Music Technology in Therapeutic and Health Settings Symposium

By
Mitzi Dorbu
March 30, 2010

Berklee's Music Therapy Department and the Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability are teaming up to bring the Music Technology in Therapeutic and Health Settings Symposium to Boston on April 7. The cumulative information offered from demonstrations, presentations, and panels from experts in the fields of music therapy, music technology, and healthcare will offer knowledge that goes beyond current training programs. The program includes a first-time presentation of research findings from a major research project on music technology in therapeutic and health settings from Wendy Magee, International Fellow in Music Therapy at the Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability. 

Attendees must register by March 31. The symposium takes place at the David Friend Recital Hall, 921 Boylston Street, Boston, and admission is free.
 
This one-day event will provide information and skill development (including hands-on experience) for using electronic music technologies such as Soundbeam, GarageBand, and Switch in Time/Switch Jam/Switch software in clinical settings. There will also be discussion about the future direction of technology in the field. Featured expert clinicians and educators will come to Berklee from Boston and abroad.
 
Wendy Magee is a clinician whose research is the impetus for this symposium. Magee is currently chairperson of the British Society for Music Therapy and is also actively involved in various professional activities for the Association of Professional Music Therapists (APMT) in the areas of policy development, research, and professional development. She will present research findings and new directions based on her work as visiting professor at Berklee this year.