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Welcome to the third issue of the EMTC2016 Newsletter!

Contents of this issue:

  • Reminder: Call for Abstracts - closes soon!
  • Pre-conference seminar on PhD research in music therapy
  • Accommodation info
  • Exhibition at EMTC 2016


Reminder: Call for Abstracts - closes November 1st!

Have you submitted your proposal yet?

We look forward to receiving your abstracts for oral presentations, posters, workshops, and roundtables - and to seeing all accepted abstracts published as a special supplement of the Nordic Journal of Music Therapy in June 2016!

Please be sure to meet the submission deadline:

November 01, 2015 . . . only two weeks left!

+ See details & submit your abstract here ...

Pre-conference seminar on PhD research in music therapy

To foster dialogue among PhD students in music therapy within Europe, Viennese PhD students are excited to organise and host a day of meeting, exchanging, and learning from each other at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna (mdw) just before the start of EMTC2016. It will be interesting to hear about all the different topics and approaches of current doctoral research across Europe.

Time & location: Monday, July 04, 2016 | 9am – 6pm | University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna, Austria

Participants: All PhD students currently engaged in music therapy research within Europe and beyond are invited to participate.

Participation fee: EUR 25.00 (including refreshments & lunch), to be paid on-site, in cash.

Preliminary schedule: The seminar will provide an opportunity for networking and learning by sharing and discussing different models and contents of PhD programmes across Europe. Participants are invited to present and discuss their doctoral research in oral presentations (20 min talk + 10 min discussion).

(It is also possible to participate in the seminar without actively presenting.)

Please sign up for this seminar when registering for the 10th European Music Therapy Conference online at (available from November 2015).

Please note: PhD students willing to present their work are asked to send an abstract (200-300 words) to Viennese PhD student Leslie Schrage-Leitner: by March 01, 2016.


Exhibition at EMTC2016

We would like to inform you about the opportunity to rent a pitch for an information or sales booth at the conference in July 2016.

The provided exhibition room is favourably located in the main building of the congress venue, the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna.

Please inform your institution/organisation/instrument maker etc. about this great opportunity for presentation and networking.

For further information and details please contact us at!

Accommodation info

We have the support of a professional conference agency (Austropa Interconvention) who have reserved a contingent of rooms in several hotels close to the conference venue, in various price classes.

You will be able to book rooms in these hotels at the same time as you complete the registration through the Austropa interface (available later this year).

You will be able to choose between hotels within 10 minutes walking distance to the conference venue, and hotels that are centrally located and close to the U4 underground line which takes you to stations "Stadtpark" or "Wien Mitte", both less than 10 minutes from the conference venue.

Depending on hotel standard and proximity to the conference venue, single rooms in conference hotels will be between EUR 58.20 and EUR 129.00 per night (including buffet breakfast and taxes); double rooms between EUR 76.40 and EUR 150.00 per night (including buffet breakfast and taxes).

Detailed information and descriptions of all the conference hotels will follow!

For those looking for budget accommodation, we can recommend the following link:

Have you heard of "Heuriger"?

Watch this clip to learn about Vienna's wine and prepare yourself for the last evening of the conference next year...

We look forward to welcoming you in Vienna in July 2016!

See the conference website and our social network page for detailed information & updates!

Photo: Monika Geretsegger


The conference is jointly organised by:
ÖBM - Austrian Association of Music Therapists
mdw - University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna
WIM - Viennese Institute of Music Therapy

In co-operation with:
EMTC - European Music Therapy Confederation

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