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Tafel Talks: Musicians & Physicians

Tafel Talks: Musicians & Physicians

Tue June 23, 2020 at 7pm EST Online

Tafel Talks: Musicians & Physicians 
Tuesday, June 23 at 7pm EST 
Discussion will be followed by a short Q&A 


Emi Ferguson, baroque and modern flutist who studied epidemiology at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health.

Dr. Jennifer Wilson MD FRCPC, Clinical Associate Professor, University of British Columbia Site Medical Director, Chilliwack General Hospital, and former professional musician.

Kensho Watanabe, conductor and violinist originally headed for a career in medicine. Assistant Conductor of The Philadelphia Orchestra from 2016 to 2019.


Meghan Moore, CEO of the Loran Scholars Foundation and a member of the Tafelmusik Chamber Choir.

Did you know that musical training is a good predictor of success in medical school? So much so that some medical schools are recruiting for musical ability, according to a 2018 report from Memorial University of Newfoundland.

As we learn to adapt to changes brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic, the work of heath care professionals has been top of mind. At Tafelmusik, we’ve been especially inspired by stories where the worlds of music and medicine intersect, from the World Doctors Orchestra, to Dr. Rachel Easterwood, a professionally trained musician-turned-physician who brings live classical music to her COVID patients in the ICU.   

Our Musicians & Physicians panel will explore the parallels between these two professions, which demand intensive training, continual improvement and reassessment, and a high level of precision. With experience in both disciplines, our three panelists will discuss the overlap of skills, talent, and aptitude required to practise music and medicine professionally.

Join us for what is bound to be fascinating conversation.


Tickets are $5.

Once you have purchased a ticket, you will receive a confirmation email which contains a link to watch the panel discussion and submit a question for consideration during the Q&A. The panel discussion will be streamed live on Tuesday, June 23, 2020 at 7pm EST.