#MTAdvocacy in Michigan

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January is Music Therapy Social Media Advocacy month and the theme for 2013 is CONNECT.  This event was created to celebrate music therapy and advocate throughout social media avenues.  During this past year, I became the Public Relations chair for the Michigan Music Therapists organization.  So, for my contribution to the #MTAdvocacy cause and in light of my new role, I decided to focus on the connections music therapy has made with local media in recent years.  Here are some articles, interviews, videos, etc. you may want to check out.

June 23, 2011 – A Love Song in Three-Part Harmony tells the story of Louie Morand’s work at the Kalamazoo County Juvenile Home.

March 22, 2012 – Music Therapy Proving Beneficial in Brain Injury Response is an article about Erin Wegener’s work in neurologic music therapy within Spectrum Health.

Sept. 17, 2012 – Eastern Michigan University professor, Dr. Terra Merrill, discussed music therapy on Michigan Radio.  Listen to her interview here.

Oct. 1, 2012 – Another interview & brief article featuring Dr. Terra Merrill on Everything Elderly, a weekly show on 1290 WLBY (Ann Arbor, MI): Music Therapy Offers a Wealth of Significant Benefits.

Oct. 31, 2012 – This is a nice article about Michigan Music Therapist, Rebecca Findley, being selected as the GLR’s first VP-Elect: Great Lakes Caring Hospice Music Therapist Voted VP-Elect of AMTA Great Lakes Region.

Dec 31, 2012 – This article actually came out of Minneapolis, MN, but was posted by Northern Michigan’s 9 & 10 News: MindStart Brings Music Therapy DVDs to Dementia Care.

And, finally, a video that is very near and dear to my heart, A Music Therapy Documentary: Thank You for the Music, which tells the story of the moratorium placed on the MSU Music Therapy program in 2009.


Do you know of other recent Michigan music therapy features?  Please share them in the comments below!

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