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Alice Brandfonbrener
Alice Brandfonbrener

Alice Brandfonbrener received her BA from Wellesley College and her MD from Columbia. She is an Assistant Professor in the department of Medicine Feinberg Medical College of Northwestern University as well as in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, and has served as Adjunct Assistant Professor at Northwestern Music School. She is director of the Medical Program for Performing Artists at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, and served as Editor of the journal Medical Problems of Performing Artists from 1986-2005. From 1971-1977 she was Medical Director of the National Music Camp in Interlochen, Michigan and from 1978-1985 was the physician for the Aspen Music School and Festival. She is a co-author of the text, Performing Arts Medicine, and has contributed chapters to many books including The Handbook of Research on Music Teaching and Learning.

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