Amy Clements-Cortés


Applications of Clinical Improvisation and Aesthetic Music Therapy in Medical Settings: An Analysis of Debussy’s ‘L’isle joyeuse’
Music and Medicine (2014) Vol. 6, No. 2, pp. 61-69

The application and use of clinical improvisation is an important technique in medical music therapy. Through the analysis of Debussy’s ‘L’isle joyeuse’ this study aims to provide the beginnings of a new way of working within a music-centered philosophy for ...

Buddy's Glee Club Two: Choral Singing Benefits for Older Adults/Buddy's Glee Club Two : les bénéfices du chant choral auprès des personnes agées
Canadian Journal of Music Therapy (2014) Vol. 20, No. 1, pp. 85-109

Buddy's Glee Club Two: Singing and Wellness examines physical, social, and emotional dimensions of wellness for older adults participating in a singing program facilitated by two music therapists-a choir leader and an accompanist. The participants included older adults who were ...

Vocal Psychotherapy: Connecting to the Self via the Voice
Canadian Music Educator (2013) Vol. 55, No. 1, pp. 39-41

This article describes vocal psychotherapy, a technique developed by Diane Austin. Vocal psychotherapy promotes personal growth and insight using a variety of interventions such as: deep breathing, toning, vocal improvisation, holding and free associative singing. This article will define music ...

Freeing the Voice Within through Guided Imagery and Music
Canadian Music Educator (2013) Vol. 55, No. 1, pp. 19-24

This paper presents the case study of a 38-year-old female, "Joy," and her Guided Imagery and Music (GIM) process. ]oy was born in Hong Kong and immigrated to Canada in 2008 to pursue further studies along with her husband. Joy ...