CBMT and Musicianship

MT-PRO Music Therapy List mtpro@multipro.com
Mon, 25 Oct 1999 22:59:37 -0500

I too have some ideas about the issue of musical competency.  It seems that 
we should require some standards for musical competency to successfully comple
te a MT internship.  I don't consider it reasonable to attempt to measure 
musical performance competency on any written exam.  The internship provides 
the opportunity to evaluate and (continue to) work on these skills.  I do 
agree that a MT must be musically proficient to be able to focus on THE 
CLIENT's therapeutic needs.  I do not, however, consider MT sessions to be 
performance opportunities for the therapist.  I have found it important to 
participate personally in a performing (vocal) group along with my MT work.  
That is how I maintain my own personal musicianship.  This is a very 
important topic for dialogue!

Susan Mandel
-- MT-PRO Music Therapy List, mtpro@multipro.com on 10/25/1999 at 10:57:45 PM

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