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The Integrative Sound and Music Institute Certificate Program has already begun but you can register for individual workshops at the links below. A new session of the training will take place in the Fall of 2019.
The Integrative Sound and Music Institute certificate program is a comprehensive, multi-cultural, multi-disciplinary, and highly experiential approach to the study of sound, music, and voice and their powerful effect on the human organism. Students engage in in-depth study of the therapeutic power of sound and music to transform consciousness and improve well-being. Workshops in this training offer methods and strategies to integrate the sound healing systems taught into a healing practice, including practical applications for professional settings, or for professional enrichment.
In this training, you will learn about the following:
- The therapeutic and esoteric properties of sound from Western scientific, Eastern philosophical, and shamanic belief systems
- How sound has been used to affect human consciousness
- The intersection of art, science, spirituality, and sound
- How sound can make subtle but profound positive changes to the body
- How instruments and recordings can introduce you to higher states of consciousness
- The inherent mystical phenomenon of sound
- The latest applications of sound in the field of medicin.
- That we are all vibrational beings: The universe itself is vibrating, and through the careful and conscious use of sound we can tune ourselves to be in greater harmony with that vibration
- How to develop a plan to build a healing practice
Silvia Nakkach, MA, MMT, is a Grammy® nominated composer, and a pioneer in the field of sound and consciousness transformation. She is a sought-after educator, vocal artist, author, and music psychotherapist. Silvia founded one of the nation’s premier certificate programs, Sound, Voice and Music in the Healing Arts at California Institute of Integral Studies. She is the author of Free Your Voice as well as 15 albums. Silvia will work closely with the SMI students both in person and virtually throughout the course of the program.
- Sara Auster
- Thomas Amelio
- Nacho Arimany
- Ysaye Barnwell, PhD
- John Beaulieu, ND, PhD
- Pat Moffit Cook
- Loire Cotlere
- E. H. Rick Jarow, PhD
- Petr Janata, Pd.D.
- Silvia Nakkach MA, MTT
- Alan Turry
- Glen Velez
• How Sound Heals: Listening from Shamans, Scientist, and Sound Bathers – Silvia Nakkach, October 20, 2018
• The Art of Improvisation: How Music and Chanting Creates Community – Silvia Nakkach, October 21, 2018
• Elemental Rhythm & Entrainment and Auditory Stimulation Lab -Nacho Arimany, November 17-18, 2018
• Music and the Brain (Cognitive Neuroscience Webinar) – Petr Janata, November 27, 2018
• Human Tunein™ Sound Healing Event – John Beaulieu, December 14, 2018
• Biosonics Sound Healing – John Beaulieu, December 15-16, 2018
• Student Clinic—John Beaulieu, December 17, 2018
• Your Rhythm, Your Life: Groove Tools for Mind-Body-Spirit – Glen Velez & Loire Cotler, January 12-13, 2019
• Introduction to Sound Meditation and Sound Baths – Sara Auster, February 9, 2019
• Sound Meditation – Thomas Amelio, February 10, 2019
• Building a Vocal Community – Ysaye Barnwell Ph.D., March 15-17, 2019
• Creating the Work you Love – Rick Jarow Ph.D., April 13, 2019
• Clinical Improvisation – Alan Turry, April 14, 2019
• Free Your Voice Through Shamanic Vocal Cultures & Medicine Melodies – Silvia Nakkach, May 18-19, 2019
• Integration Day-Long Clinic: Facilitating Sessions & Practitioner’s Toolkit – Silvia Nakkach, May 20, 2019
• Mantric Language, Vedic Healing Chants, Auditory Methods – Pat Moffit Cook Ph.D., June 1-2, 2019
• CapStone Students Projects & Graduation Weekend, June 8-9, 2019
REGISTRATION AND FEES
A 9-MONTH, 172-HOUR CERTIFICATION TRAINING
October 2018–June 2019
$3,195 full payment • 18FHH55SA
$3,695 payment plan • 18FHH55SB
Call for payment plan info: 212.219.2527 x2.
Notes: A certificate of completion is offered to those who meet the program requirements. No previous experience in music and sound work is required for this training.
New York Open Center
Silvia Nakkach, MA, MMT is a Grammy® nominated composer and a pioneer in the field of sound and consciousness transformation. A sought after educator, vocal artist, author, and a former music psychotherapist, Silvia has served on the faculty of the California Institute of Integral Studies where she created the premier certificate program on Sound, Voice, and Music in the Healing Arts offered by a major academic institution. She is also the founding director of the international Vox Mundi School of the Voice. For more than 30 years Silvia studied North Indian classical music under the direction of the late Maestro Ali Akbar Khan and various masters of the Art of Dhrupad singing. She is the author of Free Your Voice (Sounds True). Silvia has released 15 CD-Albums, her music drawing elements from contemporary avant-garde to ancient Indian ragas. She travels extensively and resides in the San Francisco Bay area. Silvia is the faculty coordinator of the Open Center Sound and Music Institute (SMI) and works closely with the SMI students both in person and virtually throughout the course of the program.
