International Conference 2008
June 13-15, 2008
Exploring the relationship between music therapy and music education
Sponsored and chaired by
MUSIC THERAPY KEYNOTE SPEAKER:
AMELIA OLDFIELD Ph.D.
Dr. Amelia Oldfield has over 27 years' experience as a music therapist. She currently works at the Croft Unit for Child and Family Psychiatry and at the Child Development Centre, Addenbrookes, Cambridge. She was the joint initiator of the two year MA Music Therapy course at Anglia Ruskin University, where she has been a part-time lecturer for the past 13 years. She has completed four research investigations and a PhD. She has written three books as well as a wide range of articles and chapters on various aspects of music therapy. She has also produced six music therapy training videos. She has run workshops and given papers all over Europe and in the USA. She is married, has four children and plays the clarinet in local chamber music groups in Cambridge.
MUSIC EDUCATION KEYNOTE SPEAKER: LEE R. BARTEL Ph.D.
Dr. Bartel is a Professor of Music at the University of Toronto and Director of the Canadian Music Education Research Centre. He teaches research methods, music and the brain, evaluation, social psychology, choral music, and alternative methods in secondary music, but he also has expertise in vocal technique, violin & viola techniques, and class guitar. With extensive experience as a music teacher at the elementary and high school levels and as a performing choral conductor, singer, violinist, and guitarist, he began teaching in 1969 at the grade 7 - 12 level, and college and university levels since 1975. With broad interest in music education he is the author or senior editor of 16 books and technical research reports, author of chapters in 11 books, 64 refereed academic papers and publications, and well over a 100 other professional publications and presentations. In the mid 1980's he began research on people's response to music with special focus on emotional and intellectual response and social psychological connections. His involvement in research in music and medicine began in the early 90's at Bloorview Kid's Rehab with rehabilitation of attention deficits resulting from head injuries. He also conducted stress studies with the Centre for Health Promotion at U of T and has supervised doctoral and post-doctoral research in music therapy at Lyndhurst Hospital and Baycrest Hospital. Dr. Bartel served on the Accreditation Review Board for the Canadian Association of Music Therapy. He is currently involved in several studies examining EEG response to music at the S.O.N.I.C. Brain Lab at the U of T and is actively involved at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in Toronto in perceptual ability diagnosis and music response research with cochlear implant recipients. Drawing on his extensive research background, Dr. Bartel is the scientific designer of the internationally best-selling Music for Your Health series of recordings on the Solitudes label as well as the SonicAid series with Somerset Entertainment. Among the 20 therapy recordings Dr. Bartel has designed are a number of gold and platinum albums and Juno Award nominations. He is also the music consultant on some 50 Fisher Price recordings for children.
Wilfrid Laurier University, Laurier Centre for Music Therapy Research
Dr. Heidi Ahonen-Eerikäinen & Kerry L. Byers
WLU, Faculty of Music, John Aird Building
Researchers in music therapy and music education
This conference will explore the relationship between music therapy and music education from joint collaborative research perspectives.