Erik Baumann MMT was born in Lima, Peru, where he earned his bachelor degree in clinical psychology. There he worked as a psychotherapist, and was involved in several community development projects with at-risk populations. He subsequently earned his Music Therapy Masters degree from Universitat de Barcelona, Spain, where he focused his music therapy training on the childparent bond. He then moved to New York for approximately three years, in which he was heavily involved in such areas as oncology, palliative care, and in his role as an International Research Scholar at the Louis Armstrong Center for Music and Medicine. Erik has now relocated to his home city of Lima, where he is currently working towards developing the field of music therapy in Peru. He has a private practice, and collaborates with Polila, an Art-Therapy Center, where he works with clients of all ages using a music-psychotherapy approach, and is the Director of Musicoterapia Peru, a group of colleagues, with whom he is developing what will become the first ever music therapy service in a hospital in Lima. In order to create awareness of music therapy, he has participated in conferences and given workshops throughout Lima. He has been featured in several Peruvian newspaper articles, TV-appearances and in the upcoming documentary The Worldwide Music Therapy Project. He is a published writer and has presented his work in Spain, Sweden, New York, China and Peru. He is also the Production Editor for the Journal of Music and Medicine, and a member of the Board of Directors of the International Association for Music and Medicine. When not working as a music therapist, Erik dedicates his passion for music as a musician. He has been invited to play with foreign acts that have visited his country and is a member of some of Lima’s most renowned indie rock bands.


Josep Planas MD PhD. Oncologist. Palliative Care Unit and Program of Music Therapy in Terminal Patients. Hospital del Mar. Barcelona. Associate Professor of Medicine. Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB). Member of the Board of Directors. IAMM.


Bernardo Canga, MMT is a Music Therapist at the Children’s Hospital of The King’s Daughters in the Department of Pediatrics at Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk, USA and at the Neuro and Burn/Trauma Intensive Care Units at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital. He holds a Master Degree in Music Therapy from the Pontifical University of Salamanca, Spain, and completed a Clinical Music Therapy Fellowship at Mount Sinai Beth Israel under the direction of Dr. Joanne Loewy. He has published in medical and music therapy journals, lectures regularly in national and international symposiums, and is a member of various editorial boards of medical and music therapy journals. His research interests are currently Music Therapy and neonatal pain. He has a strong professional focus on international health, specifically in Latin America. As an International Medical Educator for Physicians for Peace, he implemented training in Music Therapy and Pediatric Burn Care in the Dominican Republic in 2015 and is working to integrate Music Therapy in neonatal intensive care units in Central America as an effective method to improve neonatal morbidity.


PhD. Marko Punkanen is a music therapist, dance/movement therapist, psychotherapist, psychotherapy trainer, certified sensorimotor psychotherapist® and trainer. He currently works as a music/dance-movement/psychotherapist and supervisor in private practice and as a trauma psychotherapy trainer in University of Oulu, and as a trainer in Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute. He is actively involved with trauma psychotherapy, music therapy and dance/movement therapy training in Finland.

He is the founder and director of the Nyanssi Therapy Centre, which offers music therapy, dance-movement therapy, psychotherapy, vibroaocustic therapy (VAT) and supervision services in Lahti Finland. He is the co-founder of the first extensive VAT/PA-training in Finland, and he has studied for example the possibilities of VAT in drug rehabilitation. He is also one of the founders of the VIBRAC - Skille-Lehikoinen Centre for Vibroacoustic Therapy and Research.

2007-2011 Marko worked as a researcher in Finnish Centre of Excellence in Interdisciplinary Music Research in University of Jyväskylä. He was part of the research team, which investigated the perception and preferences of emotions in music by depressed patients and the efficacy of improvisational, individual music therapy for depression.


Dr. Clements-Cortés is Assistant Professor, University of Toronto, Music and Health Research Collaboratory; Music Therapy Instructor & Graduate Supervisor, Wilfrid Laurier University; Academic Coordinator and Instructor, Ryerson Chang School; Registered Psychotherapist, and Certified Music Therapist, with advanced credentials FAMI and NMT. Clements-Cortés is President of the World Federation of Music Therapy, and Managing Editor of Music and Medicine. She has served as a President and Internship Chair for the Canadian Association for Music Therapy (CAMT); Conference Chair, CAMT 2014; and Conference Co-chair for IAMM Canada 2014. She has given over 100 academic and invited presentations at conferences throughout the world including: the World Congress of Music Therapy, and the International Association for Music and Medicine. Clements-Cortés' scholarly writings have been published in Music and Medicine, Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, Journal of Music Therapy, Music Therapy Perspectives, Barcelona Publications, Sage Encyclopedias, and the American Journal of Hospice and Palliative Medicine. She currently serves on the editorial review board of Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, Music Therapy Perspectives, Journal of Music Therapy, Voices, and Austin Palliative.


