|Keynotes and Programme|
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Cheryl Dileo, PhD, Prof.
Dr. Cheryl Dileo received her PhD in Music Education for College Teaching from Louisiana State University and her Bachelor's and Master's in Music Therapy from Loyola University of the South. She is a Board-Certified music therapist with a number of years of experience as a clinician and consultant. She currently coordinates the PhD Program in Music Therapy and is the Director of the Arts and Quality of Life Research Center at Temple University. She founded the music therapy program at the University of Evansville and has served on the music therapy faculty at Loyola University. She was named the McAndless Distinguished Scholar and Professor in the Humanities for the 2002-3 academic year at Eastern Michigan University. She is currently on the Honorary Faculty at the University of Melbourne Australia, and a member of the PhD Program Advisory Board at Aalborg University, Denmark. She serves on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Music Therapy and has served as Editorial Consultant for Music Therapy: The Journal of the American Association for Music Therapy, the International Journal of Arts in Psychotherapy and the Journal of Music Therapy and MusicMedicine (Germany). She serves as a grant consultant for the National Institute of Health, the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, and the National Cancer Institute. She has held a variety of leadership positions in the National Association for Music Therapy, including President, Vice-President, and Council Coordinator. She played a leading role in the development of the NAMT Code of Ethics, and has Co-Chaired AMTA's Ethics Board. The American Association for Music therapy has honored her with the Lifetime Achievement Award, the Award of Merit, as well as the Distinguished Research/Publication Award. She was the recipient of the 2006 Temple University Faculty Research Award. She has also served in a variety of leadership positions for the World Federation of Music Therapy, including, President, Past-President, Chair of the Commission on Ethics and Business Manager. She developed the WFMT Guidelines for Ethics and Research. She has given more than 200 lectures and workshops in the United States and abroad, having conducted lecture tours on 5 continents. She has authored/edited co-edited 13 books and over 80 book chapters. Currently, she is a co-author of 7 Cochrane systematic reviews on medical music therapy for the Cochrane Library. She has received grant funding from a variety of sources, including the State of PA Formula Fund and the Barra Foundation. Her research interests include: quantitative analyses and meta-analyses of the effects of music therapy in medicine, the development and testing of new music therapy interventions in medicine, particularly involving songs, entrainment, and improvised music; multicultural issues in music therapy practice; and spirituality, meaning and the use of narratives in music therapy practice.
Gerhard Tucek, Mag. Dr.Gerhard Tucek was born in 1961. He is married and the father of two boys.
He completed his studies in “applied cultural sciences”, “action research” and “social- & cultural anthropology” at the Universities of Klagenfurt and Vienna. He qualified as professor in the field of Cultural- & Socialanthroplogy.
His present positions are: Programme-Director for Music-Therapy (Bac / Master) at the Health-Department at the IMC University of Applied Sciences Krems / Austria (since 2009). He is also lecturer at the University of Vienna, the Medical University of Vienna, and the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna. His working fields are medical anthropology, music therapy in clinical contexts, Islamic religious education and Islamic mystics.
Gerhard Tucek is coordinator for music therapy at the “Lower Austria Health and Social Fund“.
According to Austrian Law, he is a registered music therapist in his country.
His main clinical working fields are Intensive Care Unit, Neurological and Cardiological rehabilitation and Cancer treatment.
Torben Moe, PhD, Music therapist.
25 years in psychiatry as music therapist, building up the dept. of music therapy at Sct. Hans Hospital in Denmark near Copenhagen.
Inge Nygaard Pedersen, PhD, Prof.
Professor wst at Aalborg University since 2006. PhD. Held the first position at the five year MA-Programme of Music Therapy, Aalborg University 1981. Head of the Programme 1982 – 1995. Since 1995 Head of the Music Therapy Clinic – A Centre for Treatment and Research. An integrative institution among Aalborg University and Aalborg Psychiatric Hospital.
MA Music Science, University of Copenhagen 1981. Examined relaxation and movement pedagogue 1976. Diplom Music Therapist. Herdecke Germany. (Analytical Music Therapy & Nordoff Robbins Music Therapy), 1981. GIM Therapist, 2004. Specialist Supervisor in Music Therapy, 2010.
30 years of clinical practice (psychiatry, counselling work, supervision).
Co-author of 3 books. Edited more than 50 articles and book chapters.
Coordinator of the national network for music therapists working in psychiatry in Denmark.
Member of The Consortium of Nine Universities.
Member of Edition Board of Music Therapy Perspectives.
Contact information: Professor wst. Inge Nygaard Pedersen.
Karette Stensæth, PhD, Associate Prof.
Karette Stensæth in an associate professor at the Norwegian Academy of Music in Oslo, where she has a Post Doc position in the research project "RHYME - Co-creation through tangible interaction and music" (project partners are Design/AHO, Informatics/University of Oslo and Centre for Music and Health/Norwegian Academy of Music).
Stensæth has broad competence in the field of music and health, and music therapy, with specific expertise in areas connected to music therapy in relation to improvisation and philosophy (in particular Mikhail Bakhin's views). In 2008 she finished her PhD in music therapy with a project called"Musical Answerability. A theory on relationship between music therapy improvisation and action as a phenomenon. She has experience as the coordinator of the Centre for Music and Health (for more information go to: www.nmh.ni/Senter_for_musikk_og_helse). She teaches music therapy (bachelor, master and PhD levels), and has worked over 20 years as a music therapist, mostly within special education. Her latest publication (2011) is an article called "Å skape sin eigen veg heim - ein tekst om identitetsbygging gjennom musikk hos eit barn på ein spesialskole" (To create one's own way home - a text about child's identity building through music in a special education school), in Stensæth, K. og Lars Ole Bonde (eds.); Musikk, helse, identitet, p.161-178, NMH-publikasjoner 2011:3, Skriftserien fra Senter for musikk og helse. Oslo: Norwegian Academy of Music.
Kimmo Lehtonen, PhD
Esa Ala-Ruona, PhD
Marko Punkanen, PhD
Marko Punkanen is a social educator, music therapist, dance/movement therapist and trauma psychotherapist. He currently works as a music therapist and supervisor in private practice. He works mainly with children, adolescents and young adults with traumatic background and with different psychiatric problems. His special interest is on developmental trauma and how traumatic background affects and is related to addiction behaviour. He is actively involved with music therapy and dance/movement therapy training. He is the co-founder of the first extensive VAT/PA-training in Finland, and he has studied the possibilities of VAT in drug rehabilitation. He is also the co-founder of the professional dance/movement therapy training in Eino Roiha Institute, Jyväskylä, Finland. His current research focuses on the role of the body in expression and regulation of emotion. E-mail: