Music Therapy Ambassador

A growing trend in health care today is music therapy, which uses singing, playing instruments, and listening to songs as a therapeutic way to address the physical, emotional, cognitive, and social needs of patients.

Seattle Pacific University, the first university in Washington state to offer an undergraduate music therapy program, will host a nationally-recognized music therapy researcher for a series of lectures on the SPU campus on Thursday, May 12.

Dr. Lane is a spokesperson for the American Cancer Society, the associate director of the Seidman Cancer Center, director of music therapy at University Hospitals of Cleveland, Seldman Cancer Center, and Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital.

The lectures on May 12 are:

”Music, Faith, and Healing”

Location: Demaray Hall, Room 150, SPU campus

Time: 1-2 p.m.

Music Therapy and Medicine: Dynamic Partners in Health Care”

Location: Fine Center, First Free Methodist Church

Time: 7-8:30 p.m.

Admission is free and open to the public. Free parking is available in SPU’s Dravus parking lot and in the First Free Methodist Church parking lot. Both Demaray Hall and the church are wheelchair accessible.

Posted: Wednesday, May 11, 2011