NÚRIA ESCUDÉ

(PRESIDENT)

Núria Escudé. Directora del Master de Musicoterapia Universidad de Barcelona Il3.Musicoterapeuta UB. Psicologa UB y Professora de música. Miembro del comité de Ecarte ( Asociación Europea de artes terapia) Directora y Musicoterapeuta del Instituto Catalán de Musicoterapia. Musicoterapeuta Especialista en la clínica de discapacidades (Autismo,Psicosis, Síndrome de Williams, retardo mental, parálisis cerebral, Síndrome de Down,deficiencias de lenguaje,traumas infantiles,) Coordinadora en programas de Intervención y estimulación musical en Escuelas Infantiles y en la Fundación Baremboim-Saïd. Colaboradora en proyectos de musicoterapia en la Fundación Catalana de Síndrome de Down. Psicóloga y Musicoterapeuta en el Hospital de la Esperanza y el Mar en el departamento de Oncología (Cuidados Paliativos). Cordinadora en los Proyectos de musicoterapia respir Discapacidades y Tercera edad . Diputación de Barcelona y en el Centro Sociosanitario de San Juan de Dios.. Fundación Paliaclinic. Co-Autora del libro Expresión y Comunicación.Ed.Altamar. Ponente en diversos congresos Nacionales e Internacionales de Musicoterapia y Psicologia. Proyectos de Investigación en el hospital Mutua de Terrassa, Hospital Dexeus, Hospital del Mar en Barcelona y Hospital de Sant Pau.Member of the Board of the Directors of the International Association for Music &Medicine

JOSEP PLANAS

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.

VERA BRANDES

Vera Brandes is IAMM’s VP Conferences (International Association for Music and Medicine, New York, USA), Director of the Research Program for Music-Medicine at Paracelsus Medical University, Salzburg, Austria and certified music therapist registered with the Federal Ministry of Health, Austria. She is also board member of I.M.A.R.A.A. (International Music and Arts Research Association Austria), program council to the Human Health Project and member of the scientific advisory board of the Fritz Albert Popp Institute. Vera Brandes was one of the co-founders of the Science Network Man and Music at the University Mozarteum, Salzburg and vice-president of the non profit organization saludArt. She was international program director of the Mozart&Science conferences 2006, 2008 and 2010.

Since 1995, she has been committed to the integration of music in medical therapy and prevention. Since 1999 she organized advanced trainings for medical doctors and therapists in Neurodevelopmental Auditory Training. From 2001 to 2003, she lectured on culture & media at the University for Applied Sciences in Salzburg, Austria. She co-initiated and co-organized the congress “in:fusion – New Qualities in Healthcare”. She is also CSO of SANOSON in Vienna, Austria and developed sanumeda, a patient dedicated hospital radio channel (in close cooperation with Tom Doch) and I-MAT© (Individualized Music-focussed Audio Therapies) for the treatment of psychosomatic disorders.

She has published numerous articles, and presents at international conferences. Before she began her career in science, Brandes was an award-winning music producer and record company owner. Between 1974 and 1999 she released more than 350 CDs featuring a broad spectrum of international artists and promoted a multitude of concerts, tours and festivals. In 1994, she received the award for the Most Creative and Innovative Company in music and media in Germany from the Ministry of Economics.

In 2012 she released the documentary ‘Solar Revolution‘ which introduced the work of biophysicist Dieter Broers and many known scientists in the field of consciousness research.

Book publications: “Music that works: Contributions of Biology, Neurophysiology, Psychology, Sociology, Medicine and Musicology” (English) (Co-Editor: Roland Haas; Springer Vienna, New York, 2009) “Life in Rhythm” (“Leben im Rhythmus”), (only available in German), (Co-Author Christian Salvesen; O.W. Barth Verlag, Munich, 2006).

