Submissions for this project are due September 24th. I look forward to seeing all of your submissions!
Here is a transcription of the speaking points about September’s project:
Music Therapy students and interns are eligible to participate in this program and compete for an award of $100 US. Most importantly, by participating, you are sharing knowledge and ideas with the music therapy community at large, as well as helping to advocate for the field. This is the primary purpose of this program, and we are lucky enough to be able to provide a little financial support along the way, thanks to our awesome sponsors.
The objectives of this project are two-fold. First, because it is the beginning of the academic year, your task is to write an original “hello” song. It may be targeted at any population. Think about other elements you include to target specific therapeutic areas, such as cognitive tasks (counting, colors, days of the week, etc.) or social interactions (say hello to your neighbor, etc.)
The second task is to record this original song in the form of a Youtube video. Technology is playing an ever-increasing role in our field, and keeping up with it is a professional responsibility! Let’s see what you can create! Remember to respect confidentiality, and refrain from using patients/clients in your videos.
Submissions are due Friday, September 24. A link to your uploaded video should be emailed to musictherapysrc at gmail.com. Submissions will be judged by a panel of four professional music therapists. This month’s award is sponsored by the Iowa Chapter of Music Therapy, so a HUGE thank you goes out to them!
Thank you, and good luck on your songs! If you have questions, please ask them in the comment section of this post, so everyone can see the answers.