Berklee College of Music and Royal Hospital for Neuro-DisabilityMusic Technology in Therapeutic and Health Settings Symposium

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Wednesday / April 7, 2010 / 8:45 a.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
United States

This one-day symposium aims to provide information and skills development for applying electronic music technologies in clinical settings. Although the day will focus on music therapy practice, emphasis will be given to interdisciplinary collaboration as an essential part of clinical services where technology is employed.

Drawing on the long-standing experience of expert clinicians and educators, the symposium will provide knowledge that extends beyond that offered by current training programs. Clinical presentations will focus on how technologies are applied to address the goals and needs of clients/patients/students in clinical settings.  Additionally, research findings from a major research project on Music Technology in Therapeutic and Health Settings will be shared in public for the first time.

Experiential demonstrations will take place in order for attendees to gain hands-on experience in technologies being discussed, e.g., Garageband, Switch in Time/Switch Jam/Switch ensemble software, assistive technology devices, Soundbeam, and a special "futures" demonstration station.

This event is free and open to the public. Attendees must register by March 31, 2010.

This symposium is generously funded by the Leverhulme Trust UK and Berklee's Music Therapy Department and Professional Education Division.