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10 Domains of Music Care

Clarify. Navigate. Optimize.

Music care initiatives and interventions can fall into ten domains of delivery. Understanding these different dimensions helps healthcare leaders and administrators know what to expect when hiring someone to use music in care, and what various trainings and specialties exist already. It also helps these leaders map what music care initiatives and interventions exist already, plan for innovative music care projects, and hire appropriately trained personnel. Some programs and services may fall into more than domain.





Key Highlights

 Community Music Accessing music performance between healthcare site and community-at-large
 Music Care Specialties Performing therapeutically-intended music by practitioners with certified training
 Music Therapy Providing treatment using music within a therapeutic relationship as an accredited scope of practice
 Musicking Engaging informally and spontaneously with music
 Music Programming Integrating music formally in programs
 Music Technology Incorporating technology to deliver music for a care-related goal
 Sound Environment Bringing intentionality to sounds made in the care environment
 Music Medicine Administring prescriptive music-based interventions for medically related outcomes
 Music Care Training Training to integrate music into regular care practice
 Music Care Research Investing in evidence-based research using music and music strategies to enhance care