past presentations

the following list includes both concerts and presentations and is listed in reverse chronological order back to 2013.

6/17/2017 - Poster Presentation. Impact of RAS (Rythmic Auditory Stimulation) on physical activity levels and ambulatory walking behaviors of children with special medical needs. The Neurosciences and Music VI - Music, Sound, and Health, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

6/14/2017 - Presentation. Rhythmic Auditory Stimulation (RAS) for children with autism utilized in both traditional and innovative pathways. Neural Entrainment and Rhythm Dynamics (NERD), Harvard Medical Center, Boston, MA

5/21/2017 - Commencement address. Hartt School of Music (The University of Hartford) 2017 Alumni of the year acceptance speech. Lincoln Theater, The University of Hartford, Hartford, CT

4/27/2017 - Presentation. Unveiling the prototype: Automation of Musical Attention Control Training (MACT) into a software app that can be used on a mobile device. The Company Lab's spring accelerator showcase, The Granfalloon, Chattanooga, TN

4/11/2017 - Poster Presentation. Impact of Rhythmic Auditory Stimulation on Physical Activity Levels and Ambulatory Walking Behaviors of Children with Medical Needs. University of Tennessee at Chattanooga 2017 Research Dialogues, UTC University Center, Chattanooga, TN

4/6/2017 - Presentation. A Brief Overview of Biomedical Music Techniques. Chattanooga State Community College musicianship class, Chatt State Humanities Building, Chattanooga, TN

3/20/2017 and 3/21/2017 - Poster Presentations. Biomedical Music Techniques in the Music Studio and the Classroom. Music Teachers National Association (MTNA) 2017 National Conference, Baltimore, MD

3/8/2017 - Presentation. Working with Special Learners in the Classroom using Biomedical Music Techniques. University of TN at Chattanooga advanced piano pedagogy class, Cadek Conservatory, Chattanooga, TN

12/8/2016 - Presentation. Automating Biomedical Protocols into Software. CoLab's "Will This Float" 2016 competion, Chattanooga Zoo, Chattanooga, TN

11/19/2016 - Presentation. Biomedical Music techniques: An Overiew. String Theory Youth Initiative, Southside Studio, Chattanooga, TN

11/18/2016 - Chamber concert with pre-concert lecture. Chamber Music for Body and Soul IV, featuring Olivier Messiaen's Quartet for the End of Time. Roland Hayes Auditorium, UTC Fine Arts Center, Chattanooga, TN (View the program HERE.)

11/16/2016 - Presentation. UTC Composers Seminar: Biomedical Music Techniques and Messiaen's Quartet for the End of Time. University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Fine Arts Center, Chattanooga, TN

11/14/2016 - Radio interview. Concert for the End of Time: Dr. Martha Summa-Chadwick talks Music Therapy and PTSD with Jacqui Helbert. WUTC 88.1 FM, Chattanooga, TN (Link to the interview can be found HERE.)

11/11/2016 - TV appearance. Music and the brain - a concert to highlight music in therapy. WRCB-TV's "3 Plus You" show with Julie Edwards, WRCB-TV studio, Chattanooga, TN

9/12/2016 - Poster Presentation. Impact of Rhythmic Auditory Stimulation on Physical Activity Levels and Ambulatory Walking Behaviors of Children During the Early Phases of Cancer Treatment. Vanderbilt University: Music Mind Society Annual Symposium: The Science of Song, Nashville, TN

7/5/2016 - Internet interview. Rewire your Brain to the Beat: How Music Therapy can Benefit the NeuroDiverse. DifferentBrains.com. (Link to the interview can be found HERE.)

4/22/2016 - Presentation. Biomedical Music Techniques for Motor, Speech, and Cognition Challenges. 7th Annual Chattanooga Autism Conference - Chattanooga Trade Center, Chattanooga, TN

4/16/2016 - Presentation. Biomedical Music Techniques to Assist Persons with Motor, Speech, and Cognition Challenges. Vanderbilt University: Pace, Pitch and Rhythm - the Essentials to Conducting Music Treatment Research, Nashville, TN

3/25/2016 - Conference keynote speech. Biomedical Music Techniques: Overview and Collaborative Research Opportunities. University of North Georgia Undergraduate Research Conference, UNG Gainesville, GA

3/14/2016 - TV appearance. Music benefits everyone. WRCB-TV's "3 Plus You" show with Julie Edwards, WRCB-TV studio, Chattanooga, TN

2/27/2016 - TED talk. Dance of the Neural Tango. TEDxChattanooga 2016 at Roland Hayes Auditorium, UTC Fine Arts Center, Chattanooga, TN (Link to the talk can be found HERE.)

