Keeping in Time With Groove: An Experiential Exploration of Groove in Music Therapy Conference

Keeping in Time With Groove: An Experiential Exploration of Groove in Music Therapy
(7 CMTEs/LCATsCE credits)

Saturday, March 23, 2019, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Larini Room, Public Square, Molloy College, Rockville Centre, NY 

Conference Description
Explore the concept of groove in the context of music therapy. We will define it theoretically, delve into it through case vignettes, and play it on various instruments, with and without the use of technology.. Participants will learn simple yet effective ways of facilitating groove-based music styles and improvisational techniques in including Blues, Rock, Hard Rock, Salsa, Reggae, Bossa Nova, Funk, and Hip-hop.

Breakfast and lunch will be provided.

Workshop Structure
We will begin by exploring through lecture and group discussion the concept of groove from a theoretical perspective. The etymology of the term, the evolution of its vernacular use, and various views from the literature will be presented. Although it may be initially considered a subjective term, a closer examination reveals that it is frequently used to articulate a specific type of musical experience. Often it is associated with a driving, danceable, and complex rhythmic pattern. Groove oriented music will be defined as music that gains its aesthetic quality mainly from the cyclical, organic, and tension-laden relationship between its rhythmic accents and the implied metric pulse.  

The benefits and challenges of applying groove oriented music in music therapy will be presented and discussed as a group. Ideas about when and how to incorporate groove in one's clinical practice will be exemplified through audio samples and case vignettes. A special focus will be given to cultural, aesthetic, and technological considerations regarding the use of groove.  

The second and major part of the program will be dedicated to acquiring specific technical skills needed to facilitate improvisations based on common grooves; Rock, Blues, Funk, Reggae, Salsa, Hip Hop and others. We will learn through active involvement, playing simple bass lines, melodic and rhythmic patterns, montunos and drum beats as a group. We will be focusing on achieving the rhythmic flavor associated with these various grooves. Sheet music will be provided. Structuring simple Hip-Hop grooves on GarageBand software and with the use of a looper pedal will be demonstrated as well. Participants will explore their personal grooves in our final "educational jam session," as each member will get a chance to lead the group in their own spontaneous groovy concoctions.

Learning Objectives
Participants will learn to apply a variety of musical elements to achieve therapeutic goals. II.5.a Participants will improve functional skills on a variety of rhythm section instruments. II.5.w.1-4 Participants will learn skills to provide music therapy experiences that address the client's aesthetic sensitivity/cultural needs. II.5.v Participants will increase and enrich musical repertoire. II.5.v.  

Speaker: Nir Sadovnik is a music therapy supervisor on an inpatient adult psychiatric unit at Woodhull Medical and Mental Health Center in Brooklyn. He is a faculty member in the graduate music therapy program at NYU, where he teaches piano improvisation, Music Improvisation for Artistic Growth;  Advanced Methods in Music Therapy, and supervises students in the program.

Continuing Education Credit
Keeping in Time With Groove: An Experiential Exploration of Groove in Music Therapy is approved by the Certification Board for Music Therapists (CBMT) for 7 Continuing Music Therapy Education credits. Molloy College, Provider Number 102, maintains responsibility for program quality and adherence to CBMT policies and criteria.  

Music Therapy: CMTE
This conference is approved by the Certification Board for Music Therapists to award 7 Continuing Music Therapy Education Credits. The Provider maintains responsibility for program quality and adherence to CBMT Policies and Criteria for Continuing Music Therapy Education.

NYS Licensed Creative Arts Therapists: LCAT
Molloy College is an approved provider for CE credit from NY State for Licensed Creative Arts Therapists: approval number CAT-0015. This program is offered for 7 hours of CEU credit for Licensed Creative Arts Therapists.

Registration
Online registration is available by clicking here. Please note that if you are registering online, after you enter your charge card information you should click "Continue to Checkout" just once. It can take up to a minute or two for the charge to be processed. If you click more than once the system will void the registration and you will need to call the CE Office at 516-323-3550 to register.

Phone-in registration is available by calling 516.323.3550 with your MasterCard, Discover or Visa. To register in person, by fax or mail, please click here.

Tuition Rates:
Early Registration through January 25, 2019: $90
Regular Registration- January 26 to March 8: $110
Late Registration- March 9 to March 22:  $120
After March 22 or at the door:  $130
Molloy Full-Time Students, (Please use your Molloy email address when registering): $10
Non-Molloy Students (provide copy of student ID): $50
Molloy Faculty and Staff (Please use your Molloy email address when registering): No Charge
Molloy Alumni: 25% discount

Registration is limited. In-person registration the day of the conference is on a space available basis and cannot be guaranteed.

Online registration is available by clicking here. Phone-in registration is available by calling 516.323.3550 with your MasterCard, Discover or Visa. To register in person, by fax or mail, please click here.

Refund Policy:
A full refund will be granted as long as you contact us by March 8. Refunds will not be granted after March 8: however, substitutions can be made up until the day of the conference at no charge.

Location
The conference will be given in the Larini Room (Room 290A) on the second floor of the Public Square Building on Molloy's Rockville Centre campus located at 1000 Hempstead Ave, Rockville Centre, NY, 11571. Travel directions will be sent with your confirmation, but can also be downloaded by clicking here.

If you should need hotel arrangements, please click here for a list of area hotels or call 516.323.3554.

Conference Brochure
Click here to download the conference brochure. The conference brochure will be mailed in mid-November, 2018. To be placed on our mailing list or to be mailed a brochure, please contact Cindy Thomas, Assistant to the Director, Summer Sessions and Conference Services by email at: cthomas@molloy.edu or by phone at: 516.323.3554.

Questions regarding registration?
Contact Cindy Thomas, Assistant to the Director, Summer Sessions and Conference Services
Email: cthomas@molloy.edu
Phone: 516.323.3554

The following are some links about our Music Therapy program that you may find interesting:
Video on Molloy's Graduate Music Therapy Program https://vimeo.com/90795256
Twitter Account for Molloy's Graduate Music Therapy Program https://twitter.com/MusicMolloy
Facebook Page for Molloy's Graduate Music Therapy Program https://www.facebook.com/Graduate-Music-Therapy-at-Molloy-College-101924705247/