The Canadian Music Therapy Trust Fund has announced a series of screenings of The Gift Of Music: Stories of Music Therapy, taking place across Canada this month. The documentary portrays the incredible ways that music therapy touches the lives of people of all ages and abilities across Canada. In the film, viewers see how a young man overcomes many challenges to make music his career, meet a newborn without sight who learns to engage her other senses, and are touched by a dying man who is able to record a beautiful love song for his wife. A trailer for the film is available at http://vimeo.com/21257314, and embedded below.
Music Canada is proud to sponsor the venue rentals for the screenings, happening in eight cities across Canada.
The screenings are as follows:
- Montreal (Nov 8), 3pm: Concordia University, Open House/Donation at door – 1515 St-Catherine St W, EV Atrium Room 1.615
- Vancouver (Nov 23), 2PM: Langara College 100 W 49th Ave, Lecture Theatre A122a
- Peterborough (Nov 24), 7PM: Market Hall Performing Arts Centre. Donations at door – 140 Charlotte St
- Halifax (Nov 24), 7PM: Dalhousie University, Rowe Building, Room 1014
- Calgary (Nov 25), 7PM: Plaza Theatre, 1133 Kensington Road NW
- Toronto (Nov 27), 7PM: Palmerston Library, 560 Palmerston Ave, Director Scott Rondeau will be present.
- Edmonton (Nov 28), 7PM: Stanley A Milner Library – Edmonton Room, 7 Sir Winston Churchill Square
- St. John’s (Nov 28), 7PM: Memorial University, 230 Elizabeth Ave, Suncor Room
For tickets or more information, visit the Canadian Music Therapy Trust Fund site. All proceeds from ticket sales will go to expanding music therapy initiatives and pioneering new programs across Canada.