1/30/2016 - Radio interview. "Chewin' the Chatt" with Jed Mescon. A discussion of the benefits of music for the senior population, WGOW 102.3 FM, Chattanooga, TN (Link to the interview can be found HERE.)

1/7/2016 - TV Appearance. The benefits of music for both neuro-typical and special needs people. WRCB-TV's "3 Plus You" show with Jed Mescon, WRCB-TV studio, Chattanooga, TN

11/8/2015 - Lecture. Dan Landrum Dances the Neural Tango. Cadek Conservatory Recital Hall, Chattanooga, TN (View the program HERE.)

10/15/2015 - Workshop. Utilizing Biomedical Techniques for Persons with Autism. Chattanooga Autism Center, Chattanooga, TN

10/9/2015 - Chamber concert with pre-concert lecture. Chamber Music for Body and Soul III. Roland Hayes Auditorium, UTC Fine Arts Center, Chattanooga, TN (View the program HERE.)

8/2/2015 - Poster Presentation. Biomedical Music Techniques to Assist Children on the Autism Spectrum. Society for Music Perception and Cognition biannual conference, Nashville, TN

7/24/2015 - In-service workshop presentation. Using Biomedical Music Techniques in the Classroom. Sequatchie County School Systems, Dunlap, TN

7/7/2015 - Lecture. Biomedical Music Techniques - Information and Application to Parkinson's Disease. Siskin Hospital for Physical Rehabiliation, Parkinsons's Disease Support Group, Chattanooga, TN

6/10/2015 - TV Appearance. Biomedical Music to Assist Persons with Autism. WRCB-TV's "3 Plus You" show with Jed Mescon, WRCB-TV studio, Chattanooga, TN

4/17/2015 - Orchestral concert, with pre-concert lecture. The Burden of Genius (with the Erie Chamber Orchestra), Church of the Covenant, Erie, PA (View the program HERE.)

4/17/2015 - In-service workshop presentation. Biomedical Music Techniques for Motor, Speech, and Cognition afflictions, Barber National Institute, Erie, PA

4/15/2015 - Lecture. Biomedical Music Techniques and the Brain. Gannon University, Erie, PA

4/15/2015 - NPR affiliate radio broadcast interview and performance. Bolling's Suite for Flute and Jazz Piano (with members of the Erie Chamber Orchestra), WQLN studio, Erie, PA (Link to the podcast can be found HERE.)

4/13/2015 - Chamber concert, with pre-concert lecture. Prelude to the Dream (with members of the Erie Chamber Orchestra), Unitarian Universalist Church, Erie, PA

4/8/2015 - TV Appearance. Biomedical Music to Assist Persons with Parkinson's Disease. WRCB-TV's "3 Plus You" show with Jed Mescon, WRCB-TV studio, Chattanooga, TN

3/26/2015 - Lecture. A Brief Taste of the Art and Science behind Biomedical Music Techniques. Music Seminar, Chattanooga State Community College Music Department, Chattanooga, TN

3/22/2015 - Workshop Concert. Tales of the Neural Tango! Cadek Recital Hall in the Cadek Conservatory, UTC campus, Chattanooga, TN (View the program HERE.)

3/12/2015 - Radio interview. Dancing the Neural Tango: Dr. Martha Summa-Chadwick talks Music and Neurological Therapy with Michael Edward Miller. WUTC 88.1 FM, Chattanooga, TN (Link to the interview can be found HERE.)

2/13/2015 - Chamber concert, with pre-concert lecture. Chamber Music for Body and Soul II. Roland Hayes Auditorium, UTC Fine Arts Center, Chattanooga, TN (View the program HERE.)

11/7/2014 - Lecture. Biomedical Music Strategies for Children with Special Needs. Scenic Chattanooga Optimist Club, Chattanooga, TN

10/27/2014 - Lecture workshop. Biomedical Music Strategies for Parents of Children with Special Needs. Keyser social workers guild sponsored event for parents, Keyser, WV

10/27/2014 - Lecture workshop. Music and Neuroscience - Using Music to Enhance Neurological Function for Improvements in Cognition, Sensorimotor Function, and Speech Production. Board of Social Work Examiners, Therapists, and Educators, Keyser, WV

10/26/2014 - Piano Recital with pre-concert lecture. Highland Arts Guild presents Martha Summa-Chadwick. Highland Arts Guild, First Presbyterian Church, Keyser, WV (View the program HERE.)

