Our Mission

Through the scientific exploration of music and the brain, The Institute for Music and Neurologic Function (IMNF) seeks to establish new knowledge and to develop more effective music therapy treatments to awaken, stimulate and heal through the extraordinary power of music.

The IMNF was founded by CenterLight Health System (formerly Beth Abraham Family of Health Services) in 1995 on the idea that music has the unique power to heal, rehabilitate and inspire. The IMNF is dedicated to advancing scientific inquiry on music and the brain and to developing clinical treatments to benefit people of all ages.

The IMNF, considered a worldwide authority in clinical music therapy research and education, offers a variety of resources to individuals in the New York City community, including:

Expertise in treating neurological diseases such as stroke, trauma, Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia, Parkinson’s disease, and other diseases and conditions.

Vast clinical experience applying music therapy techniques to diverse client populations.

Internationally and nationally recognized training programs in music therapy.

The IMNF is dedicated to partnering with leading music therapy organizations across the globe to develop and implement the most effective music therapy treatment programs to restore, maintain and improve people’s physical, emotional and neurological functioning through the methodical use of music.

Music Has Power