My colleagues Katrien Foubert, Siddarth Sridhar, and I have published a paper entitled "Music Therapy During COVID-19: Changes to the Practice, Use of Technology, and What to Carry Forward in the Future." It's freely available (open access) through Frontiers in Psychology, and may be found here.
I am honored to be one of two speakers talking at the SEADOM (Southeast Asia Directors of Music) 2021 conference, titled "Music and well-being: Perspectives from Musician Practitioners, Music Therapy, and Music Medicine." My talk will focus on two recent projects; the first focuses on a survey study of the recent experiences of music therapists around the world, and their use of technology, during COVID-19. The second project revolves around a music-based Brain Computer Interface (BCI) system being developed for emotion regulation in listeners.
I'm very happy to be presenting virtually today at the World Federation of Music Therapy '16th World Congress of Music Therapy' (WCMT 2020). My presentation is entitled 'Developing Music Technology for Emotion Regulation and Motor Rehabilitation'.
The conference paper describing this work may be found here.
Next week is the culmination of almost a year of planning and organizing: our Lorentz workshop on 'Music, Computing, and Health' will take place in Leiden, the Netherlands, from 4-8 March! (Organizers: Kat Agres, Rebecca Schaefer, Anja Volk, and Susan van Hooren)
We will focus on ideation and future creation of music technologies for healthcare and well-being, drawing from music cognition, computing, music information retrieval (MIR), music therapy, and medical technology. I'm very excited to see what this diverse group discusses and produces. :)