06/26/2014 - Lecture. Biomedical Music Strategies. Tennessee Arts Commission, Create 2014 Conference – L & N STEM Academy, Knoxville, TN

04/14/2014 - Workshop Concert. Tales of the Neural Tango. Hartt School of Music on the campus of the University of Hartford – Hartford, CT (View the program HERE.)

04/14/2014 - Lecture. Paranov Hour - thoughts on music in therapy. Hartt School of Music on the campus of the University of Hartford – Hartford, CT

04/13/2014 - Performing lecture. Hartt School Composers Seminar, Hartt School of Music on the campus of the University of Hartford – Hartford, CT

03/29/2014 - Workshop. Biomedical Music Techniques - an advanced overview for the American Association of Multi-Sensory Environments – Orange Grove Center, Chattanooga, TN

01/27/2014 - Solo Piano Recital. First Centenary United Methodist Church – Chattanooga, TN

12/01/2013 - Lecture. Biomedical Music Techniques - Suggestions for Working with Persons with Special Needs. Unitarian Universalist Church – Chattanooga, TN

11/07/2013 - Solo Piano Recital. First Cumberland Presbyterian Church – Chattanooga, TN

09/14/2013 - Lecture. Biomedical Music Techniques for Children with Autism. Mothers Moving Mountains autism parent group. Nutrition World, Brainerd Road – Chattanooga, TN

08/13/2013 - Chamber concert, with pre-concert lecture - Chamber Music for Body and Soul. Fine Arts Center, UTC Campus – Chattanooga TN. (View the program HERE.)

07/27/2013 - Solo Piano Recital. First Baptist Church – Dunlap, TN

05/23/2013 - Workshop. Biomedical Music with Exceptional Learners in the Classroom. Camden School System in-service session – Camden, TN

4/18/3013 - Solo Piano Recital. Alexian Brothers – Signal Mountain, TN

4/12/2013 - Lecture. The Exceptional Learner in the Music Classroom. TN Music Educators State Conference. Chattanooga Convention Center – Chattanooga, TN

2/14/2013 - Lecture. Play Long and Prosper. University of Tennessee at Chattanooga – Chattanooga, TN

2/3/2013 - Solo Piano Recital. The Pennington Studio, Courtney Lane – Chattanooga, TN

the following list includes only presentations and is listed in reverse chronological order ten years prior to 2013.

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga  2012 – The Exceptional Learner in the Music Classroom: Ideas for Differentiated Instruction – Chattanooga, TN

Chattanooga Collegiate Chapter of MTNA (Music Teachers National Association) 2011 – Outside the Box: Teaching Music to Students with Special Needs – Chattanooga, TN

Southeastern Autism Symposium 2009 – Neuro Music Protocols and Neurological Function – Cleveland, TN

Orange Grove Center 2008 – 3 day training session in collaboration with University of Kansas and Colorado State University.  All educators, physical and occupational therapists and speech therapists were offered training in Biomedical music techniques – Chattanooga, TN

Chattanooga Mayor’s Council on Disabilities 2007 – An explanation of how BioMusical techniques help persons with special needs, and a concert to celebrate the techniques – Chattanooga, TN

Southeastern Autism Symposium 2007 – Computer Technology to Assist with Cognition Processes for Persons with Autism – Cleveland, TN

Southeastern Autism Symposium 2006 – Approaches in Neurologic Music Therapy for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders – Cleveland, TN

American Music Therapy Association National Conference 2006 – Computer Technology to Assist with Cognition Processes for Persons with Autism – Kansas City, KS

Consortium for Computing Sciences in Colleges Southeastern Regional Conference 2005 – A Computerized System for Neurologic Music Therapy – Hickory, NC

Tennessee Music Teachers Association State Conference 2004 – Teaching Children with Special Needs – Chattanooga, TN

Music Teachers National Association National Conference 2004 – Approaches in Neurologic Music Therapy for the Music Teacher with Special Needs Children – Kansas City, KS

World Piano Pedagogy National Conference 2003 – Approaches in Neurologic Music Therapy for the Music Teacher with Special Needs Children – Orlando, FL