- February 27-28, 2016
- 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
California Institute of Integral Studies
1453 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
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An intimate connection exists in music between composition and improvisation. Both use similar structural resources, such as formal procedures of harmonic progression, melodic construction, and rhythmic order. Composition, however, is free from any demands of immediacy, whereas improvisation is the creation of music in the moment and from moment to moment-composed in the living now.
To practice "creative music therapy" is to live at the threshold of artistic and developmental potential. It invites therapists to trust music-making-"music-ing"-as a means of reaching out and searching within, and as an instrument of clinical research. Learn how intuition determines the clinical approach and inspiration for using music in therapy, the significance of the quality of expression achieved, and the importance of order in its form.
Alan Turry, Doctor of Arts (DA), NRMT, MT-BC, LCAT, is managing director of the Nordoff-Robbins Center for Music Therapy at NYU. Considered an expert in the use of musical improvisation as a therapeutic tool, he is recognized for his innovative contributions to the Nordoff-Robbins approach. An instructor of musical resources in clinical improvisation, he is a sought-after teacher both nationally and internationally.