Wartburg, a senior residential and healthcare facility in Mount Vernon, NY, is partnering with the Institute of Music and Neurologic Function (IMNF) to provide innovative music therapy programs to residents throughout its 34-acre campus and advance neurologic studies of music and the brain through research.

The Institute developed out of the many years of clinical work and research of renowned author and neurologist Oliver Sacks, MD and Dr. Concetta Tomaino, distinguished music therapist, who demonstrated that people with neurological problems could learn to move better, remember more, and even regain speech when music was used in specific ways.

In 1995, under the leadership of Edwin H. Stern III, Arnold H. Goldstein, and the late Ben Rizzi, the Institute for Music and Neurologic Function was founded to pursue thi