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Body & Harp/Therapeutic Focus Area

Study with These Artists

We have many presenters here this year, both in the workshop space and in the Exhibit Hall, to add to your knowledge about Therapeutic Harp. Sign-up for Thursday's Therapeutic Harp Track (it's on your registration sheet) with Laurence Furr and Edie Elkan if you're just getting started on your exploration of Therapeutic Harp programs. There is some type of Therapeutic Harp workshop in every time period during the weekend. If you're already working in this field, be sure to check out the CEU list that follows to guide your workshop choices so you can earn Continuing Education Units.

When we say "Take care of yourself" we mean it!

 

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Edie Elkan

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Sunita Staneslow
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Janet Witman
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Laurence Furr
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Kim Robertson

Shyamali Hauth
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Joanna Mell
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Jocelyn Obermeyer
Workshop Choices:

Time Workshop Presenter Level
1-2:30pm Therapeutic Harp in Healthcare Edie Elkan Any
3-4:30pm Therapeutic Musician’s Workday Laurence Furr Any
Fri. 8am Sunrise Yoga 1 Shyamali Hauth Any
Fri. 7:30am Water Workout Kathy Kasley Any
Fri. 9:30-11am Therapeutic Harp By Ear Edie Elkan Any
Fri. 1:30-3pm Expand Your Playing Field Jocelyn Obermeyer Any
Fri. 1:30-3pm Harpist, Heal Thyself! Edie Elkan Any
Fri. 1:30-3pm Modal Improvisation Kim Robertson Any
Fri. 1:30-3pm Labyrinth Finger Experience Janet Witman Any
Fri. 3:30-5pm Therapeutic Harp Improvisation & Synesthesia Laurence Furr Any
Sat. 7:30am Water Workout Kathy Kasley Any
Sat. 8am Sunrise Yoga 2 Shyamali Hauth Any
Sat. 9:30-11am Blissful Tone & Phrasing Sunita Staneslow Int.
Sat. 9:30-11am Healthy Harping Hands Janet Witman Int.
Sat. 9:30-11am Marvelous Modes Joanna Mell Any
Sat. 1:30-3pm Clinical Harp & Impromptu Composing Joanna Mell Any
Sat. 1:30-3pm Therapeutic Music Research Update Jocelyn Obermeyer & Kim Sterlin Any
Sat. 3:30-5pm Prevent Injury & Play Better and Faster Alfredo Ortiz Any
Sat. 3:30-5pm Therapeutic Celtic Circle of Modes Laurence Furr Any
Sun. 9-10am Classical Gems for Therapeutic Harpists Joanna Mell Any

 

MHTP Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

All of the therapeutic music programs accredited by the National Standards Board for Therapeutic Musicians (NSBTM) require that graduates maintain continuing education. The requirement is 40 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) every four years. Somerset is proud to be part of this program. Each 90-minute workshop on the list below is worth 1.5 CEUs. Stop by the MHTP table in the Exhibit Hall to pick up the CEU certificate you'll need or see their website for details. Here is a handy list of the workshops for which a CMP can get CEUs:

Workshop Choices:

Time Workshop Presenter Level
Thurs. 1-2:30pm Breton Music Introduction Nikolaz Cadoret Any
Fri. 9:30-11am Authentic Carolan Maire niChathasaigh Int.
Fri. 9:30-11am Compleat Harpist Rhett Barnwell Any
Fri. 9:30-11am Medieval Sacred Music. Alleluya! Nancy Hurrell Any
Fri. 9:30-11am Modes Demystified Maeve Gilchrist Any
Fri. 9:30-11am Music for Shabbat & Jewish Weddings Sunita Staneslow Any
Fri. 9:30-11am Play the Blues Patrice Fisher Any
Fri. 9:30-11am Slow Airs Sampler Kim Robertson Any
Fri. 9:30-11am Snappy Strathspeys Rachel Hair Int.
Fri. 9:30-11am Swedish & Nordic Music 101 Erik Ask-Upmark Any
Fri. 9:30-11am Therapeutic Harp By Ear Edie Elkan Any
Fri. 1:30-3pm Breakout Bass lines Sunita Staneslow Beg-Int
Fri. 1:30-3pm Collections of Edward Bunting Grainne Hambly Int-Adv
Fri. 1:30-3pm Expand Your Playing Field Jocelyn Obermeyer Any
Fri. 1:30-3pm Harpist, Heal Thyself! Edie Elkan Any
Fri. 1:30-3pm Modal Improvisation Kim Robertson Any
Fri. 1:30-3pm Ottoman pieces for harp Tomoko Sugawara Any
Fri. 3:30-5pm Accompaniment & Arranging Ideas & Technique Joanna Mell Int-Adv
Fri. 3:30-5pm Gregorian Chant on Harp Rhett Barnwell Any
Fri. 3:30-5pm Renaissance Gems from the 16th Century Nancy Hurrell Beg-Int
Sat. 9:30-11am Blissful Tone & Phrasing Sunita Staneslow Int.
Sat. 9:30-11am Contemporary Cool Nancy Hurrell Int-Adv
Sat. 9:30-11am Healthy Harping Hands Janet Witman Int.
Sat. 9:30-11am Improvisation without Fear Nikolaz Cadoret Int-Adv
Sat. 9:30-11am Irish Slow Airs Grainne Hambly Int-Adv
Sat. 9:30-11am Marvelous Modes Joanna Mell Int-Adv
Sat. 1:30-3pm Clinical Harp & Impromptu Composing Joanna Mell Beg-Adv
Sat. 1:30-3pm Go for Baroque Rhett Barnwell Any
Sat. 1:30-3pm Manx to the Max Rachel Hair Int.
Sat. 1:30-3pm Medieval Music Erik Ask-Upmark Any
Sat. 1:30-3pm Pop Tunes in a Snap Carol Thompson Beg.
Sat. 3:30-5pm Getting Past Your Mistakes Sunita Staneslow Any
Sat. 3:30-5pm Irish harp music of the 17th & 18th centuries Maire niChathasaigh Int.
Sat. 3:30-5pm Japanese Folk Songs Tomoko Sugawara Beg-Int
Sat. 3:30-5pm Prevent Injury & Play Better and Faster Alfredo Ortiz Any
Sat. 1:30-3pm Therapeutic Music Research Update Jocelyn Obermeyer & Kim Sterlin Any
Sun. 9-10:30am Classical Gems for Therapeutic Harpists Joanna Mell Int-Adv
Sun. 9-10:30am Cuban Rhythms & Spice Alfredo Ortiz Int.
Sun. 10:45am-12pm Early Sacred Music Sam Milligan Any
Sun. 9-10:30am New Tradition Rachel Hair Any
Sun. 9:15-10:30am Psalms of David Sunita Staneslow Any
Sun. 9-10:30am Swedish Repertoire Builder Erik Ask-Upmark Int-Adv

If you find a mistake in any of these schedules pages please let me know!


 

Updated 6/24/18
Workshop descriptions and schedules are subject to change.