Celebrating 40 Years of Music Therapy Across the Lifespan

June 23 & 24, 2014 

Toronto Canada

The Canadian Association for Music Therapy (CAMT), in partnership with the University of Toronto Faculty of Music and the Music and Health Research Collaboratory (MaHRC) will be hosting its 40th Annual National Conference in Toronto, Ontario on June 23-24, 2014. This is a milestone conference for CAMT as we celebrate 40 years of music therapy in Canada! We are proud and excited to be hosting both this event and our colleagues from across Canada and beyond!

Music therapy is the skillful use of music and musical elements by an accredited music therapist to promote, maintain, and restore mental, physical, emotional, and spiritual health. Music has nonverbal, creative, structural, and emotional qualities. These are used in the therapeutic relationship to facilitate contact, interaction, self-awareness, learning, self-expression, communication, and personal development (CAMT, 1994).

The mission of the Canadian Association for Music Therapy is to promote excellence in music therapy practice, education, research and development; to increase access to high quality music therapy services; to further the awareness of music therapy in Canada and to serve as an organizational agency for its members (CAMT, 2013). In Canada, music therapists are working with a variety of clients in diverse settings such as: hospitals, nursing homes, schools, community centres, hospices, group homes and in private practice. Our Canadian Association have over 500 accredited members serving the public and contributing to holistic health care and quality of life.

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