Library of Congress Kicks off 60th Anniversary Year of Music Therapy with Special Events

In May, an entire weekend will be devoted to music therapy advances and techniques. On Friday, May 14th at 6:15 PM, Dr. Jayne Standley, Director of the Music Therapy Program at Florida State University will present a lecture about her research on music therapy and premature infants. The following day, Saturday, May 15th, an experiential workshop will feature the work of Anne B. Parker. Anne’s workshop, “Managing Stress and Enhancing Wellness with Music Therapy,” will expose the audience to the many ways in which music therapy techniques can be used to reduce stress and promote wellness.

Make plans now to attend these historic lectures sponsored by one of the world’s most preeminent institutions. Bring your administrators, potential employers, etc., to hear these fascinating lectures in an amazing setting. Plan a weekend trip to enjoy the sights of Washington, D.C. and hear about music therapy at the same time!

If you can’t make it to Washington, D.C., these events will be archived as podcasts on the website of the Library of Congress,, and on iTunes.

Music and the Brain II–The Library’s popular “Music and the Brain” series continued on Friday, March 12th at 6:15 PM in the Whittall Pavilion, Dr. Connie Tomaino, Executive Director of the Institute for Music and Neurologic Function, presented, “The Positive Effects of Music Therapy on Health.”

(From Prof Michael McGuire, 14 March 2010)


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