Michael Thaut, PhD
From Confession to Profession: The Evolution of Neurologic Music Therapy
On May 15, 2013, Dr. Michael Thaut, Professor of Music and Neuroscience at the Colorado State University, presented a talk entitled “From Confession to Profession: The Evolution of Neurologic Music Therapy”. The talk presented a historic background for music therapy, the development of Neurologic Music Therapy (NMT) and provided specific research illustration through research data and video examples of some of the strategies of NMT. This talk was presented through the cooperation of the Music and Health Research Collaboratory (MaHRC), University of Toronto and the Ontario Medical Association District 11. The talk was funded by the Connaught Research Fund of the University of Toronto.
Music Care Conference, Faculty of Music
The Music Care Conference was focused on health practitioners and community care givers in Ontario and other parts of Canada and the USA who believe music can enhance and even transform situations, relationships, well-being, neural circuitry and quality of life. The one-day event offered information, instruction, and inspiration through keynote talks, demonstrations, performances, workshops, and resources.
Synesthesia Conference Videos
On Friday May 31, a full-day workshop was held at the Faculty of Music in conjunction with the American Synesthesia Association Conference. The workshop entitled “Crossing Sensory Boundaries” engaged participants in the creation of visual responses to selected pieces of music, and featured talks by International leaders in this field.