MOU – Anglia Ruskin University and SBV

On 10 3 2017, Sri Balaji Vidyapeeth inked a Letter of Intent with Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge, United Kingdom on promoting international academic cooperation, exchanging the materials in education, research and publications related to Music Therapy, exploring the possibility of joint research in the field of Music Therapy. The MOU was signed during the 4th International Conference of Music Therapy titled “Music Therapy: Salutogenic Focus on Health”. The key note address was delivered by  Dr. Helen Odell Miller, director of Music Therapy Research Centre at Anglica Ruskin University, Cambridge who spoke on Music Therapy and adult mental health in the 21st Century. She highlighted the specific ways in which people with personality disorder use music in Music therapy as, music provides a link between emotion and thought, music is used to heighten understanding of expression of emotion, links between memory of abuse and childhood music making can be powerful.  Dr.  Jorg Fachner Professor of Music, Health and Brain at Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge, United Kingdom spoke on Imagery and brain processing in Receptive Music Therapy Settings The MOU ceremony was represented by Hon. Vice Chancellor Prof. KR Sethuraman and Dr. Sumathy Sundar, Director, Center for Music Therapy Education and Research from SBV and Prof. Jorg Fachner, Department of Music, Health and Brain from Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge.