International Sound Symposium
Don Campbell

Don Campbell
Don Campbell, a music visionary for the twenty-first century, has written nine books, including best-seller The Mozart Effect®, revealing how music can be an essential tool for the health, intelligence, and well-being. He has traveled to over sixty countries researching, studying and teaching how sound and music are vital for lifelong learning and health.

Don's inspirations are many: Christian, Western, and Eastern music; the indigenous music he heard and studied in three years of journeying around the world (he has traveled to 60 countries and taught in half that number), including South Africa, Brazil, India, Israel, and Russia; his work as a faculty member of the Naropa Institute in Boulder, CO; and the influence of the work of Dr. Alfred Tomatis. Campbell, the man who has "listened to the world," continues to teach, perform, and write, while celebrating music's ability to transcend traditional expectations. His work has been translated into thirteen languages.
Listening to the World:

Don Campbell's roots, ranging from a South Texas boyhood steeped in the musical heritage of the Methodist church, to the rarefied setting of Nadia Boulanger's American Conservatory in Fontainebleau, France, could easily have led to a traditional career as a performer, composer, music researcher, educator, critic, theorist, therapist, or teacher. But Campbell, traveling the world for 35 years with an uncommon sense of openness and understanding about music's place in our lives, has taken a different path.

Campbell describes himself simply as a man who has "listened to the world." Yet his experiences in doing so, including the profound influence of the pioneering work of French researcher Dr. Alfred Tomatis on the central role of the ear to overall mental and physical health and the critical distinction between hearing and listening, have led to a renaissance body of work.

World-Renowned Public Speaker:

Don Campbell's singular mission is to bring music to its central place in the modern world as a resource for growth, development, healing and inspiration. He has gained public recognition through his numerous television and radio appearances, including CBS's "This Morning", NPR's "All Things Considered", and Oprah Winfrey's Oxygen Channel. Known for his innovative and inspiring workshops and lectures, Campbell has been invited to speak for hundreds of organizations, including school districts, music and human development institutes, symphony orchestras, corporations, and health care facilities. His venues for lecturing include a wide variety of interests, including: consultant to corporations to parenting groups to symphony orchestras on how music can affect learning, healing, and other aspects of life.

Author of Nine Books:

Don Campbell is the author of nine books, including the 1997 best-seller, The Mozart Effect®. In this book, Campbell provides compelling evidence of the influence of particular sounds, tones, and rhythms on mental performance and spiritual outlook, as well as in the treatment of disease. Interweaving the riveting stories of ordinary men and women with solid research by doctors, psychologists, and music therapists, The Mozart Effect® shows how music can be used to improve memory and learning, boost productivity, soothe jangled nerves, strengthen endurance, unlock creative impulses, sound away pain, and heal the body from a host of ailments. His work has been translated into thirteen languages.

Record Producer of Music and Teaching Material:

Don Campbell has produced 16 albums, including the accompanying Music for the Mozart Effect® series for adults and children, which dominated the classical Billboard charts in 1998 and 1999.

To learn more about Don Campbell's work and see the many recordings, books and other products he has created, see his website at:


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