RAFAEL RAMÍREZ

Dr. Rafael Ramirez is a Tenured Associate Professor and Leader of the Music and Machine Learning Lab at the Department of Information and Communication Technologies, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona. He obtained his BSc in Mathematics form the National Autonomous University of Mexico, and his MSc in Artificial Intelligence and PhD in Computer Science from the University of Bristol, UK. For five years, Rafael was a Lecturer in the Department of Computer Science at the School of Computing of the National University of Singapore. He is currently principal investigator in the H2020 Research and Innovation TELMI (Technology-Enhanced Learning of Music Instruments) project. His research interests include music technology, music thearpy, artificial intelligence, machine learning, and their application to cognition, creative processes, accessible and brain-computer Interfaces, and health and well-being. He has published more than 120 research articles in peer-reviewed international Journals and Conferences, and acted as guest-editor of several special issues focused on music and artificial intelligence. He currently acts as chair and program committee member for several machine learning and music technology conferences.

PATXI DEL CAMPO

Patxi del Campo musicoterapeuta y especialista en técnicas grupales, terapeuta especializado en el método Imagen Guiada y Música (BMGIM) y director del Instituto Música Arte y Proceso, del centro integrado AgrupArte y coordinador del Equipo Vivir con Voz Propia, en Vitoria-Gasteiz. Desde mayo de 2016 forma parte de un equipo de musicoterapeutas que trabaja en la UCI del hospital Santiago de Vitoria – Gasteiz OSI Araba.

VERÓNICA RONA

ROSA MARIA GUTIÉRREZ

- Degree in Medicine and Surgery by the Universitat de Barcelona.
- Specialist in Family and Community Medicine.
- Doctor in Primary Medical Care in Barcelona Nord and Maresme area
- Music Therapist by the Universitat de Barcelona.
- Music Therapist in the Association of Parkinson's patients of Blanes
- Dissemination of Music Therapy in Primary Medical Care ( briefings for staff of Primary Care centers)
- Interest in research on music therapy applied to clinical level.
- Speaker at the II Conference Music and Medicine in 2016 (PRBB - Barcelona)
- Organiser of the 1st workshop of Medicine and Music Therapy. Doctors of Catalonia 2017.
- Organiser od the Music and Health Concert. Casal del Metge. March 2017

ANDREW ROSSETTI

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.

ISABEL MUNIENTE

Compositora, pianista y pedagoga. Titulación Superior de Música especialidad Jazz por ESMUC (Escola Superior de Música de Catalunya) entre otros méritos académicos.
Coordinadora académica del Máster Musicoterapia de Universidad de Barcelona en el que imparte como docente de piano, improvisación, modelo Nordoff-Robbins, conjunto instrumental, workshop soundpainting, etc. desde hace quince años.
Larga experiencia como profesora tanto en escuelas municipales y privadas como en el ámbito de Formación de formadores: cursos especializados, colaboración en diversos másteres de pedagogía y creación musical, intensivos en Conservatorios de música. Asimismo es autora de material didáctico (col. La meva música-Improvisación al piano vol. 1,2,3,4, también en castellano publicado en Boileau desde 2011) y en artículos de revistas especializadas (lamusicoterapia.com,…) Uno de los mayores intereses es entender la educación y la experiencia musical partiendo desde el mundo interior de la persona, y para ello cree en la improvisación como la mejor herramienta pedagógica. Es por tanto especialista en estrategias para fomentar la improvisación y la creatividad en todas las edades.
Líder y componente en conjuntos instrumentales desde tríos a Big Band. Actuaciones en festivales y circuitos presentando álbumes en C.D con artistas reconocidos y al mismo tiempo es autora de bandas sonoras para documentales, publicidad, cortometrajes y largometrajes de directores de prestigio.
Últimamente presenta su trabajo “Musicalización de emociones” enfocado tanto a profesionales de la musicoterapia como a músicos y profesores interesados en integrar la creatividad unida a enfoques humanistas.

ALBA SIMARRO

JOANNE LOEWY

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.

JOSEPH THAPA