The Power of Music in Health and Social Care

October 12, 2018
University of Nottingham, UK


Music Care Conference Nottingham will be held on Friday 12th October 2018 at the East Midlands Conference Centre in the beautiful city of Nottingham, UK. Building on the success of music care conferences in Canada, the University of Nottingham is partnering with the Room 217 Foundation to bring together stakeholders in music and care in the UK to provide both information and inspiration around the therapeutic use of music.

Participants will experience music in a way that contributes to person-centred, holistic care. Expert keynote speakers and performers as well as local music care innovators will present through academic research, clinical care, and life experience. Participants may include healthcare professionals, volunteer and family carers, care recipients, musicians, students of the arts and social sciences and opinion leaders (Health and Wellbeing Board members, commissioners, councillors). We anticipate this one-day conference will have a lasting impact on services and service users.


Informative and inspirational 2018 speakers

Dr. Corene Thaut
Neurological Music Therapy

Dr. Ming Hung Hsu
Chief Music Therapist

Gareth Gates
Singer / Songwriter
Pop Idol and West End Theatre


9:00 – 10:30
Live Music Now
Room 217 Care through Music
The Science of Music: Neurologic Music Therapy – Dr. Corene Thaut

10:30 – 11:00
Refreshments / Exhibits

11:00 – 12:15
Nottingham People’s Choir
The Practice of Music in Care – Dr. Ming Hung Hsu

12:15 – 13:00
Lunch ‘n Learn – Music Care Training

13:00 – 14:00
Keynote Performer
Gareth Gates

14:00 – 16:00
1. Current Music in Care Research – Institute of Mental Health, Room 217
2. Soundtrack to My Life – John Osborne, JOCO Learning and Development
3. Music in Hospitals – Nick Cutts, Opus Music
4. Drumming for Health and Wellness – Biant Singh, Musician
5. Mens’ Mental Health – Ducking Punches band
6. A Choir in Every Care Home – Live Music Now/MHA

16:00 – 16:30
Endnotes and Close


Thank you 2018 Sponsors