Step it Up! The Power of Music Therapy

An Audience-Interactive Experience

Featuring MusicaNova Orchestra’s Principal Clarinetist
and Board Certified Musical Therapist Kristin Fray

September 20th at 3 PM – Scottsdale Presbyterian Church

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Kristin Fray

Music therapy is a special education/mental health profession where engagement in active music making helps a client achieve non–musical, therapeutic goals. Music therapy takes place in numerous clinical settings, such as clinics, client homes, schools, hospitals, long-term care facilities, psychiatric settings, hospice care units, and corrections centers. A music therapist is a credentialed, board certified professional therapist who has earned a music therapy degree and completed a 1200-hour internship in addition to being a trained and competent musician.

Kristin Fray, MM, MT-BC, will tell you about her experiences in becoming a music therapist and working with patients at the Arizona Veteran Home in Phoenix, and give the audience a hands-on demonstration of three different types of interactive intervention activities she uses:

  • A relaxation intervention with rainstick/ocean drum/Native American Flute.
  • A song writing intervention, with different strategies for song writing adaptable to patients’ ability level and diagnoses, and examples of songs the veterans have written.
  • An open-ended drum circle intervention, a fun way to finish the program giving the audience a chance for creativity and to make music together.

Kristin is a graduate of the the ASU Music Therapy Program in the Herberger Institute School of Music.  She earned her BA in Music Theory at ASU in 2004, her MM in Clarinet Performance at the University of Kentucky in 2006, and was accredited by the Certified Board for Musical Therapists in 2006.

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