Podcast Speaker: Renée Fleming

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Renee Fleming


Soprano and Arts & Health Advocate

Renée Fleming is one of the most acclaimed singers of our time, performing on the stages of the world’s greatest opera houses and concert halls. Honored with four Grammy® awards and the US National Medal of Arts, Renée has sung for momentous occasions from the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony to the Diamond Jubilee for Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace. In 2014, Renée became the first classical artist ever to sing The Star-Spangled Banner at the Super Bowl.

Renée has given presentations with scientists and practitioners around the world on the connection of arts and health, earning Research!America’s Rosenfeld Award for Impact on Public Opinion. In 2020, she launched Music and Mind LIVE, a weekly web series exploring the intersection of music and arts with human health and the brain, amassing nearly 700,000 views from 70 countries. The series was inspired by the Sound Health initiative she leads as Artistic Advisor to the Kennedy Center, in partnership with the NIH and the NEA. She is a Founding Advisor for the Sound Health Network at UCSF and Co-Chair of the Johns Hopkins/Aspen Institute NeuroArts Blueprint. In August 2021, she launched Healing Breath, a collaboration with Google Arts and Culture and the Kennedy Center, in which world-renowned vocalists share their breathing exercises to help people in recovery from COVID-19.

Renée’s other awards include the Fulbright Lifetime Achievement Medal, Germany’s Cross of the Order of Merit, and France’s Chevalier de la Légion d’Honneur. www.reneefleming.com


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