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PhD Candidate RP MTA CCC

Nicola is currently a doctoral candidate in the Institute for Comparative Studies in Literature Art and Culture – Cultural Mediations (Music Stream) at Carleton University. Her work expands her understanding of our vocal culture. More information about her research can be found when you click here.

Nicola is a Registered Psychotherapist with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario, and is certified by the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association. 

She is a Music Therapist who has worked for over 30 years in the field as an independent practitioner. She is certified by the Canadian Association of Music therapists. Her work has been multi-faceted to include work with children to that with the elderly, hospice and palliative care. With a long and varied career behind her, she has settled into her role now using the voice as her primary tool for intervention in voice centred psychotherapy, clinical supervision, as a teacher, and mentor.

Nicola has served her music therapy community as president of the Canadian Association of Music Therapists, as journal reviewer, committee member, conference coordinator, and proceedings editor. She is currently practicing independently as a music therapist and clinical supervisor for both interns and professional practitioners.

Nicola is a part-time professor at Concordia University in the Creative Arts Therapies department. She is also a contract Instructor at Carleton University in the School for Studies in Art and Culture where she teaches  “Introduction to Music Therapy”. This course is geared toward those interested in learning more about the field and to see if it might interest them as a profession to pursue. As well, she teaches the “Accessibility in Inclusive Design Seminar” in the School of Industrial Design.

Nicola is proud to have been a Research Assistant in the “Research, Education, Accessibility and Design innovation” (READi) program at Carleton University.

Nicola has sung all of her life and currently sings with the Cantata Singers of Ottawa

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