Music Therapy faculty members Sandi Curtis and Guylaine Vaillancourt
have launched a new website as part of their research, entitled Children's right to music: Transforming lives through music therapy
The website, located at musictherapy.concordia.ca, is intended for
those working/living with children with disabilities, particularly
school administrators, educators and parents.
The Children's right to music
website contains a wealth of online resources: The Children's Right
Quick Fact Sheet, downloadable presentations by music therapy experts,
videos of excellence of music therapy in action with children, and a
large number of other resources on information, skills development and
Curtis and Vaillancourt were also recently published in a special issue of The Arts in Psychotherapy
journal on the subject of social justice. The journal was curated and
edited by drama therapist and Concordia alumnae Nisha Sajnani (MA 01)
and art therapist Frances Kaplan.
Curtis' article, Music therapy and social justice: a personal journey
, examines the emergent trend of social justice in music therapy as evidenced across practice, research, and theory.
Vaillancourt's article, Music therapy: a community approach to social justice
, demonstrates how music therapy - and more specifically, community music therapy - can contribute to social justice.
faculty members, along with their colleague, Music Therapy assistant
professor Laurel Young, will be presenting their work at the Canadian
Association for Music Therapy (CAMT) conference taking place at
Concordia from May 3 to 5. Curtis and Young will also be presenting
their work at the inaugural edition of the international conference Gender, Health, and the Creative Arts Therapies
, also hosted by the University this spring (May 5 and 6). Related links: