Date & Time
9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Creative improvisation enables one to harness the emotional, aesthetic, organizing, and communicative powers of music. During this workshop, practical musical resources will be introduced through experiential music-making activities with a focus on interaction and instrumental, vocal, physical, verbal, and emotional goal-directed improvisation.
Dr. Turry will demonstrate how to improvise compositionally, creating melodic phrases, rhythmic patterns, and songs, which participants can use in their therapeutic practice or as tools for personal development. Video examples from clinical work will be shared to illustrate the approach.
Students will also become familiar with various treatment strategies, including supporting, enhancing, evoking, and challenging themselves or their clients to meet their goals through music.
A One-Day Workshop
Sunday, March 22, 2020, 9:30 am – 4:30 pm
$180 (Members & Nonmembers)
This program can be taken individually or as part of the Integrative Sound & Music Training program.
New York Open Center
Alan Turry, DA, MT-BC, is managing director of the Nordoff-Robbins Center for Music Therapy at NYU’s Steinhart School. Dr. Turry is on the editorial board of Music and Medicine, The Journal of Music Therapy, Music Therapy Perspectives, and The Nordic Journal of Music Therapy.