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Theremins and Music Therapy

Kip Rosser

I've long thought the theremin could be useful in music therapy, and apparently now Moog Music agrees. According to a press release issued today, Moog Music will be participating in this year’s American Music Therapy Association Conference entitled, “A Wellspring of Innovation in Music Therapy.” The conference is scheduled from November 14-19th, 2006 and will take place in Kansas City, Missouri. Moog is partnering with one of their endorsed Moog Theremin artists, Kip Rosser, to demonstrate how the Moog Theremin can be used as an innovative tool in music therapy.

According to Wikipedia, music therapy is "the use of music by a trained professional to achieve therapeutic goals. Goal areas may include, but are not limited to, motor skills, social/interpersonal development, cognitive development, self-awareness, and spiritual enhancement."

Congratulations to Kip for being selected to represent Moog Music and the theremin at this event. I hope he'll post some notes on his experience when he returns from the conference!

Read the full press release here (PDF).