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Amy Clements-Cortes

Magazine profiles music therapy instructor

“As soon as people experience music therapy, they become believers,” says Amy Clements-Cortes.

The UWindsor professor is profiled in Class Action, a column devoted to careers and education in the Toronto weekly, Now magazine.

Senior music therapist practice adviser at the Baycrest health sciences centre, she says it is frustrating to have to reiterate that the profession is more than entertainment.

“We have clinical aims and objectives,” says Dr. Clements-Cortes. “It’s a frequently prescribed complementary therapy.”

Music therapy professor cited for exemplary character

Amy Clements-Cortes, a music therapy instructor in UWindsor’s School for Arts and Creative Innovation, was praised as a “compassionate, optimistic and inspiring leader” during the presentation of her “Educator of Character” award from the York Region government Wednesday.

The awards recognize community leaders who embrace character and strive to lead by example, the Character Community Foundation explained at its 2013 awards ceremony at the Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts.

Music therapy workshop draws attention in Sudbury

A workshop by fourth-year music therapy student Kylie Klym and professor Amy Clements-Cortes drew television cameras to the Maison Vale Hospice in Sudbury thios week.

Klym is serving a six-month internship at the hospice, providing therapy to its residents and oncology patients at the Regional Cancer Program at Sudbury Regional Hospital.