Music Therapy in Turkey

The use of music in therapeutic practice in Turkey and the surrounding geographical regions is not a new phenomenon. Until recently, however, the music therapy profession, as it is known in the modern world, had not been institutionalized as a scientific discipline in Turkey. However in recent years, encouraging developments have started to occur in this regard.

In this book, readers will find articles about the perceptions of music therapy in Turkey, the evaluation of the dichotomy of postmodernism and modernism in music therapy, an evaluation of Edward William Elgar’s compositions for patients at Powick Mental Hospital, and music educators’ role and place in music therapy, among others.

The book represents essential reading for those interested in the field of music therapy studies in Turkey, and also highlights the importance of interdisciplinary studies.

Burçin Uçaner Çifdalöz received her Bachelor’s degree from the Department of Musical Sciences at Erciyes University, Turkey, in 2001, and her Master’s and PhD degrees from the Department of Music Education at Gazi University College of Education, Turkey, in 2007 and 2011, respectively. She founded the Music Therapy Association, and currently serves as its President. She is the Head of the Department of Musicology at Gazi University’s Turkish Music State Conservatory.

Emel Funda Türkmen received her PhD from Gazi University, Turkey, in 2006 with a thesis on “the usability of Kütahya folk songs in individual vocal training class as educational materials”. Her main research interests are music education and choir music. She is the President of the Department of Stage Arts at Afyon Kocatepe University State Conservatory, Turkey, and conductor of the Afyon Kocatepe University choirs.

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ISBN: 1-5275-2446-9

ISBN13: 978-1-5275-2446-0

Release Date: 21st January 2019

Pages: 131

Price: £58.99