LOUISVILLE, Ky.–Potential students, healthcare professionals and the public can learn about music therapy and the University of Louisville music therapy program Feb. 18 at the third annual Music Therapy Day.

    Music therapy is the use of music and musical activities to help restore, improve or maintain mental and physical health. Music therapists may work with any age group and with people with a variety of disabilities. U of L has offered a music therapy degree since 2000.

    Music Therapy Day will start at 8:30 a.m. and end at 2 p.m. In the morning, participants will get an overview of music therapy, hear from students who are doing clinical practicum this semester and sit in on a music therapy techniques class. Lunch will be provided at noon.

    After lunch, participants can sit in on a rehearsal of the University Wind Ensemble or the Collegiate Chorale. A campus tour will be available at 2 p.m.

    Music Therapy Day activities are free, but reservations are requested. Participants should indicate by Feb. 9 whether they need parking arrangements.

    To make a reservation to attend Music Therapy Day or for more information, call Barbara Wheeler at 502-852-2316 or send an e-mail to barbara.wheeler@louisville.edu.