Music therapy in Montenegro: Perspectives on the current situation — Mirjana Rajčić & Tatjana Krkeljić

Special feature (in progress): Music therapy in dementia and end-of-life care: Mediterranean perspectives

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Music therapy in Montenegro: Perspectives on the current situation

Mirjana Rajčić

Independent scholar, Spain

Tatjana Krkeljić

Music Academy Cetinje, Montenegro

ABSTRACT

Music therapy is in the process of inclusion in Montenegrin society, but it is not officially recognised and acknowledged, and there are no training programmes. Montenegro currently has only two music therapists, neither of whom works in the country. Given the early development of the profession in the country, this report provides information on what has been done in the field of music therapy in Montenegro until today, with no explicit focus on dementia or end-of-life care. An ongoing two-year project supported by the Montenegrin Ministry of Science, Musical Heritage of Montenegro – Musical Practices of Montenegro and their Potential (MusiH), will offer one segment oriented towards applied ethnomusicological approaches to music therapy and concrete therapeutic practice will be organised for the first time.

KEYWORDS

music therapy, Montenegro, MusiH

AUTHOR BIOGRAPHIES

Mirjana Rajčić, MA, is a Montenegrin music therapist working and living in Madrid, Spain. [filermosa81@yahoo.com] Tatjana Krkeljić, MA, is Assistant Professor, Researcher and Vice Dean of Academic Affairs at the Music Academy, University of Montenegro. [tatjanakrkeljic@gmail.com]