TWO-YEAR SPECIALISATION COURSE IN
VOCAL MUSIC THERAPY
The Specialisation Course in Vocal Music Therapy (Corso di Specializzazione in Musicoterapia Vocale - CSMV) is a course that offers concrete and exhaustive answers
on the use of the voice and vocality in the field of music therapy, where sound becomes a contact and communication tool.
It supplies a specific and adequate preparation on the subject, allowing music therapists to deepen the knowledge and development
of their own vocality in a professional perspective.
WHO CAN APPLY
The SCVMT is for music therapists holding a qualification issued in accordance with the CONFIAM (the Italian Confederation of Music Therapy Associations and Schools) protocol and UNI 11592 standard or that have completed an academic degree.
Any applications from students about to complete their training in music therapy will be assessed individually.
ATTENDANCE AND NUMBER OF HOURS
The course lasts two years with classroom learning on 10 weekends (3 of which long) between October 2021 and May 2023. The course also includes 27 hours of online training, for a total of 200 hours of lessons and 80 hours of individual study.
A minimum attendance of 70% of the hours is required. In case of less than 70% attendance, a certificate will be issued for the hours and modules attended.
During the two-year course, assessment methods will be used to measure the knowledge and competences acquired.
At the end of the two years, a thesis will be required to demonstrate the organisational and managerial skills of a project dedicated to vocal music therapy.
Lessons will be held at Villa S. Ignazio in via Laste 22, in Trent, Italy.
The venue offers spacious and functional rooms in a peaceful, green and scenic area of the city.
At Villa S. Ignazio it is possible to book accommodation and full board.
The administrative and academic office is located at A.P.S. Aulòs, in Strada di Rozzol 12 in Trieste, Italy.
Classroom lessons (Fri/Sat 9am-6pm; Sun 9am-5pm): 8/9 October 2021 - 18/19/20 November 2021 - 18/19 February 2023 - 11/12 March - 12/13/14 May 2023.
Online lessons (9am-1pm): 3/4 December 2022 - 4 March 2022.
Dates will be announced later.
OBJECTIVES AND GOALS
The main objective of the course is to supply knowledge and insight into music therapy competences with, regards to vocal communication in clinical preventive and rehabilitative fields.
The goals are to achieve specific and adequate professional preparation in vocal music therapy.
The course focuses on the first instrument available to humans that, in music therapy training, is essential, delicate and little explored.
The SCVMT offers appropriate attention and training on the vocal topic in individual and group relationship, encouraging and intensifying listening, relational, expressive and creative skills, thus enriching the music therapist’s personal and professional resources.
The SCVMT training allows to improve listening and comprehension of one’s own and client’s vocal production in order to implement the music therapist’s competences. This training is applicable to all areas of intervention (preventive, therapeutic and rehabilitative). The course will supply the music therapist with tools to operate more effectively even when there are specific needs related to the client’s voice and vocality.
The SCVMT is a two-year course that offers a series of theoretical and experiential modules and provides global training and preparation in the fields of music therapy, medicine, psychology and music with the purpose of offering a wide and in-depth training on vocal music therapy.
The modules offer the possibility of assessing voice and vocality through different approaches so as to deepen/develop the vocal topic and consequently improve the application methods in the different fields of intervention.
The course is held by specialists with long-standing national and international experience. Each instructor deals with a specific subject related to voice and vocality, contributing to the development of the professional skills of the music therapist.
The training includes both experiential and theoretical lessons, in order to offer adequate and comprehensive training. Each instructor will provide the participants with a complete programme of his/her module together with an updated bibliography.
FEES AND APPLICATION
The annual course fee is €990 (€1,980 totally for the two-year course). The application deadline is 15 September 2022. It is possible to settle the payment of each year in three instalments (15 September 2022, 31 December 2021, 31 March 2022). For payment within 1st August 2022, a reduced fee of €900 will apply for the current year.
To complete the application, it is necessary to follow the instructions below in the given order:
1. Send a short CV to email@example.com
2. Take an online aptitude interview with the course manager
3. Pay the application fee.
Where applications for admission exceed the number of places available, the date of application will be taken into account.
Participation in the course is restricted to A.P.S. Aulòs members only. The membership fee is €15, to be paid at the time of registration with the SCVMT. Membership is valid for 12 months from date of payment.
WITHDRAWAL OR WAIVER
The course will start with a minimum of 14 and maximum of 18 participants.
If the course does not start due to the insufficient number of participants, the SCVMT application fee already paid will be refunded. The A.P.S. Aulòs membership fee will not be refunded.
No refund for the fees already paid will apply in the case of waiver or voluntary withdrawal from the course, exception made to the possibility for the course management to consider a pro rata temporis refund in specific individual cases in the event of serious reasons supported by documentation.