Aesthetic Audio Systems, Inc. is a combined venture of three internationally known experts in their respective fields.
Annette Ridenour, Principal, Marketing
Annette is president and founder of Aesthetics Inc., a multidisciplinary design firm that has designed multi-sensory healing environments for healthcare institutions for over 25 years. Nationally recognized for her leadership in the field, she is a sought after lecturer on the effects of the arts in healthcare. Annette is president emeritus of the Society for Arts in Healthcare, an advisory council member of the National Symposium on Health Care Design, a past advisor to the San Diego Commission for Arts and Culture, and a curator of art and healing projects. Annette is a member of the Planetree Visionary Design Network. She and Blair Sadler have co-authored the book, Transforming the Healthcare Experience through the Arts.
David M. Corbin, Principal, Operations
President of The Performance Technology Group, David is an author, healthcare trainer and lecturer on how to create and maintain brand impressions for corporations. He has advised healthcare institutions on how to develop customer service programs that reinforce branding and exceed customer expectations by supporting the human interaction between healthcare workers and their customers, to their mutual benefit. David’s book, Psyched on Service, is used in the curricula of several medical schools. His recent book, Illuminate (Wylie) reached #1 Amazon Best Seller. David’s latest book, PREVENTING BRANDSLAUGHTER, expounds his belief that ‘we are either in ‘integrity’ with our brand or we are committing BrandSlaughter….and nothing is neutral’.
Gary Malkin, Principal, Music Director
An Emmy Award-winning composer, public speaker and music and health innovator who advocates musical catalysts for health, wellness, and a more heart-centered life. His work redefines music’s role in healthcare, with a focus on generative environments, musical ambiences for “heart-centered mindfulness™ and listening resources for more compassionate life transitions. His acclaimed Graceful Passages, co-created with Michael and Doris Stillwater, is considered among the finest resources of its kind, having supported nearly a million people worldwide who have faced the end of life process as a patient, family member, or professional caregiver. The award-winning Book/CD, Safe in the Arms of Love co-authored with Lisa Rafel and David Surrenda, Ph.D., was dedicated to enhancing the quality of birthing and bonding in the world. Gary has presented to organizations such as Stanford Health, Google, Harvard’s Conference on Spirituality and Health, Scripps Clinic and Kaiser Permanente. Frequently invited to speak on media, at conferences and on webinars globally. Gary is now harnessing his film scoring experience by curating musical programs for healthcare environments through Aesthetic Audio Systems.
Don G. Campbell, Principal, Musical and Acoustic Services (dec)
Don is a well known composer, author of 17 books including The Mozart Effect®and The Mozart Effect for Children, and an international lecturer on the healthy properties of sound and music. Don has advised schools, teachers and corporations for years on the importance of creating the proper aural environment for healing and learning. He brings his 35 years of experience to the selection of appropriate music for each public space based on the needs of patients, visitors and staff.