Andrew Rossetti is a clinical music psychotherapist, researcher, and coordinator of the multi-site music therapy program in radiology oncology at The Louis Armstrong Center for Music & Medicine at Mount Sinai Beth Israel Medical Center. He has developed several music therapy programs in hospitals both in the United States and in Spain. He is also on the faculty of Montclair State University.

Andrew is the president of the NYC Regional Arts in Healthcare Group and serves on the Board of Directors of the International Association for Music & Medicine

He has lectured on music therapy research and practice in Europe, Asia, Canada, and the United States. Andrew has a strong interest in further developing Environmental Music Therapy in fragile environments, and in using music psychotherapy to address trauma and the diverse challenges faced by people undergoing treatment for cancer.

Andrew is currently a doctoral candidate in the music psychotherapy program at the University of Jyvaskyla.


Centro: Universidad Autónoma de Madrid: Dpto. Interfacultativo de Música, Facultad de Educación.

Categoría profesional:
- Profesora Contratada Doctora
- Coordinadora de la Sección Departamental de Música de la Facultad de Formación de Profesorado y Educación
- Directora del Máster de Musicoterapia (Título Propio) de la Facultad de Medicina de la UAM

Algunas publicaciones:
Del Olmo, MJ; Ruza, FJ; Rodríguez, C; Carrasco, P. (2015) The Effects of a Music Therapy Intervention in PICU as Measured by the Comfort Behavior Scale. Music & Medicine: Volume 7. Issue 2. Pages 20 – 25
Del Olmo, M., Guillén, B. (2012) Musicoterapia en Escuelas de Música, a propósito de un caso de TDA-H. En Mercadall, M. Música, Musicoterapia y Discapacidad pp 231-245. Barcelona: Médica Jims.
Del Olmo, MJ., Rodríguez,C., Ruza, F., (2010) Music Therapy in the PICU: 0- to 6-Month-Old Babies. Music and Medicine 2(3) 158-166.
Moreno, A., Rodríguez, C., Del Olmo, MJ. (2015) The Rhythmic, Sonorous and Melodic Components of Adult-Child-Object Interactions Between 2 and 6 Months Old. Integrative Psychological and Behavioral Science. DOI 10.1007/s12124-015-9298-2
García, E., Del Olmo, MJ. Gutiérrez-Rivas, E. (2014) Educación musical y desarrollo cognitivo asociado. Música y Educación. Núm. 97 p. 34-47.

Proyectos I+D
Colaboradora en proyecto Cooperación Interuniversitaria UAM-Banco Santander con América Latina CEAL-AL/2015-28. “Materialidad y escenarios de actividad en la Escuela Infantil de 0 a 2 años. Análisis de las prácticas educativas en escuelas Iberoamericanas”. (2016)
Colaboradora del grupo de investigación nº 26 del IdiPAZ del Hospital La Paz de Madrid: Neonatología. (2017)


Dr Fred Schwartz is an anesthesiologist at Piedmont Hospital, Atlanta, Georgia.
He is a founding member and on the board of the International Association for Music and Medicine (IAMM). Also on the board of Int. Soc. for Music in Medicine (ISMM). He currently serves on the editorial board of the peer reviewed journal Music and Medicine.
Dr. Schwartz has over 35 years experience using and studying music therapeutically in medical settings-OR, Cardiac surgery, NICU, and L&D. He has given lectures on music & medicine in Europe, Asia, Canada, and the United States. He has had multiple appearances on CNN TV Headline News and CNN Medical News in addition to others.
He has a particular interest in the maternal-fetal dialogue as well as mother-newborn.

