Date of Award

Fall 2016

Document Type



This project addresses the use of music therapy and a variety of activities created for grieving. Examples of music therapy and grieving are described. These include music therapy intervention that extend to provide support for bereaved caregivers and loved ones. In bereavement, music therapy can use music to identify, acknowledge and express people's grief. People can also learn how to use music as a tool for continued coping throughout the grieving process. Musical techniques and the musical patterns that form within a musical-therapeutic relationship motivate participants to communicate. This project focuses on the importance of music in a person's life while grieving, as well as developing coping skills to move on effectively after the death of someone.

Included in

Music Therapy Commons