Fall SymposiumVocal Health and Wellness


Attention: Music therapy students and professionals, does your voice need a break?

Come to the AZMTA 2022 Fall Symposium


Sara Charney, MS, CCC-SLP (from Mayo Clinic)
and Debi Kret, MM, MT-BC, NMT (Founder of Mind-Full Music Therapy Services)

Maintaining vocal health in the contexts of heavy occupational and performance demands.

Experience a holistic approach to vocal health and burnout prevention.

December 10, 2022
1:00-4:00 PM

ASU Community Services Building
200 E. Curry Rd. Tempe, AZ 85281

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$65 for Non-Member Professionals
$55 for Professional Members ($45 before Nov. 19th)
$10 for Non-Member Students
FREE for Member Students

Sara Charney will discuss vocal health, prevention strategies (including myth-debunking), as well as present a series of semi-occluded vocal tract exercises that have been shown to promote vocal efficiency and decrease vocal fatigue.

Debi Kret will utilize movement, drumming, singing bowls, and flute meditations to demonstrate practices students and professionals can incorporate to reduce physical strain during Music Therapy sessions and to promote self-care.

*Debi holds a master's degree in music therapy and advanced training in Neurological Music Therapy (NMT). She also holds advanced training in mindfulness practices, trauma and recovery, Rythm for Life and Village Music Circles drum circle training as well as extensive training and experience with sound healing. She guest-lectures for universities and has presented about music therapy, motivation, and team-building internationally. Debi is a past president of the Arizona Music Therapy Association (www.AZMTA.org) and currently serves on the board of directors for the Drum Circle Facilitators Guild (www.dcfg.net).

AZMTA promotes the professional interests and needs of Music Therapists, instilling ethical standards and professional growth of it's members and advocating for persons that would benefit from Music Therapy Services.

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