News, Notices, Upcoming Events

Symposium 2017: Finding Your VoicePosted on: Monday, 12 June 2017

Symposium 2017: Finding Your Voice

MThNZ is excited to be bringing you the 2017 Symposium, ”Finding Your Voice”.

This event is being held at Victoria University in Wellington, over the weekend of the 12th and 13th August. See here for the Programme details  and here for Presenter Bios and Presentation Abstracts.

Download the Symposium 2017 Schedule of Events

Download Symposium Abstracts and Presenter Bios

Keynote speaker: Dr Diane Austin, Director of the Music Psychotherapy Center in NYC
Major address: Waireti Roesenburg, Wholistic & psychological practitioner

Diane Austin will also be facilitating a two hour experiential workshop, with opportunities to observe and/or participate.

There will be papers on a number of  different areas of work, including practice and research. These will cover the fields of neurology, rehabilitation, communication, and
working with children.

The symposium will also host a book launch, the 2017 MThNZ AGM, and a musical performance!

This will be a great opportunity to meet and network with other Music Therapists and colleagues, and to increase your knowledge and understanding of various aspects of music therapy both within New Zealand and internationally.

Click here for a map of the venue: Victoria University of Wellington, Kelburn Campus, Murphy Building (off Kelburn Parade), level 6, room MY632 

Registration is through Eventbrite.

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Music therapy resources housed at IHC LibraryPosted on: Monday, 11 May 2015

The IHC Library – see holds a number of music therapy resources, including hosting the MThNZ collection.  The library is free to use and open to all New Zealanders.  Please utilise the IHC library for your music therapy resource needs.


New book “Creating Music Cultures in the Schools: A Perspective from Community Music Therapy”Posted on: Monday, 1 December 2014

Dr. Daphne Rickson, Music Therapy Lecturer at the New Zealand School of Music and President Emeritus of Music Therapy New Zealand has co-authored a book with Katrina Skewes McFerran titled “Creating Music Cultures in the Schools: A Perspective from Community Music Therapy”.  The book focuses on the powerful influence music programmes can have on well-being and connectedness in schools.  Further information on the book and how to order your copy can be found in the attached pdf “Creating Music Cultures in the Schools: A Perspective from Community Music Therapy”.