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Universal language: Music therapy can be bridge over troubled water

July 16, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

“Music truly is the universal language,” said music therapist Anna Driscoll. “Whether or not we have the ability to communicate in the first place, music has the ability to bridge the gap. Music is able to express feelings we can’t ourselves.” Continue Reading

Gary Towne, Grand Forks, letter: Honor Costes’ contributions to UND

September 26, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

To make a long story short, Therese Costes both designed the music-therapy curriculum and got it approved, including by two accrediting bodies the American Music Therapy Association and the National Association of Schools of Music.
Then she ran the program by herself for nine years. Continue Reading

UND music therapy program: Instrumental in passing first licensing law in the field

September 22, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

VIDEOS: Watch at bottom of articleIn just over a decade, the UND music therapy program has grown from zero students to 45 majors, establishing itself as a go-to program in the region, and working with the Legislature to help pass the country’s first music therapy licensure law. Continue Reading

Teaching with music

March 16, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Natasha Thomas and six other music therapists statewide serve 800 clients each week, and demand is growing. It’s a field that helps people achieve emotional balance through musical expression. From infants to teens with mental health issues to adults with developmental disabilities, she travels from place to place to see them all. She’s loving it, she said, but the profession needs to be more established in the state as it would be under a state law certifying music therapists. Continue Reading