Digital Teaching Activities for Music Ensembles

Looking for something new?

Here is a treasure trove of great ideas from

Krisy Sharpe! (Facebook)

Musical Madness-The Tony Awards-FINALwith links-Copy.doc.pdf

How about a bracket for MUSICAL MADNESS? The links are Tony Award presentations,

each running around 4-5 minutes.

Music Therapy

Throughout my career, students have asked about careers in Music Therapy and I had limited resources to share. I'd like to change that.

What is Music Therapy?

Music Therapy is the clinical and evidence-based use of music interventions to accomplish individualized goals within a therapeutic relationship by a credentialed professional who has completed an approved music therapy program.

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 individuals. After assessing the strengths and 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.

Suggested Programs in Music Therapy

Wartburg College in Waverly, IA UMKC or Drury in Missouri Ohio University in Athens, Ohio SHENANDOAH UNIVERSITY University of Kansas

University of Kentucky (has strong relationship with University of Kentucky Medical Center) Florida State University California State University Northridge

University of the Pacific in CA University of Dayton, Ohio Slippery Rock University East Carolina University Appalachian State University

Arizona State University Western Illinois University Eastern Michigan University Colorado State University Loyola University Montclair State

Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College, Indiana The Catholic University of America, Washington, DC