‘Music and Health: Promoting excellence in practice’ is a public arts and health seminar presenting the best of Irish Music Therapy and Music and Health Practice. The National Centre for Arts and Health in association with South Dublin County Council, the Music Department of Trinity College Dublin, RUA RED Arts Centre and The Meath Foundation will present this free, public seminar on Friday 23 October 2015.

The event aims to bring together leading specialists in the field to present examples of both music therapy and music and health practice in Ireland, as well as to stimulate debate and discussion surrounding the role of music in healthcare settings.

Date: Friday 23rd October 2015
Venue: RUA RED Arts Centre, Tallaght
Time: 10.00 a.m. – 4.00 p.m.

Speakers include:

  • Prof Desmond O’Neill, Professor of Gerontology, Trinity College Dublin Music and Health: From aesthetic support to formal music therapy
  • Ms Rebecca O’Connor, Senior Music Therapist, National Rehabilitation Hospital, Dublin: The value of music therapy within an interdisciplinary team working with adults and children who have an acquired brain injury
  • Dr Hilary Moss, Director of the National Centre for Arts and Health: Music and Health, a continuum of practice
  • Ms Sharon Murphy, Musician and Ms Carolann Courtney, Arts and Wellbeing Specialist, KCC Arts Service: Singing and Health – A choir for people with dementia
  • Ms Mairead O’Donnell, Musician in Healthcare/Community settings: Music with Babies
  • Ms Caroline Peppard, Senior Health Promotion Officer, HSE: The role of music in promoting health
  • Ms Amy Ryan, Professional Singer, Choir Director, Department of Music – Trinity College Dublin: Vocal confidence experiential workshop

The seminar will be of interest to musicians, music therapists and healthcare professionals looking for professional development opportunities, as well as offering a thorough introduction to music and health for those new to the field.

To book a place please email hilary.moss@amnch.ie


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