About us

General Information and Mission Statement 
  
The International Society for Music in Medicine has been founded on the occasion of the I. International Symposion “Anxiety, Pain and Music” in Luedenscheid, Germany 1982. 
  
ISMM is a non-profit, scientific, interdisciplinary organization, registered in Germany, devoted to understanding the mechanisms of music in medical treatment and improving the care of patients through research, education and interdisciplinary communication. 
  
Members of the  organization include health care professionals and scientists dedicated to these goals. The ISMM sponsors scientific meetings and publishes journals and books. 
 
ISMM is a scientific association, 2/3 of the members being Medical Doctors. The member's fee amounts 80 US$ per year (tax deductable).
The central office of the organization is based out of Luedenscheid, Germany. There are Regional Chapters based in the United States and Europe. 
 
Requests can be send to the office of ISMM, as printed hereunder.
International Society for Music in MedicineInternationale Gesellschaft für Musik in der Medizin e.V. 
  
  
Office: 
Paulmannshöher Str. 17
D-58515 Lüdenscheid
Germany  
 
phon +49 (0) 23 51 / 9 45 22 60  
fax +49 (0) 23 51 / 9 45 22 62  
e-mail: Ralph.Spintge(at)hellersen.de
  
  
Officers: 
  

President
Prof. Dr. R. Spintge
Germany

 

Vice-President
Prof. Dr. Ch. Dileo
USA

Prof. Dr. D. A. Hodges
USA

Dr. Monika Nöcker-Ribaupierre
Germany

Dr. Fred Schwartz
USA 

Prof. Dr. M. Thaut
USA / Germany

 

Executive Director
Prof. Dr. R. Droh
Germany

 

Scientific Committee
Prof. Dr. E. Altenmüller
Germany

Prof. Dr. H. U. Borchgrevink
Norway

Dr. J. Canacakis Canás
Germany / Greece

Prof. Dr. H.-H. Decker-Voigt
Germany

Dr. C. T. Eagle
USA

Dr. A. M. Ferrand-Vidal
France

R. Flatischer
Austria

Dr. Peter Fox
USA

Prof. Dr. D. A. Hodges
USA 

R. Kaplan
USA

Prof. Dr. V. J. Konecni
USA

Prof. Dr. G. Kreutz
Germany

J. Loewy
USA

Dr. R. Lutz
Germany

Prof. Dr. R. MacDonald
UK

Prof. Dr. R. Müller
Germany

Prof. P. Murthy
India

Dr. C. O`Callaghan
Australia

Prof. Dr. G. Oepen
Germany

Prof. Dr. H. Petsche
Austria

Prof. Dr. J. G. Roederer
USA

Prof. A. G. Shapiro
USA

Rector O. Skille
Norway

Dr. R. Steinberg
Germany

Prof. Dr. M. Thaut
USA / Germany

Prof. Dr. E. Terhardt
Germany

Prof. Dr. T. Tsunoda
Japan

Prof. Dr. B. Wheeler
USA