Music Therapy Programs

School of Music

What is Music Therapy?

Music Therapy is an established health profession in which music is used within a therapeutic relationship to address physical, emotional, cognitive, and social needs of each client, the qualified music therapist provides the indicated treatment including creating, singing, moving to, and/or listening to music.

Through musical involvement in the therapeutic context, clients’ abilities are strengthened and transferred to other areas of their lives. Music therapy also provides avenues for communication that can be helpful to those who find it difficult to express themselves in words. Research in music therapy supports its effectiveness in many areas such as: Overall physical rehabilitation and facilitating movement, increasing people’s motivation to become engaged in their treatment, providing emotional support for clients and their families, and providing an outlet for expression of feelings.

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Upcoming Programs


Spring Session, Plant Seeds Of Wellness

Music Therapy – Evoke! with Karlene M. Francis
Music Therapist (BA Mus., Cert. Mus. T., MTA Candidate)

A group for adults* to explore through active and receptive music therapy interventions, (a combinationof playing, listening, movement, and more):

Emotional Self-Regulation

In the sessions participants will Evoke:

• Increased self-expression 
• Improved self-management 
• Strengthened self-efficacy

This group is appropriate for people living with issues of anxiety, impulse control, self-esteem, mood swings andisolation who may also be receiving care from other licensed health professionals.

Session Dates & Details

*Registration open until March 17, 2020.

All music therapy groups offered have a minimum registration requirement. Once this is reached, those who are pre-registered will be informed of program dates for the spring and future sessions.

Please contact to be added to the pre-registration list.

Wednesday, March 4 to April 15, 2020
Session #1 – 1:00 – 2:30pm
Session #2 – 6:00 – 7:30pm

Registration – $20
Session Costs – $210 for 7 weeks (90 minutes per session)

Maximum: 8 participants
*Adults 21+

Get In Touch

For more information contact Karlene at:

To register call the Conservatory or Performing Arts office: