MUE 650.0004 (#3073) 3 Credits
August 5-9, 2013
9 a.m.-Noon, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
University of Maine, Orono
Room 107, Class of 1944 Hall
Instructor: Alan Wittenberg, MA, C.M.T.
No prior music training required.
A creative and interactive introduction to music therapy, this course will engage and inform graduate and undergraduate students about the importance of music as an essential educational, clinical and developmental tool. Music therapy resources and techniques will be discussed and illustrated as an integrative approach to achieve goals and objectives meaningful to related fields. The connection between music therapy and psychology to brain development and neuroscience will be highlighted. Conceptual and practical models of music therapy will be discussed and demonstrated. This course will make extensive use of workshop activities, analyze video illustrations, and explore web-based research. We will learn by doing.
For registration, contact:
Graduate School, The University of Maine Stodder Hall, Room 42, Orono, ME 04469-5775 207.581.3219. Email: email@example.com
Alan Wittenberg Certified Music Therapist, provides individual and group sessions to clients of all ages at the Surry Music Therapy Center, located in Surry, Maine. Alan also visits and conducts music therapy sessions at:
schools and universities
nursing homes and hospitals
day and residential programs
throughout the state of Maine. Alan also does conference presentations and training in Japan and Russia at the centers that he founded.
MUSIC touches us when words cannot. It is instinctive
and intuitive in all of us, regardless of disability. It reflects who we are
and helps us to realize who we can be.
What one of our client's mother says about the center, “During the course of time in which you (work with my son) eye contact, vocalizing, words (as well as two word phrases) and tolerance for certain stimuli, greatly increases…This is just to let you know how valuable the type of therapy you do is. The part you play in (his) life is making it easier for him to cope with his world and opening it up to him.” Mother of a child with autism." click here to read more>>
Latest News from The Surry International Music Therapy Center
Two New Seminars being offered at Surry Music Center
Treating Autism Spectrum Disorders: Music Therapy and Sensory Integration - Saturday, November 10, 2012 or Saturday, November 17, 2012- read more
Music As Therapy : Music - Memory- Quality of Life for the Elderly - Saturday December 8, 2012 or Saturday December 15, 2012 - read more
View some photos of the Saint Petersburg Center for Music Therapy and Alan's visit. Click here.
Alan gave seminars at universities and hospitals throughout Japan from October 22 thru November 22. Please vist the Japan Page to view his work.
An International seminar at Surry Music Therapy Center with Japanese students from Nigata University
Alan discusses a first of its kind intro level online music therapy course for The Univeristy of Maine System