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Posted: Thursday, September 06, 2001

Music for healing classes to begin

The Music for Healing and Transitions Program will begin teaching a music certification program Oct. 19 in Juneau.

MHTP is a course of study that trains individuals to perform live therapeutic music at the bedside. Graduates receive the title Certified Music Practitioner, or CMP. Those served by CMP's include the critically ill, the chronically ill, the elderly, the dying, premature infants, surgical patients, birthing mothers and the injured. Courses are held in five intensive weekend modules. All vocalists and acoustic instrumentalists are considered for participation in the program.

Classes will be held at the KTOO conference room. The schedule for 2001-2002 is: Module 1, Oct. 19, 20, 21; Module 2, Feb. 22, 23, 24; Module 3, April 5, 6, 7; Module 5, June 14, 15, 16; Module 6, TBA. The cost of each module is $375 and there is a one-time $100 registration fee due no later than 30 days before the first module date. Students can begin the program with any module, and complete the requirements of classes, internship, selected reading and reporting, and musical development within two years. A mentor advises each student throughout the program.

To register and receive a complete list of graduation requirements contact Jane Roodenburg at P.O. Box 23003, Juneau, AK, 99802. Phone: 907-463-6714, e-mail: The Music for Healing and Transitions Program is a non-profit educational corporation. For more information about MHTP go to the Web site at

Singers sought for 'King Island Christmas'

Auditions for the principal roles in "King Island Christmas" will be held Friday evening at Perseverance Theatre. The oratorio, based on a book by Juneau author Jean Rogers, will be performed at the Juneau-Douglas High School auditorium Dec. 6 to 9. To set up an audition call Anita MaynardLosh at 364-2421, ext. 23.

The production will include a community chorus, and auditions for the chorus will be held later. Anyone interested in the chorus should call 364-2421, ext. 42, and leave a name, number and voice part.

"King Island Christmas" will feature singers from Perseverance Theatre and the Alaska Youth Choir and musicians from the Juneau Symphony.

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