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Conference Events - 16th & 17th February 2018

You are invited to the Music Therapy Charity Tony Wigram Memorial lecture at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama Concert Hall at Milton Court followed by Drinks at St. Giles Cripplegate.

This formal opening of the BAMT conference will take place between 6pm – 9pm, Friday 16th February 2018.

To mark the opening of the conference, international speaker Professor Inge Nygaard Pederson from the University of Aalborg, Denmark, will deliver the Music Therapy Charity Tony Wigram memorial lecture.
The title of the lecture is:

‘Relational understanding of musical processes in music therapy in adult mental health’

Professor Pederson will be introduced by Professor Lynne Williams, Principal of the Guildhall School of Music & Drama, as the conference is graciously hosted by the School and the Barbican in the anniversary year of the first UK music therapy training starting here.

The lecture will be followed via a musical procession to a drinks reception at St. Giles Cripplegate until 9pm, culminating in a performance of JS Bach’s Goldberg Variations, given by Asako Ogowa, teaching professor at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama.

This is a free event for both members of the public and conference delegates. Conference delegates can register for this event when booking online and are invited to bring one non-music therapist to the event as their guest. If you are a member of the public not attending the conference, please email bamtconf@bamt.org to book your ticket. Places are limited; please do book early to avoid disappointment.

We would like to thank the Music Therapy Charity and the Guildhall School of Music and Drama for supporting this event.

All conference delegates are also invited to the evening conference, music festival, drinks reception and debate in the Garden Room, Conservatory, and Frobisher auditorium at the Barbican Centre from 7pm – 10pm on Saturday 17th February.

This is a ticketed event for delegates who again, will be able to bring one non-music therapist to the event as their guest. Tickets are booked when registering for the conference online. There will be an evening of promenade music making, led by students and BAMT members, as well as the centre piece round table, staged as a grand debate. This event will take place between 7pm and 10pm on Saturday the 17th February and will cost £10 per person.

Places will be limited; please do book early to avoid disappointment.