The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Deborah F. Rutter, President; the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Francis S. Collins, M.D., Ph.D., Director; and renowned soprano and Kennedy Center Artistic Advisor at Large Renée Fleming have launched a new partnership, entitled Sound Health, designed to explore the connections between music, health, and wellness.

This new collaboration, spearheaded by Fleming, builds upon the performances that the National Symphony Orchestra has given at the NIH Clinical Center over the past several years, broadening the scope and bringing together the diverse artistic resources of the Kennedy Center with the scientific, clinical, and research expertise of the NIH.