Concord Hospital Hosts Music for Healing & Transition Program™

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Published on July 02, 2018

Announcing the Music for Healing & Transition Program™, Inc.

Concord Hospital is proud to host the 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 independent practicum. MHTP faculty is experienced CMPs who specialize in their music or healthcare fields. The program is accredited by the National Standards Board for Therapeutic Musicians.

Five class modules dates

  • September 14-16, 2018 (live, videoconference
  • November 10-11, 2018 (on-site at Concord Hospital)
  • January 11-13, 2019 (live, videoconference)
  • March 8-10, 2019 (live, videoconference)
  • May 3-5, 2019 (on-site 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 the payment plan) for the program is $2,440. Students may receive a tuition credit based on healthcare or musical experience.

For program application and course details, visit (the application may be found at or contact MHTP administrative assistant Donna Castaner at (845) 605-1778. For local information about classes in Concord, N.H., contact Alice Kinsler at Concord Hospital Therapeutic Arts & Activity Services, (603) 227-7000 ext. 3867, or email

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