Nurturing Your Musical Self: Special Events
June CMTE presented by Alan Turry, DA, LCAT, MT-BC:
"Improvisation Primer: Integrate Clinical Improvisation into your Practice"
Tuesday, June 3, 2014
9a.m. - 4p.m. EST
This workshop is designed for music therapists who want to begin incorporating, or to deepen their use of, clinical improvisation in their work.
In this workshop you will uncover your ability to incorporate improvisation at some level into your practice. You have the knowledge and ability to do this already, but perhaps you have not had the encouragement and guidance needed to begin. In this workshop, you will take part in safe experiential exercises, learn how to intentionally use the elements of music, explore the reasons for using improvisation, watch video examples of improvisation with individuals and groups of various ages and abilities, and will gain confidence in beginning to improvise clinically with the clients with whom you currently work.
Pianos/keyboards, some guitars, and percussion instruments are furnished. Feel free to bring your own guitar and/or primary instrument.
Dr. Alan Turry earned his Bachelor's, Masters and Doctoral degrees in Music Therapy from New York University. He is the Managing Director of the Nordoff-Robbins Center for Music Therapy in New York City, and is an active clinician, teacher, and researcher. He joined the NR clinical staff in 1990, became Clinical Director in1997, and assumed the position of Managing Director in 2006. Dr. Turry directs the post masters advanced training in Nordoff-Robbins music therapy and the Graduate Internship and fieldwork Program at the Center. He also designs curriculum and teaches clinical improvisation in the NYU Graduate Music Therapy Program. Dr. Turry has a great deal of experience helping music therapists become more fluent and confident utilizing improvisation in their clinical practice.
Dr. Turry is recognized nationally and internationally as a leader in music therapy clinical technique. He taught and presented his work throughout Asia and Europe, is visiting lecturer at the Nordoff-Robbins Centre in London, and a visiting professor at Lesley University in Boston, Saint-Mary-of-the-Woods College in Indiana, the University of Lisbon in Portugal and Senzoku College, Japan. He led the development of Nordoff-Robbins supervision programs in Japan, the Nordoff-Robbins clinical program in Korea, and has led workshops on clinical improvisation in Denmark, Greece, Poland, Ireland and Italy. Dr. Turry is involved with several ongoing research projects, serves on the editorial board of several leading music therapy journals, and is widely published.)
See full event details and information on the event page.
Registration for Alan Turry's CMTE is OPEN. Please print off the registration form and send check to address listed on the form. Note the deadlines related to fees on the form.
February CMTE presented by Brian Abrams, Ph.D., MT-BC, LPC, LCAT: (Event has passed)
“Humanities-Based Perspectives on Music Therapy Theory, Practice, and Research”
The SMWC Music Therapy Program will be offering a CMTE course, presented by Dr. Brian Abrams from Montclair University on Saturday, February 1, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in Cecilian Auditorium on campus. Abrams is an internationally-known music therapist, educator and writer, an Analytical Music Therapist and a Fellow of the Association for Music and Imagery.
Dr. Abrams completed undergraduate studies at Vassar College and SUNY New Paltz, and graduate studies at Temple University. Prior to his current position as Associate Professor of Music and Coordinator of Music Therapy at Montclair State University (2008-present), he served on the faculty at Immaculata University (2004-2008) and Utah State University (2001-2004). He has published and presented internationally on a wide range of topics such as music therapy in cancer care, music psychotherapy, and humanistic dimensions of music therapy. He has served on the editorial boards of numerous journals, such as Music Therapy Perspectives, the Nordic Journal of Music Therapy, and Voices: A World Forum for Music Therapy. His current interests include contributing to the development of the global, interdisciplinary area of Health Humanities. He has also recently helped create a music therapy program at Trinitas Comprehensive Cancer Center in Elizabeth, New Jersey. From 2005 to present, he has served on the Executive Board of the Mid-Atlantic Region of the American Music Therapy Association (AMTA), including as President from 2007-2009. On a national level, he serves on the AMTA Board of Directors as Speaker of the AMTA Assembly of Delegates.)
SMWC Music Therapy Reunion Reception (Event has passed)
January 31, 2014, 7:00-8:30 p.m
To celebrate 30 years of music therapy at SMWC, all music therapy students, graduates, and faculty who have contributed to the program will be invited to this special reception the evening before Dr. Brian Abrams presents his CMTE on Saturday, February 1, 2014.
This special reception will be held in the Conservatory of Music building where we hope to bring together former faculty, alums from all the music therapy programs, and current students/faculty to celebrate Music Therapy at the Woods. Light refreshments will be provided, special remarks, special recognition of Dr. Laurette Bellamy, SP, who started the music therapy program at SMWC, and a remembrance video encapsulating 30 years will be featured.
Then, stay the night and attend your free CMTE (for alums and current music therapy students of SMWC) with Dr. Brian Abrams the next day.
Come and see old friends, former professors, and other individuals who were part of your time in the program. Return to the now 100-year-old building where you sweated over aural skills exams, learned to play the guitar and piano, performed with ensembles, took exams, and practiced for hours! No matter what year you finished the program, you have this place and many of these people in common.
Join us to celebrate a time of learning and growth…and celebrate the incredible music therapy programs at The Woods!