Announcing the Music for Healing and Transition Program

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Published on January 25, 2016

Announcing the Music for Healing and Transition Program

Concord Hospital is proud to host the Music for Healing and Transition Program® (MHTP) again in 2016. 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 (CMPs)®. 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 a 45-hour internship and required reading. 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.

The five class modules offered at Concord Hospital will be held on: March 5-6; May 21-22; July 30-31; September 24-25; November 18-20, 2016.

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.
The tuition fee to complete all five modules is $2,450 (easy payment plans are available). Students may receive tuition reductions based on healthcare or musical experience, and limited scholarship funds are available from MHTP.

For program application and course details, go to or contact Executive Director Melinda Gardiner at (518) 325-5546 or For local information about classes in Concord, NH, contact Alice Kinsler at Concord Hospital’s Therapeutic Arts & Activity Services, (603) 227-7000 ext. 3867, or email

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