The Ethereal Installations of David Spriggs

Layering acrylic on transparent sheets, the ghostly work of David Spriggs towers over viewers. The artist places varying painted subjects inside these creations, from from varying figures to more celestial bodies. A view from behind works such as “In Utero II” shows how the illusionary quality of the installations carries to varying perspectives. More …

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The Figure-Filled Art of Angelo Musco

Angelo Musco’s textured work uses the photographed human body as its building blocks. The results are landscapes and structures literally teeming with life. Below, his studio offers a preview of his new project arriving this fall: “The Land of Scars,” a work that takes an even more personal and churning turn than previous series.More …

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DIRFloortime and Music Therapy

Hi all, Recently I was invited to be interviewed by Daria Brown, Founder of Affect Autism on Floortime and Music Therapy. This came on the heels of a research article that I had recently published, Investigating the Effectiveness of a DIRFloortime-based Improvisational Music Therapy Program on Communication for Children with ASD. Daria he offered me a wonderful opportunity […] …

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Teaching Behaviors in Music Making? Learning and Developing in Relational Musicing

Hi all, This blog post includes some immediate and brief thoughts regarding the clinical rationale of back-and-forth relational music making between client and therapist. In addition, it touches on the importance of  contextualizing music therapy experineces within a relationship-based framework, as well as emphasizing  the significance of affective-based interactions. To read this post please visit […] …

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35 CMTE Credits: Expand your Assessment Skills within a Developmental Relationship-based Music Therapy Model

Hi all, Expand your Assessment Skills within a Developmental Relationship-based Music Therapy Model. The last IMCAP-ND course of 2014 is being held at Radford University on October 24th & 25th. EARLY BIRD Registration ends on SEPTEMBER 15TH! Are you interested in learning more about assessment & treatment while working within a Developmental Relationship-based Music Therapy […] …

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