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MUSIC AS HEALTH: SOLUTIONS FOR HEALTHY AGING
Dr. Brimmer leads a collaborative team of interdisciplinary colleagues, students and industry leaders in music, psychology, pharmacy, communication science disorders, physics, supporting research and training that advance quality of life for the elderly and their caregivers. Working alongside physicians, nurses, and caregivers, we prescribe music for rousing and calming, for increasing physical, mental and social health, for reducing harmful noise levels and for advancing hearing recovery.
APPLE DISTINGUISHED EDUCATOR
Dr. Brimmer designed and directs Jordan College of Arts' Multisensory Learning Facilities, supporting teaching and learning across programs in Art+Design, Arts Administration, Dance, Music and Theatre. As an Apple Distinguished Educator, Dr. Brimmer advances teaching, learning, research, and creativity through the design of digital arts solutions for schools and universities, health care facilities and corporate and community organizations in the USA, Brazil, Japan and Hong Kong. His current focus is on designing technology solutions that advance quality of life for the elderly and their caregivers.
Tim’s work in music education is internationally acclaimed and far-reaching, including conducting and teaching in Brazil, Cuba, Finland, Hong Kong and Japan. For 15 years, Dr. Brimmer directed Butler’s Vocal Jazz Activities and Jordan Jazz, while hosting Butler’s annual Vocal Jazz Fest for selected high school and collegiate musicians, working with such industry leaders as Bobby McFerrin, Manhattan Transfer, New York Voices, The Real Group (Stockholm, Sweden), Todd Rundgren, Rockapella, Take 6, John Pizzarelli, Elvis Costello, Jonny Dankworth, Cleo Lane, Marvin Hamlisch, The Swingle Singers (London) and The Four Freshmen (Butler alums). He also served as a Visiting Scholar and Overseas Consultant for the Hong Kong University of Education. Dr. B's areas of expertise includes music psychology, pedagogy, clinical supervision, acoustics of music and speech, choral-orchestral conducting, and vocal jazz.
At Butler, Tim is a Social Justice and Diversity Fellow, an Ally Fellow, a Science Olympiad Adjudicator, and member of JCA’s SJD Taskforce. He holds a Bachelor of Music Education from Central Michigan University, a Master of Music Education from Northwestern Michigan University, and a Doctor of Arts from Ball State University.