Emeritus Professor Denise Grocke Receives Order Of Australia - ABC Interview

15/07/2016

Music therapy: a brief history

Music has always had an extraordinarily powerful impact on the human mind. It can affect deeply our sense of identity, memory, our emotional and psychic life.

One woman who instinctively understands the transformative power of music is Denise Grocke, Emeritus Professor at the University of Melbourne. She has dedicated nearly fifty years to the therapeutic power of music and was recently awarded an Order of Australia or her pioneering work in developing the profession of music therapy in Australia.

She was recently interviewed on ABC's Radio National about the history and current practice of music therapy. Click here to listen to a podcast of the interview.