PRESENTER: Shane Colvin
DATES: Monday, March 16 
TIME: 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
LOCATION: Aspen Pointe

harpCOURSE INFO: The field of Music Therapy is growing rapidly as a complimentary medicine due to its versatility, non-invasive nature, and relatively low cost to the benefits it provides. From improving post-injury recovery time to helping dementia patients come alive inside, music addresses the common human elements of care and connection with others. As Kenneth Bruscia, professor emeritus of music therapy says, “Music therapy is an interpersonal process in which the therapist uses music and all its facets physical, emotional, mental, social, aesthetic, and spiritual—to help clients to improve, restore or maintain health. In some instances, the client’s needs are addressed directly through the elements of music; in others, they are addressed through the interpersonal relationships that develop client and therapist or group.” 

INSTRUCTOR BIO: Shane Colvin has an MA in Music Therapy from the University of Limerick. A former graduate of MSU, he returned to co-teach a 4 credit Honors Seminar on Music and the Brain in the Fall of 2013, and individually developed and taught a 3 credit course Art Matters: Music Therapy for the MSU President's Fine Art Series in the Spring of 2014. Currently he is a medical student in the University of Washington School of Medicine WWAMI program.



MSU Wonderlust is a high-quality community resource for lifelong learning for the Bozeman area.  Here is university-quality instruction by experts in a huge number of subjects, some multi-week courses, some one-off events.  These offerings come free of homework, exams, or papers: The MSU Wonderlust experience is just a chance to learn new things or review things we’d already studied.  It's also an opportunity to meet people with a wide variety of interests.

The Winter/Spring offerings begin with a reception at the Pilgrim Congregational Church from 4 to 6pm.  It's a chance to meet with the course instructors and side-trip presenters; find out more about their plans.  

Gerry Wheeler, President of Friends of Wonderlust