New Zealand Journal of Music Therapy, 2022

The full issue of the journal is published online in December. Selected content may be published early online.
A print edition is also provided for MThNZ members.
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Available later in 2022
Alison Talmage & May Bee Choo Clulee 吳美珠

Professional Practice & Research

Peer-reviewed articles, available later in 2022

Community Voices

Community Voices  articles receive an open review.

Aphasia Choirs Go Global: Individual and Collaborative Journeys Towards an Interprofessional Online Community of Practice
Alison Talmage, Ellen Bernstein-Ellis, & Bronwen Jones

Abstract: Aphasia Choirs Go Global is an international, Facebook group for directors and facilitators of choirs for stroke survivors with aphasia (loss of language after stroke or brain trauma) and others with neurogenic communication difficulties.  Efforts to contact aphasia choirs throughout the world, through online searches and a digital survey, have led to closer international connections and the development of an international, interprofessional community of practice. Our network has seen an increase in online activity during the COVID-19 pandemic, with Zoom meet-ups, presentations, and choir to choir connections. This article outlines the three authors’ individual professional journeys as choir leaders in Aotearoa New Zealand, California, and Australia, together with reflections on the purpose, development, and activities of our international network.
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Editor: May Bee Choo Clulee 吳美珠 .


Available later in 2022

Theses and Publications Alert

NZJMT’s annual celebration of completed Master’s and PhD theses and publications by New Zealand Registered Music Therapists will be updated periodically and finalised in December.
Updated July 1 – download Alert as pdf or docx.

Editorial Team

ISSN 1176-3264
ISSN 2744-631X

Editor:                               Alison Talmage
Assistant Editor:            May Bee Choo Clulee 吳美珠

Image Accessibility Advisor:
Áine Kelly-Costello

NZJMT Advisory Panel (2022):
Helen Dowthwaite NZ RMTh, MThNZ Executive Officer
Nolan Hodgson (Ngāi Tūhoe, Ngāti Awa) NZ RMTh

Assoc Prof Sarah Hoskyns NZRMTh
eil Jourdan NZ RMTh, Chair, Registration Board
Adjunct Prof Daphne Rickson NZ RMTh, MThNZ President Emerita
Penny Warren NZ RMTh

Editorial Advisers (2022):
A list will be published in December.

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