Through a Pet's Ear:
Music to improve animal health and behavior

Thursday, October 27th, 2016, 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
University of Minnesota - Ted Mann Concert Hall


  • Students (Free with ID)
  • $10.00 Advance Registration
  • $15.00 at the door
WOW! Save $10! Use Coupon Code SPECIAL at checkout.     

Image credit: Taborsky/shutterstock

Live Piano Performance Overview


Sound researcher, Joshua Leeds and Concert pianist, Lisa Spector are the co-founders of Through a Dog's Ear and Through a Cat's Ear, music clinically shown to relieve canine and feline anxiety. This special performance will highlight their bioacoustic arrangements of classical piano compositions designed to calm dogs and cats.

Following the demonstration, Spector will perform works of Chopin, Schumann, Debussy and Rachmaninoff.

Through a Dog's Ear and Through a Cat's Ear soundtracks are used in 100,000+ homes, shelters, and veterinary centers around the world. Since their soothing music affects both ends of the leash, they will also be discussing ways to improve your human soundscape that benefits 2-legged animals as well as 4-legged animals.

Arrive before the concert to also experience:

Jonathan Balcombe Book Signing and interview
"What a Fish Knows"
Thursday, October 27th 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
University of Minnesota Coffman Memorial Union, #324
for more information about Jonathon's new book:
Listen to a recent INTERVIEW
Fish Have Feelings, Too: The Inner Lives Of Our 'Underwater Cousins' - Minnesota Public Radio
Check out the BOOK
What a Fish Knows - New York Times Best Seller

Interview facilitated by Tane Danger.

Tane Danger
 is the co-creator of the civics-inspired improv show, The Theater of Public Policy, which brings issues of policy, politics, and science to life on stage through entirely unscripted comedy theater. He and his co-founder Brandon Boat have been described by national press as the “Gen-Y answer to Stewart and Colbert.” 

In 2014 his work connecting audiences to public policy conversations through humor and theater won him a fellowship from the St. Paul-based Bush Foundation. He used that fellowship to earn a Master’s of Public Policy from the University of Minnesota Humphrey School of Public Affairs. His research  focused on how improv theater can help leaders better engage the public and how it can help anyone in public service be more collaborative, creative, and connected. Follow him on Twitter at @TaneDanger. 



Presented by the University of Minnesota's Nature-Based Therapeutic Services, a shared initiative with the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum and the Center for Spirituality and Healing to further the understanding of how nature heals, in collaboration with theUniversity of Minnesota School of MusicBoynton Health Services andCenter for Neurobehavioral Development


Consider attending these additional programs!

SPEAK! A Kinship of All Creatures
Broadening our knowledge of Human-Animal Interactions
Wednesday, October 26th, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
MacMillan Auditorium, Minnesota Landscape Arboretum
$150 - $165 full day conference

"What a Fish Knows" Author Jonathan Balcombe

Thursday, October 27, 3:30-4:30 p.m.
University of MN Coffman Union, Room 324
$FREE! No registration,
just show up
Interview Facilitated by
Tane S. Danger,
The Theater of Public Policy

Man's Best Friend...Really!
Artist Kari Maxwell's playful interpretations of the animals in our lives.
October 1 - October 30, 2016
Cafe Gallery, MN Landscape Arboretum
FREE with Arboretum admission! No registration, just show up


Online, click on the green "Register" button listed with the conference.
Or call 612-301-1210 to register by phone. 

Call 612-301-1210
or email:

Cancellation Policy
Registration cancellations must be made two weeks prior to class date in order to receive refund. A $5 processing fee will apply.


Become a Summit Sponsor




Become an Endorsing Organization

Boynton Health Services
Center for Neurobehavioral Development
Chuck & Don's

University of Minnesota School of Music