How can songwriting contribute to a person's well-being during times of adversity? In this third lecture in the 2011 series, the Power of Music, Dr Felicity Baker, Associate Professor at the School of Music, University of Queensland, will explore how the creation of songs in a therapeutic relationship can begin to address the psychosocial, emotional, cognitive, and communication needs of people with a range of clinical conditions.
Dr Baker is a researcher in the area of Music Therapy with specific interests in therapeutic songwriting and neurorehabilitation. She has commenced a five year Australian Research Council Future Fellowship for her project, "What's in the music? A lifespan model of emotional and musical creativity in therapeutic songwriting".
Dr Alan Harvey, Winthrop Professor of Anatomy and Human Biology at The University of Western Australia, and researcher in the area of the neuroscience of music, will give a response to Dr Baker's lecture.
This is a Mental Health Week event.
TITLE: Composing the self: The therapeutic benefits of songwriting in adjusting to adversity
WHEN: 6.30pm, Monday 10 October 2011
WHERE: Callaway Music Auditorium, UWA. The nearest car parks are P1 via Winthrop entrance and P23 off Hackett Dr.
COST: This is a free public lecture. All welcome.
Kaye Hill (UWA School of Music) (+61 8) 6488 8536