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Music Care Conferences 2012

by Bev Foster

FREDERICTON, New Brunswick – June 4, 2012 TORONTO, Ontario – November 10, 2012 Room 217’s Music Care Conferences are held regionally and gather local community stakeholders together around the issues and themes of Music Care. More than 200 gathered from across Atlantic Canada in Fredericton, New Brunswick earlier this month. Joined by many presenters, including Cleveland music therapist Dr. Deforia Lane, Dr. Lee Willingham from Laurier Center for Music in the Community, Dr. Amy Clements-Cortes, President of the Canadian Music Therapy Association and Raylene Rankin from the Canada’s music family, The Rankins, participants were both inspired, informed and encouraged to take next steps in integrating music into their care practice whether that is in a hospital, nursing home, faith community, family home, classroom or elsewhere. Here's how the day went:

COMING IN NOVEMBER TO TORONTO, join Dr. Connie Tomaino, Executive Director from the Institute for Music and Neurological Function in New York City, Dr. Lee Bartel, Acting Director of Music and Health Research Collaboratory at the University of Toronto, Deborah Salmon, Palliative Music Therapist at McGill University Health Centre in Montreal and Amy Sky, singer songwriter, and others for this one-day event at the Faculty of Music, University of Toronto. Check here for more information or for early bird registration.