Music in Medicine, Chapter in Current Research in Arts Medicine, ed Fadi Hawzi, MD. 1993
Perinatal Stress Reduction, Music and Medical Cost Savings, Journal of Pre- and Perinatal Psychology and Health, Winter, 1998
Music Listening in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Chapter in Applications of Music and Medicine, ed Cheryl Dileo, published by the American Music Therapy Association, 1999
The Influence of Perinatal Music and Sound on Brain Growth and Applications to the Neonatal Intensive Care, chapter in Music Therapy in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, ed, Joanne Loewy, published by Beth Israel Medical Center 2000
Medical Music Therapy for the Premature Baby, Chapter in Music Therapy for Premature Infants, ed Monika Nocker-Ribaupierre, Barcelona Publisher, Gilsum, NH, 2004
A Pilot Study of Patients in Postoperative Cardiac Surgery, Music and Medicine, July, 2009
Pathophysiology of Pain and Stress: Music Therapy Implications for Perinatal, Perioperative, and Chronic Pain Patients, Chapter in Music and Medicine: Integrative Models in the Treatment of Pain, ed Mondanaro&Sara, Satchnote Press 2013
Auditory medical alarms-bad perception leads to bad outcomes, MEDNAX safety newsletter Schwartz, F.J. & Schlesinger,J.J. 2017


Cheryl Dileo, PhD, MT-BC is the Laura H. Carnell Professor of Music Therapy, Coordinator of the PhD Program and Director of the Arts and Quality of Life Research Center at Temple University. She is the Past President of the National Association for Music Therapy (USA) and World Federation of Music Therapy. She is the author/editor of 15 books and more than 100 articles and chapters on music therapy.


Dr. Helen Shoemark is Associate Professor of Music Therapy at Temple University, USA and team leader for Sensory Experience in Early Development at Murdoch Children’s Research Institute, Australia. Her research is focused on the neurodevelopment of at-risk newborns in the context of family.


Jane Edwards is President Emeritus of the International Association for Music & Medicine. She is a founding member of IAMM, and served on the Board of Directors for 7 years. She is an experienced music therapy academic and clinician with expertise in child and family mental health. Since 2015 she has been Editor-in-Chief for The Arts in Psychotherapy. Jane was the sole editor of The Oxford Handbook of Music Therapy, a 50 chapter textbook with contributors from 7 countries. She previously edited the OUP book Music Therapy and Parent Infant Bonding.


rovide and design live music interventions to alleviate discomfort and to improve quality of life in inpatients with cancer and blood diseases. Individualized interventions are created to target specific non-musical goals that aim to improve physical, emotional, and social well-being, providing an opportunity for patients and their loved ones to be better prepared for the challenges of a cancer diagnosis.


Prof. Silvio Luigi Feliciani MA, DMus, D.M.A., Ed.D., is composer, pianist, music therapist with a Master’s degree in Sociology. Currently he is Head of the Music Therapy Deparment in the State Conservatory of Music in Pescara (Italy). He is also Professor in piano repertoire and performance practice and Adjunct Professor in applied music therapy, theory methods and history of music therapy and digital processing of mixer sound. He was director of several State Conservatories of Music for nearly 10 years. He is the author of musicological essays, a manual about VAT (Vibro Acoustic Music Therapy) and numerous musical compositions published by Berben, Edipan, Ruggimenti. A significant bibliography S.Feliciani is available on Wikipedia. In 1989 he was included in the Guinness Records European because he performed (in 19 hours and 55 minutes, first in Europe and fourth in the world) the entire execution of the poem piano Vexation (E. Satie). In 1998 he received the Distinguished Leadership Award by the American Biographical Institute to career. His students of music therapy are appreciated around the world thanks to the academic preparation, for the interest and the passion at the practice of music therapy and for the collaboration with the music therapy schools around the world.


Ralph Spintge MD,, is Director of the Regional Pain Centre DGS at Sportklinik Hellersen; Luedenscheid Germany. Board Certified for Anesthesiology, Painmedicine and Occupational Health, Lifetime Professor for MusicMedicine and lecturer within the Music Therapy Master Course at Institute for Music Therapy at University of Music and Drama, Hamburg; former Adjunct Professor at the Institute for Music Research, University of Texas at San Antonio, Co-Editor-in-Chief of the Journal Music and Medicine IAMM publications. Beginning in 1977 Spintge conducted a series of psychophysiological studies about the anxioalgolytic effects of music in Surgery, Anaesthesia, Pain Medicine, Obstetrics, and Dentistry at various institutions such as University of Hirosaki, Japan, University of Vienna/Austria, Erasmus University Rotterdam/The Netherlands, New South Wales State Conservatorium of Music Sydney/Australia, and several german university hopitals. He was co-investigator within a 10-years research program about "Rhythmicity, Heart Rate Vatriability and Cardiorespiratory Variability / The Neurovegetative Status in Man” in co-operation with the German Max-Planck-Society, based on a grant from Sporthilfe e.V.. His current research is focused upon the impact of medicofunctional music on Heart Rate Variability in chronic pain. Spintge´s publications comprise numerous articles and 22 books about innovations in anesthesia and painmedicine, as well as applications of medicofunctional music. He is founding member (1982) and currently President of the Int. Soc. for Music in Medicine ISMM, honorary member of The Int. Assoc. for Music and Medicine IAMM, Board Member Skille-Lehikoinen Center for Vibroacoustic Research VIBRAC University of Jyväskylä, member of the Int.Assoc.for the Study of Pain IASP, German Society for Medical Psychology, Honorary Member of the MusicTherapy Association of Catalonia/Spain.



Esperanza Torres Serna es doctora en Musicoterapia, (Facultad de Humanidades de la Universidad de Aalborg (Dinamarca); psicóloga, musicoterapeuta y maestra especializada en pedagogía terapéutica.

Como psicoterapeuta, se ha especializado en Terapia Familiar Sistémica y en el método Imagen Guiada y Música ( GIM).

Actualmente, es directora y docente en el Master de Musicoterapia en el Instituto Música, Arte Y Proceso en Vitoria-Gasteiz, y dirige y enseña el Método de Imagen Guiada y Música que se realiza en este mismo Instituto MAP, y participa en la planificación, coordinación y desarrollo de las actividades del Equipo Vivir con Voz Propia (Vitoria-Gasteiz).

Junto a estas tareas, dirige y supervisa los trabajos finales de master de los estudiantes de Musicoterapia que realizan este último en coordinación con la Universidad de Aalborg, así como otros trabajos finales de grado.

Trabaja en consulta privada como psicoterapeuta GIM y terapia verbal. Colabora y coordina las acciones del Equipo de clínica de Música, Arte y Proceso, que ofrece servicios de psicoterapia, arteterapia y musicoterapia, con un enfoque integrador, y sistémico.

Ha presentado su trabajo clínico y sus avances en investigación en diversos foros nacionales e internacionales y tiene publicados diversos artículos en libros especializado de musicoterapia y en el método Imagen Guiada y Música (GIM).


Ann Hannan, MT-BC, has been the director of the Riley Cheer Guild and Music Therapy Programs at Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health, since February 2016. She has over 16 years of pediatric music therapy clinical expertise with a special focus on neonatal and infant intervention. She has presented at local, state, regional, and national conferences on topics such as infant development and bonding, family-centered care practices, professional collaboration, clinical service triage methods, music therapy program development, music therapy advocacy, medical ethics, and professional self-care. Ann supervises the pediatric music therapy clinicians at Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis, Indiana and serves on various hospital-based committees with a special focus on enhancing the hospital experience for patients, their families, and the staff who care for them.


Completed his studies in „cultural sciences“, „action research“ and „social- & cultural anthropology“ at the Universities of Klagenfurt & Vienna. He did his Habilitation in the field of Cultural- & Socialanthroplogy at the University of Vienna. Gerhard Tucek is Professor at the IMC University of Applied Sciences Krems / Austria. Currently he holds the position of a Director of the „Institute for Therapeutic Sciences“ as well as of the „Josef Ressel (Research) Center for personalized music therapy“ According to Austrian Federal Law he is a registered music therapist. His main clinical working fields are Intensiv Care Unit, Neurological and Cardiological rehabilitation and Cancer treatment.


