This week, we’re celebrating and advocating for music therapy (even more so than usual) in the state of Illinois. The Illinois Association for Music Therapy is holding its annual Fall Meeting and CMTE this Saturday at Illinois State University. I’m especially excited, since as Secretary/Programming Chair, I’ve been planning and preparing for this event over the last few months. The perfect culmination of an entire week devoted to music therapy!
The goal of this week is to educate as many people as possible about music therapy and its many benefits. The Chicago Tribune featured fellow Illinois music therapist Emily Sevcik in an article called Tune In to Music Therapy Week — how cool is that? You can help join us in our efforts just by sharing links to Listen & Learn (you are here!) and the Illinois Association for Music Therapy via email, Facebook, Twitter, and so on.
Every week is Music Therapy Week for me, but it’s nice to have an “official” statewide one…especially since I get to spend part of it with my colleagues from all over Illinois (none of whom live near me). I’m sure I’ll have lots to share with you after our event on Saturday. Thanks for your support, and enjoy your weekend!