The Music of Music Therapy


The Music of Music Therapy

Friday 26 – Saturday 27 February 2010

Two-day conference: Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge

This conference is organised by the Music Therapy team within the Department of Music and Performing Arts, Anglia Ruskin University. It takes place over two days with a conference buffet and entertainment on Friday evening.

Discussions of the clinical process in music therapy have in common their recognition of the value of music as part, or all, of the means of emotional communication and therapeutic exchange. On that basis, music therapists have turned in addition to theoretical ideas drawn from, or held in common with, other therapeutic traditions, such as psychoanalysis or developmental psychology, or from theories related to specific pathologies or client groups. At this conference we will turn our attention to the nature of the music itself.

Over twenty clinical, theoretical and research papers and workshops will be presented by music therapists from international settings.

This conference will be of particular importance for all music therapists, students and other professionals interested in the use of music in therapeutic work.

Keynote speakers:

Rachel Darnley-Smith

University of Durham, UK, Roehampton University, London, UK

What Is the Music of Music Therapy and Is It Art?

Mercédès Pavlicevic, PhD Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy (UK)

Between Musics, Musicality And Musicing:

Group Music Therapy Considered.

Conference fee

Standard rate: £145 (students £70)

Early bird (before 8 January 2010) rate: £135 (students £60)

Daily rates

Friday: £65 (students £30)

Saturday: £80 (students £40)

For full conference information and to book a place, please visit the conference website: