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Music Therapy

Music Therapy is about actively applying music in human interactions, in order to improve health and quality of life.

Communication skills and social interaction are the foundation of the Music Therapy study programme. Improvisation is central to the study of Music Therapy, as it is an important method of tuning in to different clients, and connecting with them on their own terms.

The Music Therapy department has a strong research team and collaboration contracts with international and domestic research communities and institutions operating in the field. The field of Music Therapy continuously changes in response to the needs of society.

The Centre for Research in Music and Health (CREMAH) conducts research and several outreach programmes. Its objective is to expand knowledge about the relations between music and health.

We work within a line of treatment which focuses on client resources, meaning that the therapist looks for and highlights strengths rather than problems with the client. Initiating treatment on the basis of a client's small or great resources and skills in musical play will often advance existing abilities and allow the client to discover and develop new skills.

Students are trained for professions in health care, social work, and education. Music Therapists are employed in a number of public sectors and institutions, such as:

  • Care of elders
  • Hospitals
  • Drug habilitation
  • Psychiatric care
  • Prison care
  • Special pedagogy
  • Adult learning

Study opportunities

You can study music therapy as a master's subject or take our continuing study course in music and health (Norwegian only).

Contact

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Tone Kristine S Kvamme

Associate Professor

Music Therapy

Staff

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Bente Almås

Senior Lecturer

Music Therapy

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Gro Trondalen

Professor

Music Therapy

Ruth Eckhoff

Ruth Eckhoff

University Lecturer

Music Therapy

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Rita Strand Frisk

University Lecturer

Music Therapy

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Tone Kristine S Kvamme

Associate Professor

Music Therapy

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Tom Næss

Associate Professor

Music Therapy

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Karette Annie Stensæth

Associate Professor

Music Therapy

Venja Ruud Nilsen

Venja Ruud Nilsen

University Lecturer

Music Therapy

Odd Riisnæs

Odd Riisnæs

University Lecturer

Music Therapy

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Even Ruud

Professor Emeritus

Music Therapy

Arne Husjord

Arne Husjord

University Lecturer

Music Therapy

Hans Petter Solli

Hans Petter Solli

Post Doctor

Music Therapy

Are Brean

Are Brean

Associate Professor

Music Therapy

Maria Bovin de Labbe

Maria Bovin de Labbe

University Lecturer

Music Therapy

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Felicity Baker

Professor

Music Therapy

Research Fellows

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Merete Hoel Roaldsnes

Research Fellow

Music Therapy

Gisle Fuhr

Gisle Fuhr

Research Fellow

Music Therapy

Adrian Wangberg Drøsdal

Adrian Wangberg Drøsdal

Research Fellow

Music Therapy

Stine Camilla Flydal Blichfeldt-Ærø

Stine Camilla Flydal Blichfeldt-Ærø

Research Fellow

Music Therapy

Ingvild Stene

Ingvild Stene

Research Fellow

Music Therapy

Ingelill Eide

Ingelill Eide

Research Fellow

Music Therapy

Ingeborg Nebelung

Ingeborg Nebelung

Research Fellow

Music Therapy

Monika Overå

Monika Overå

Research Fellow

Music Therapy