On 27 July 2019, the Association for Music Therapy Singapore presented our annual Music Therapy Day through a full-day Symposium. We invited a group of eminent international and local speakers to offer their unique perspectives on the state of music therapy in Singapore.

AMTS Symposium 2019 “Music Therapy in Singapore: Local and International Perspectives” aimed to raise awareness on music therapy in the local scene, the populations we serve, and the work music therapists have been doing in Singapore.

At a glance, here’s what took place

Stuart Wood, MBE, PhD – “What can a home-grown workforce of music therapists offer the people and communities of Singapore?”

Annette Whitehead-Pleaux, MA, MT-BC – “How can music therapy be applied in medical care across the life span?”

Xueli Tan, PhD, MT-BC – “How can we provide accessible, credible and synthesised evidence to support informed decision-making about the effectiveness and efficacy of music in healthcare?”

Ng Wang Feng, MMT, MT-BC – “How can we achieve sustainable development of music therapy in Singapore?”

Tammy Lin, MA, MT-BC, FAMI  – “How can we utilise specifically programmed music to generate a dynamic unfolding process of a person’s inner experience?”  & “Introduction to Music Therapy in Palliative Care”

Evelyn Lee, MMusThrpy, RMT – “How does music therapy in various care settings support older adults such as persons with dementia?”

Fontane Liang, MA, NMT – “What can a music therapist offer to the multi-disciplinary team in helping troubled youth find their feet?”

Eta Lauw, MMusThrpy, RMT & Dawn Chik, MT-BC – “What is music therapy’s role in special education? How does music therapy support individualised education plans for students?”

Chu Xiao Hui, BSc Speech Sciences-Hons; Pearlyn Lee, MMAT; Kayla Wong, MMusThrpy, RMT, NMT – “What are the benefits of collaborative efforts between Speech & Language, Art & Music Therapy?

Symposium Schedule 

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