Nurturing Your Musical Self: Special Events

Alan Turry, DA, LCAT, MT-BC
Alan Turry, DA, LCAT, MT-BC

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.

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.

Brian Abrams, Ph.D., MT-BC, LPC, LCAT
Brian Abrams, Ph.D., MT-BC, LPC, LCAT

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.

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!