoah Symphony Orchestra (USSO) and is a frequent guest conductor of orchestras around the world. He is the author of the book "The Language of Music Revealed."
Listen to the program below: