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Linfield alumna to give presentation on benefits of music therapy

A Linfield College alumna, Heidi (Vanden Bos) Edmonds, will return to her alma mater to present “What is Music Therapy?” Wednesday, April 4, at 3:30 p.m. in Delkin Hall in the Vivian A. Bull Music Center at Linfield.

Edmonds will discuss music therapy, what populations can benefit from music therapy and why it is so effective. She will also provide examples of how music therapy can be an important complement to medical and other therapy services. Audience members will be invited to participate in a live demonstration of music therapy.

Edmonds graduated from Linfield with a bachelor’s degree in music in 2006. She is currently studying music therapy at Marylhurst University. At Marylhurst, she has focused on learning how to adapt her performance skills on the piano to the field of music therapy and has also begun to develop her guitar skills. She plans to finish her coursework at Marylhurst this spring and hopes to begin an internship in a medical setting within the next year.

The event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact the Linfield Music Department, 503-883-2275.