10 Domains of Music Care

Clarify. Navigate. Optimize.

Music care initiatives and interventions can fall into ten domains of delivery. Understanding these different dimensions helps healthcare leaders and administrators know what to expect when hiring someone to use music in care, and what various trainings and specialties exist already. It also helps these leaders map what music care initiatives and interventions exist already, plan for innovative music care projects, and hire appropriately trained personnel. Some programs and services may fall into more than domain.





Key Highlights

  Community Music   Accessing music performance between healthcare site and community-at-large
  Music Care Specialties   Performing therapeutically-intended music by practitioners with certified training
  Music Therapy   Providing treatment using music within a therapeutic relationship as an accredited scope of practice
  Musicking   Engaging informally and spontaneously with music
  Music Programming   Integrating music formally in programs
  Music Technology   Incorporating technology to deliver music for a care-related goal
  Sound Environment   Bringing intentionality to sounds made in the care environment
  Music Medicine   Administring prescriptive music-based interventions for medically related outcomes
  Music Care Training   Training to integrate music into regular care practice
  Music Care Research   Investing in evidence-based research using music and music strategies to enhance care