Musical Synergy:  An exploration of collaborative approaches with orchestras in children's hospices

Children’s hospices have a strong multi-disciplinary team ethos in which working together to support the very individual physical, emotional, social and spiritual needs of the children, young people and families is central.

This talk explores community engagement in a children’s hospice, broadening the concept of team through collaborative approaches which bring together children and young people with life limited conditions and their families, music therapists, wider hospice team professionals and community musicians from leading London orchestras.  

Victoria will discuss the development, implementation and research into these collaborations accompanied by audio extracts to further illustrate the work in action.

Speaker Biography

Victoria Kammin is a music therapy clinician, educator, researcher and supervisor specialising in paediatric palliative care undertaking her PhD at the University of York in the Paediatric Palliative Care and Medical Complexities Research Group, focussing on child and family experiences of music therapy in paediatric palliative care.  She is also a lecturer at Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh on the MSc Music Therapy training course and External Examiner for the University of South Wales MA Music therapy course.  

Victoria also co-ordinates the British Association of Music Therapy Children, Young People and Families network group and works closely with the charity Jessie’s Fund who support music provision for children within palliative care and special education.

Following the talk, in-person delegates are welcome to join us for tea/coffee and networking. Please note that in-person tickets are limited to 45 people and 100 online and will be given on a first come first served basis.

Registration for in person tickets will close on Tuesday 23 April 2024 and for online tickets on Thursday 25 April 2024.

If you have any questions, you can contact us via  email: [email protected]


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