Few of us would argue against music's transformative powerful. Whether one is a consumer, producer, or critic, music's connection to our culture and to ourselves is certainly no secret. However, the reasons why have not always been visible to us scientifically. It is challenging to capture in data points the impact of subjective experiences. Now science is helping us understand what many of us have always known: music matters and is a key elevator of brain function and interdisciplinary connections. It has the power of at once being able to synthesize what we know while also transcending what we know. It is a key to harnessing the mysteries and capabilities of the human brain's capacity. Music is unique, unparalleled in its effects, and worth much more than school, industry, and commercial markets often reflect.