Nordoff Robbins Master of Music Therapy Graduation 2018

Today, 19 October 2018, Nordoff Robbins students, staff and family celebrated as ten students from of our Master of Music Therapy programme and one student from our PhD programme graduated at a ceremony hosted in the Nordoff Robbins London Centre.

Congratulations to our 10 newly graduated Music Therapists

Recognising the continuing close relationship with Goldsmiths, University of London, who validate the two-year programme, degrees were awarded to MMT Graduates by Professor Simon McVeigh – Goldsmiths Professor of Music and Academic Director of Research Policy.

Dr Simon Procter, Nordoff Robbins Director of Music Services and convenor of the MMT Programme congratulated graduates, charging them to take the attitude they adopted throughout the training into every school, hospital, clinic, care home and hospice they now work in. Simon said:

First and foremost we are here today to mark the achievements of some remarkable people, of whom we are very proud…

At the heart of Nordoff Robbins training remains our commitment to this music-centred, pragmatic, humanitarian and highly skilled approach to music therapy: and we want to make it as widely available to people as possible. And that is underpinned by investing in the training of musicians like you, equipping you with the skills, knowledge and understanding you need to go out and grow the Nordoff Robbins approach to music therapy across the UK and maybe even beyond.

As you move from being graduands to being graduates, so you become not our students any more, but our colleagues.

And congratulations to Giorgos for being awarded his PhD

In addition to the ten graduates on from our MMT programme, today also marked the culmination of seven years of work by Dr Giorgos Tsiris, who has been awarded his PhD following succesful completion of a thesis exploring spirituality in music. 

Congratulating Giorgos, Professor Gary Andsell, Convenor of the Nordoff Robbins MPhil/PhD Programme said:

Giorgos’ thesis explores the relationship between music therapy and spirituality, and is the first to systematically explore this area. A PhD comes as a result of incredible tenacity and originality. Giorgos’ work exemplifies this, and we congratulate him for an outstanding effort. 

 

Our best wishes to all graduates!