Dr. Benjamin D. Koen
Associate Professor, Department of Music
B.M. (The Ohio State University), M.A. (OSU), Ph.D. (OSU)
Medical Ethnomusicology; Music, the Mind, and Meditation; Jazz and World Music; Improvisation and Creativity; Holistic Health, Fitness, and Entrepreneurship
Music, Healing, and Wellbeing; Medical, Cognitive, and Applied Ethnomusicology; Music, the Mind, and Meditation; Jazz and World Music; Improvisation and Creativity; Holistic Health, Fitness, and Entrepreneurship
Taught previously at:
Florida State University (USA), Xiamen University (China)
Koen, Benjamin D. (2018). Medical Ethnomusicology and the Promise of Music, Health and Healing. In Music, Health and Wellbeing: Exploring Music for Health Equity and Social Justice. ed. Sunderland, Naomi, Dan Bendrups and Natalie Lewandowski. Hamshire: Palgrave Macmillan (247-268).
Koen, Benjamin D. (2017). “Medical Ethnomusicology and Psychological Flexibility in Healing, Health and Wellness.” ed. Jennifer C. Post. In Ethnomusicology: A Contemporary Reader, Volume II, New York: Routledge.
Koen, Benjamin D. (2013). “My Heart Opens and My Spirit Flies: Musical Exemplars of Psychological Flexibility in Health and Healing” Ethos: The Journal of Psychological Anthropology 41.2: 174-198.
Koen, Benjamin D., editor. (2008, paperback 2011) The Oxford Handbook of Medical Ethnomusicology. New York: Oxford University Press.
Koen, Benjamin D. (2009, paperback 2011). Beyond the Roof of the World: Music, Prayer, and Healing in the Pamir Mountains. New York: Oxford University Press.
Book: Koen, Benjamin D., (in preparation). When Music Heals: How the New Paradigm of Musical Healing and Wellbeing Can Improve Your Life.
Applied Research Project: Rewire Your Brain Through Music and Meditation: Priming Neuroplasticity and Psychological Flexibility for Healing, Wellbeing, and Vision Realization. Multi-site project in Spain, China, Thailand, and the U.S.
Performance Project: Creative Improvisation In Music, Education, and Life.