Why a Conference

WHAT?  The Music Care Conference (MCC) is a one day conference bringing together care partners interested in the role music has in quality of living and care. The Edmonton 2017 conference will explore dimensions of music care from experts in the field, including:

  • Opening performance by Sherryl Sewepagaham
  • Dr. Corene Hurt-Thaut – Neurologic Music Therapy and Rehabilitation
  • Julian West – Participatory Arts and Dementia Care
  • Jennifer Buchanan – Music Therapy and Mental Health
  • Lois Samis Lund – Experiencing the harp and hand bells in care
  • Nadia Chana – Music for Grief and Bereavement
  • Kim Denis – Singing for Health and Well-being
  • Sasha Campbell – Using Expressive Arts in Care
  • Closing keynote presentation/performance by Sean McCann, founding member of Great Big Sea

WHY?  Music is increasingly being recognized in health care communities as an effective means of care.  Music care is an approach that uses music with intention, knowing that therapeutic principles of sound and music affect us and can have specific outcomes.  Music care integrates sound, silence and music into life, paying close attention to how interpersonal connections and human contact is enhanced through music associations. 

WHO?  MCC is for anyone who wants to learn more about the role music plays in care. Participants include allied healthcare providers, family and volunteer caregivers, care receivers, musicians, faith-based and community agencies, students and the community-at-large. 

WHEN?     Monday, November 6, 2017

WHERE?   Winspear Centre, Edmonton, AB

HOW?   or by phone 905.852.2499 or 844.985.0217

$129 - Early Bird until Sept 22  ● $149 Regular ● $89 for Students and Seniors
   Group rates of 5 or more available – save EVEN MORE by registering early. Call Deb for details.