Published on October 29, 2019

Announcing the Music for Healing & Transition Program, Inc.

Concord Hospital is proud to host the 2020 Music for Healing & Transition Program, Inc. (MHTP). MHTP, a 501(c)3 not-for-profit educational organization, offers a lively and transforming course of study for instrumentalists and vocalists, certifying its graduates as Certified Music Practitioners (CMP®s). MHTP accepts both amateur and professional musicians.

CMPs are trained to use their musicianship therapeutically in a clinical setting and are employed in healthcare facilities to create a healing environment by providing live music at the bedside. With education and clinical practice in the physics of sound and its effects on the body and psyche, CMPs respond improvisationally to support patients experiencing pain, anxiety, muscle tension, etc.

MHTP is offered in a year-long series of five-weekend class modules on musical and medical topics, plus required reading and an independent practicum. MHTP faculty are experienced CMPs who specialize in their music or healthcare fields. The program is accredited by the National Standards Board for Therapeutic Musicians.

Class Modules
Module 1: January 17-19, 2020 (live, on-line via Zoom)
Module 2: April 18-19, 2020 (at Concord Hospital)
Module 3: June 26-28, 2020 (live, on-line via Zoom)
Module 4: August 21-23, 2020 (live, on-line via Zoom)
Module 5: October 23-25, 2020 (at Concord Hospital)

Once students are accepted into MHTP, they prepare for the module-based coursework with advance readings, establishing their relationship with CMP advisors, and working on repertoire. Following successful completion of the five modules, students are required to perform a 45-hour independent practicum. The maximum tuition cost (depending on payment plan) for the program is $2,440. Students may receive tuition credit based on healthcare or musical experience.

For program application and course details, visit (the application may be found at or contact MHTP at or by phone at
(833) CMP-MHTP (833-267-6487).

For information about classes in Concord, N.H., contact MHTP area co-coordinators:
Pamela Stohrer, CMP:, (603) 464-3688 or
Alice Kinsler, Concord Hospital:, (603) 227-7000 ext. 3867.