Ferol Carytsas

Ferol currently serves as Assistant Director & Lecturer with the UF Center for Arts in Medicine. Prior to joining the Center full time, she was Volunteer Coordinator at UF Health Shands Arts in Medicine and remains an active musician by performing in chamber groups, orchestras, and healthcare settings. Ferol’s interest in Arts in Medicine flourished while attending the Arts in Medicine Summer Intensive through the UF Center for Arts in Medicine. She has completed an Undergraduate Certificate in Arts in Healthcare, co-authored the articles, The effects of arts-in-medicine programming on the medical-surgical work environment and Arts in health: Considering language from an educational perspective in the United States, and contributed to the White Paper, Talking about arts and health. She is also on the Board for the National Organization for Arts in Health (NOAH).

Ferol graduated from the University of Florida with a M.M. in music education after receiving an Undergraduate Diploma in viola performance from Longy School of Music and a B.A. in music with a minor in psychology from Florida State University. Prior to attending FSU, she worked in arts administration assisting in the management of youth orchestras, volunteers, and database maintenance for non-profit music organizations. While at UF she served as the Editorial Assistant for the International Journal of Music Education: Practice and was an assistant editor of the publication, Music assessment across cultures and continents: The culture of shared practice.