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Music therapy participants stage annual concert

by Tonya Durlach

April 8, 2011 | WMU News

KALAMAZOO--Western Michigan University's music therapy program presents its 32nd annual Music Therapy Clinic Concert at 7 p.m. Monday, April 18, in the Dalton Center Recital Hall.

The free, public concert has become a joyous celebration of achievement and an evening of affirmation for the individuals, groups, families and caregivers who have participated in music therapy services at WMU.

One of the first accredited programs in the nation, WMU's music therapy program operates under the auspices of the School of Music and includes training at the graduate and undergraduate levels. It provides community services both in the Music Therapy Clinic and through its affiliation with more than 30 medical, educational and health-related agencies.

Located in Dalton Center on WMU's main campus, the Music Therapy Clinic provides services for residents of Kalamazoo and the surrounding region based on self-referral or referrals made by family members, educators or health professionals. Under the direct supervision of board-certified music therapists, student clinicians use music-based interventions to target both musical and non-musical goals in pediatric, adolescent, adult and geriatric patients.

For more information about the concert or the Music Therapy Clinic or programs, contact Matt Jensen at or (269) 387-4678.