ConverZations – Music: Your Personal Healthcare Partner

Released 12/07/2017


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Music Therapy – Your Personal Healthcare Partner

CANTON, OHIO (December 7, 2017) – The Canton Symphony Orchestra welcomes Lalene Kay, Director of the Cleveland Music Therapy Consortium to our upcoming ConverZations on December 11, 2017 at noon.  ConverZations is a series of free public discussions, held at the Zimmermann Symphony Center (2331 17th Street NW), and features a variety of guest speakers who provide a pleasant and entertaining way for audience members to “get inside” the music. Sponsored by T.K. and Faye A. Heston, the ConverZations Series will continue on the second Monday of every month until April 2018.

For our third ConverZations, Lalene Kay, Director of Cleveland Music Therapy Consortium, will be speaking about her work in music therapy. Music Therapists use music to support healing, learning, movement and memory for many. This will help listeners gain a new knowledge and appreciation of how music can affect us. After the qualified music therapist has assessed the strengths and needs of their client, he or she will then provide the indicated treatment such as creating, singing, moving to, and/or listening to music. With the help of musical involvement in the therapeutic context, the client’s lives are strengthened and they will have new abilities.

Larlene Kay is a board- certified music therapist through the Certification Board for Music Therapists as well as a certified activity consultant through the National Certification Council of Activity Professionals. Her workshop and conference presentations include the Great Lakes, Mid-Atlantic and Western regional conferences of the American Music Therapy Association. Kay is a music therapy consultant for Fairview Hospital adult day care center and state board member of the Ohio Music Educators Association as the special leaners chair.

For more information on upcoming ConverZations lectures and other events run by the Canton Symphony Orchestra, visit and find each of our ConverZations events on our calendar to learn about our upcoming events.

Founded in 1937, the Canton Symphony Orchestra is celebrating our 80th anniversary and is a fully professional ensemble and organization dedicated to performing concerts that enrich, educate and entertain residents of Stark County and beyond. The orchestra performs classical, holiday, casual, and a variety of educational programs in Umstattd Performing Arts Hall, adjacent to the Zimmermann Symphony Center at 2323 17th Street NW, Canton, Ohio, as well as other venues in Stark County. For more information, please visit or call (330)452-2094. Administrative offices are located at the Zimmermann Symphony Center 2331 17th Street NW, Canton OH 44708.


Dan Cavalancia

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