Marcela Lichtensztejn, MT-BC, NRMT, LCAT is the Founding Director of APEM Vanguardia en Artes Aplicadas, Ciencia y Salud, interdisciplinary creative arts therapies and traditional therapies program, in Argentina. In addition, she created and developed the area of music and neurodevelopment in Panaacea, a non for profit program for children with autism in Buenos Aires, Argentina. She is the current Regional Liaison for Latin America for the World Federation of Music Therapy. Ms. Lichtensztejn is a music therapist, piano performer and music educator. Originally from Argentina, she gained her graduate degree in Music Therapy and her Advanced Certification in Nordoff-Robbins approach at New York University, and joined the Institute for Music and Neurologic Function and the Louis Armstrong Department of Music Therapy teams among others. Her areas of clinical and research expertise are children and adults with acquired and degenerative neurological conditions with emphasis in disorders of consciousness, cognitive impairment, speech and movement disorders, musicians with emotional challenges, family support and supervision. Ms. Lichtensztejn speaks internationally on her developments on Nordoff-Robbins music therapy in neurorehabilitation, brain and music processing, the effects of music in neurodevelopment, in cognitive function and in quality of life. She serves on the editorial board of both peer reviewed journals ‘Music and Medicine’ and ‘Revista Brasileira de Musicoterapia’. She has authored the book “Music and Medicine: The specialized application of music in health care” (Ediciones Elemento, 2009, Bs. As.), and several book chapters and journal articles on music therapy in neurorehabilitation and neurodevelopment.


Patravoot Vatanasapt, MD, MS, is a head and neck surgeon and cancer epidemiologist who is passionated about using music in his clinical practice, currently appointed as the head of the Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Faculty of medicine, Khon Kaen University. He graduated in medical degree from Khon Kaen University, Board of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery from Chulalongkorn University, Thailand; and master degree in cancer epidemiology from Harvard School of Public Health, USA. He started applying music in cancer patients, especially laryngeal cancer, undergoing total laryngectomy, and he initiated the integrative music program for comprehensive rehabilitation for patients with laryngeal cancer. He also invented the “tracheomelodica” for pulmonary rehabilitation in laryngectomized patients. In addition, he has facilitated the uses of music for health in various settings as well as in medical education for professional development. He has introduced music medicine to the medical communities in Thailand through lectures and workshops for physicians, health care personnel, as well as medical students. He is among the founding members of the International Association for Music and Medicine (IAMM), former secretary, vice president, and currently the President of IAMM.


Joanne Loewy DA, LCAT, MT-BC is the founding Director of the Louis Armstrong Center for Music and Medicine at Mount Sinai Health System. The Louis Armstrong Center is serving musicians and their unique ailments including chronic fatigue, chemical dependency, performance anxiety and overuse. It also serves children with developmental delays, teens with emotional issues, adults with neurological disorders and all ages of patients with asthma and COPD. Loewy oversees the Department of Music Therapy which she started at Beth Israel in 1994. Dr Loewy has conducted research in sedation, assessment, pain, asthma and NICU music therapy. Her areas of specialty are assessment, hermeneutic research, trauma and supervision. Dr. Loewy is the Editor in Chief of the international, peer reviewed journal 'Music and Medicine' and serves on several editorial boards including the Cochrane Palliative Care review and the Journal for Complementary and Alternative Medicine. She received her doctorate from NYU. Dr Loewy has edited several books including Music Therapy in Pediatric Pain, Music Therapy in the NICU, and she co-edited Music Therapy at End of Life and Caring for the Caregiver: Music Therapy in Grief and Trauma and the new Integrative Advances in Music and Medicine: Music, the Breath and Health. Dr. Loewy is a Founding Member of the International Association for Music and Medicine and she teaches at Hahnemann Creative Arts Therapy graduate music therapy program at Drexel University in Philadelphia and at the University of Barcelona.


Jing-wen Zhang currently is a music therapist at Mental Health Services of Beijing Normal University. Jing-wen received B.A. in major of music therapy at Central Conservatory of Music (Beijing, China). She studied in graduate program of music therapy at SUNY New Paltz (NY, U.S.), followed with an internship and a research fellowship at the Louis Armstrong Center for Music and Medicine at Mount Sinai Beth Israel in New York City. Jing-wen passionately returned Beijing to explore the model of medical music psychotherapy’s application in China. She has served clients with neurological diseases as well as teenagers and adults who have diverse psychological needs and mind-body discordant. Jing-wen authored and co-authored articles which were published on international journals and a Chinese journal. She had presented in the conferences of American Music Therapy Association. Jing-wen was an invited speaker of the 4th International Conference of International Association of Music and Medicine (Beijing, China). She was a general secretary of the past IAMM Conference in Beijing, which was a successful event. Jing-wen is starting her Ph. D life at Temple University in Fall 2017.