Gary Malkin is a Emmy Award-winning composer, public speaker and music/health innovator who advocates music and sound strategies as catalysts for health, wellness, and a connection to what matters most. He is dedicated to redefining music’s role in healthcare, with particular focus on developing listening tools to support patients, care providers, and families who are traversing the significant transitions of life. He’s also dedicated to creating peaceful and productive work environments through ambient strategies that generate sonic fields of “heart-centered mindfulness”.
His globally acclaimed palliative classic, Graceful Passages, co-created with award-winning creative team Michael and Doris Stillwater, has touched a million people worldwide, offering psycho-spiritual support for anyone engaged in all phases of the end-of-life processes. Their co-created Care for the Journey caregiver renewal resources have been endorsed by healthcare systems nationwide.
Gary co-authored listening resources such as Safe in the Arms of Love, designed to strengthen the bond between parents and newborns. With his collaborators, Lisa Rafel and David Surrenda, Ph.D., he is creating a social impact musical, Can You Hear Me Baby. Gary received a Best Soundtrack from the Hollywood Music in Media Awards for the documentary, Thrive I, seen by nearly 100 million people. He’s just completed scoring the sequel to Thrive II, released in Fall 2020. He has presented at places such as Google, Stanford Health, Houston Methodist Hospital, & Kaiser Permanente, and is frequently asked to present to health, corporate, and life-affirming communities globally.
Gary’s was featured many times on the national PBS TV series, Healing Quest, and is often a guest on talk shows and webinars promoting a deeper understanding of the power of music for wellness. Gary’s work is featured on accelerated stress reduction platforms such as RejuvenationStations.com as well as the new mobile app, TimeOut2Thrive.com. serving healthcare providers during the pandemic and beyond.