MThNZ AGMPosted on: Sunday, 16 June 2013
The Music Therapy NZ 2013 Annual General Meeting will be held in Wellington on Sunday 22 September 2013. Further details will be sent to all members of MThNZ nearer the date.
NZSM Conference “Linking Cultures” – Call for papersPosted on: Sunday, 16 June 2013
Our partner organisation Te Koki, New Zealand School of Music invites papers for the second research and practice conference in music therapy and related disciplines, Linking Cultures, held at the School's Mount Cook Campus, 23 & 24 November 2013. Please follow the link for information about offering a paper or participating in the conference:
NZJMT IndexPosted on: Friday, 1 March 2013
The NZ Journal of Music Therapy Index has been updated to include the 2010-2012 editions. See the Journal webpage to read or download.
Standards of Practice (2012)Posted on: Monday, 25 February 2013
Code of Ethics (2012)Posted on: Monday, 25 February 2013
The updated 2012 version of the Code of Ethics for the Practice of Music Therapy in New Zealand is now available on the website to view and download. See the Registration page (under "our therapists" in the drop down menu).
Additional paper added to Conference 2012 Presenter ResourcesPosted on: Tuesday, 11 December 2012
An additional paper has been added to the MThNZ Conference 2012 Presenter Resources. See the News page to download your copy.
Subscription rates 2013Posted on: Friday, 30 November 2012
The Music Therapy New Zealand subscription rates have been set for the 2013 year (effective 1 April 2013). Please see the Support Us page for further information.
Presenter Resources from Conference 2012Posted on: Sunday, 18 November 2012
MThNZ Conference 2012 Presenter Resources has been collated from some of the presentations from the Music Therapy NZ 2012 Conference "Music and the Brain – Developing Pathways".
Updated postal address for MThNZPosted on: Sunday, 18 November 2012
Music Therapy New Zealand has a new postal address:PO Box 57220 Mana Porirua 5247
Music Therapy choirs in the newsPosted on: Thursday, 5 July 2012
Music Therapy has featured prominently in the media recently as the success of music therapy choirs has been recognised. Interviews and articles about these choirs have aired on Radio NZ and TVNZ's Close Up, as well as an article in Christchurch's Press newspaper. Links to online copies of these broadcasts are listed below.
Radio NZ: Nine to Noon (19 March 2010)
Laura Fogg, founder of the CeleBRation Choir – NZ's first choir offering music therapy for people with neurological conditions – set up by the Centre for Brain Research at Auckland University; and Iris Matheson, who has Parkinson's disease and is a member of the CeleBRation Choir.
The Press (2 March 2012)
A Christchurch stroke victim, who had lost the ability to speak, has rediscovered his voice in a choir.
TVNZ: Close Up (4 May 2012)
We shouldn't underestimate the healing power of song. In Christchurch a choir has even been established for stroke victims and people with brain injuries. Those conditions often affect the ability to talk and singing can help rewire the brain. Alexi O'Brien has been following the choir's progress.
Radio NZ: One In Five (6 May 2012)
A new therapeutic choir, based upon Auckland's Celebration Choir, has been boosting both the vocal abilities and the confidence of a Christchurch group with neurological disorders.