MMag. Barbara Schnetzinger: Music education and music therapy: Contact surfaces and boundaries

Abstract:

The thesis “Music education and music therapy. Contact surfaces and boundaries.”, that was released at the MDW 2010, discusses the similarities and differences of music education and music therapy. For the first time the Austrian Music Therapy Act was used for scientific research and thereby clarity is given for all people employed in these two professional fields.

Learner Objectives:

  1. Which common and different aspects can be seen in the legal foundations of music education and music therapy?
  2. Which role do the two fields music education and music therapy play in the Austrian educational and social system?
  3. What similarities and differences can be seen in music education and music therapy practice?

About the Presenter:

MMag. Barbara Schnetzinger studied music therapy and instrumental education (flute) in Austria (University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna). In her thesis she worked on the topic “Music education and music therapy. Contact surfaces and boundaries.” She is currently studying human medicine at the Medical University of Vienna.

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