Thomas Amelio intensely studied yogic disciplines and philosophy in India, where he edited Rajarshi Muni’s classic, Yoga–The Ultimate Spiritual Path. He is a founding member of, and has been a senior teacher at Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health for over 35 years, and is President Emeritus of the NY Open Center in New York City. His latest CD is Mantra Darshan–Vedic and Tantric invocations for meditative absorption.
Nacho Arimany is the composer and co-producer of inTime a world music and 9CD rhythm-based music-listening, therapeutic program created to improve brain function, developed in collaboration with Sheila Allen and Advanced Brain Technologies. He is also the creator of The Arimany Method, a movement and voice technique that helps create specific architecture in the brain to promote peak performance, fast learning, and neuroplasticity.
Sara Auster is changing the way the world is engaging with sound and the act of listening. As a sound therapist, meditation teacher, and artist, she has been a driving force in bringing sound baths to contemporary culture. Using a holistic approach to well-being with the transformative power of music and sound, her carefully crafted experiences allow sound to be used as a tool to access meditative states, support self-inquiry, cultivate deep relaxation, and inspire meaningful connection and change. Sara’s work in making meditation and sound baths accessible to all, has gained her recognition as a leading voice in the wellness movement. She has been invited to speak about mindfulness and sound for companies such as Google, Microsoft and American Express. Sara has also facilitated sound baths at public schools, shelters, correctional facilities and hospitals as well as iconic locations including Lincoln Center, Madison Square Garden and MoMA. Her work has been featured in several global media outlets including: The New York Times, Time Magazine, Vice, Quartz, Billboard Magazine and was named a top meditation teacher by O Magazine in 2016.
John Beaulieu, ND, PhD, is one of the foremost philosophers and major innovators in the area of sound healing therapies. A world-renowned speaker, composer, pianist, and naturopathic doctor, Dr. Beaulieu has pioneered a technique called BioSonic Repatterning™, a natural method of healing and consciousness development using tuning forks and other sound modalities based on the sonic ratios inherent in nature.
Pat Moffitt Cook, PhD is a distinguished pioneer in the field of sound and cross-cultural musical healing applications in healthcare and education. Cook has training and certifications in auditory stimulation and sensory integration methods including the Tomatis Method. She is a Fellow of the Association of Music and Imagery (FAMI) and certified in Bonny Method of Guided Imagery and Music (GIM). Cook trained six years with a Chinese/Indonesian grandmaster of martial and healing arts in Indonesia and the United States. Afterwards, she researched musical healing in North India for over a decade. Pat is a certified Vedic Chant teacher by the Krishnamacharya Healing and Yoga Foundation (KHYF) and a certified teacher in Vedic Healing Chant by the Krishnamacharya Yoga Mandiram (KYM) in Chennai, India. Pat is the founder and director of the Open Ear Center in Santa Fe, New Mexico and is the author and producer of the book and CD entitled Music Healers of Indigenous Cultures: Shaman, Jhankri and Nele (Ellipsis Arts; Open Ear Press).
Loire Cotler is a critically acclaimed Rhythm Vocalist whose life is defined by the healing power of music and a mission to show the world the rhythmic power of the voice. Loire is a passionate educator and Music Therapist presenting master classes at The Juilliard School and conservatories worldwide. Loire’s debut recording VoiceNoBorders with Glen Velez, Howard Levy, and Eugene Friesen is scheduled to be released in 2018.
Petr Janata Pd.D., a Professor at UC Davis, received his B.A. from Reed College and his Ph.D. from the University of Oregon. His research focuses on how brain mechanisms of expectation, imagery, sensorimotor coupling, memory, and emotion support strong experiences with music, such as music-evoked remembering and being in the groove.
E.H. Rick Jarow, Ph.D. has transformed the way the world thinks about their work, purpose and vocation. As the pioneer of the anti-career movement and author of Creating the Work You Love, he has helped thousands open to their intuition, transform their values into action, and answer their true calling. In the last few years, Rick’s work has centered around the art and science of manifestation (as offered in his book and workshop, The Alchemy of Abundance). Similar to his work in career and vocation, these teachings transcend overly simplistic approaches. They dive deeper – into the alchemical possibilities of loving what is, recognizing your greater purpose and moving towards your own healed vision, on both an individual and a cultural level.
Alan Turry, DA, NRMT, MT-BC, LCAT, 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.
Glen Velez is a 4-time Grammy winning master drummer, founding father of the modern frame drum movement, and Percussive Arts Society Hall of Fame Inductee. Glen is regarded as a pioneer in music for healing with his groundbreaking recordings Rhythms of the Chakras (Sounds True). Glens artistic innovations and 40-year research into the 5,000-year-old history of frame drums have opened new possibilities for musicians around the globe. Glen is an adjunct Professor at The Juilliard School and Mannes College of Music.