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MSU College of Music welcomes Niland lecturer to campus for public presentation Oct. 12

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

EAST LANSING, Mich. – The MSU College of Music invites the public to hear the 2008 Niland Distinguished Lecturer in Music Therapy, Cathy McKinney, Ph.D., in a free public presentation, entitled “The Psychobiology of the Bonny Method of Guided Imagery and Music.” The lecture will be held Sun., Oct. 12, at 2 p.m. in the MSU Radiology Building Auditorium, with a reception following.

McKinney is a board-certified music therapist and a fellow and primary trainer for the Bonny Method of Guided Imagery and Music (BMGIM) and is published in the areas of music psychoneruoimmunology and mind-body work in music therapy. In addition to her private practice, McKinney is sought after as a presenter and trainer in BMGIM. She is a professor and director of music therapy at the Appalachian State University School of Music in North Carolina.

The MSU Radiology Department is located on the south side of Service Road approximately one-half mile north of Mt. Hope Avenue between Hagadorn Road and Farm Lane, on the campus of Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan.

For more information, contact Professor Frederick Tims at or (517) 353-9856.

This annual lecture series is made possible through a generous gift from Paul and Martha Niland, in honor of Charles K. Smith, professor emeritus of music and director emeritus of choral activities at MSU. Smith conducted the University Chorale and Choral Union, and guided the master’s and doctoral degree programs in choral conducing from 1978-2002.


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