Music therapy, artificial intelligence to be highlighted at St. Olaf Lutheran Church

Published 5:54 pm Tuesday, April 16, 2024

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St. Olaf Lutheran Church in Austin invites everyone to a Continuing Education Day in its Fellowship Hall from 9-11:30 a.m. on Thursday, April 25. 

The program is free, and will cover topics of special interest in an ever-changing world. Here is the schedule for this informative morning:

• 9-10 a.m.: What’s New in IT, AI, Scams and Other Tech Topics, presented by Dick Flisrand

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• 10-10:30 a.m.: Coffee and Rolls

• 10:30-11:30 a.m.: The Power of Music Therapy, presented by Emma Evans-Peck, board-certified music therapist and neurologic music therapist from the MacPhail Center for Music in Austin

The first session will cover a wide range of tech topics, but of special interest will be a discussion of artificial intelligence (AI), a topic which has dominated headlines these days. This should help people better understand the debate surrounding this new technology.

The second session on music therapy will cover the dramatic changes that have occurred in this area in recent years with a focus on its neurologic underpinnings. It is a growing body of research has shown how music and arts therapies can be effective tools for addressing health and wellness issues.

MacPhail Center for Music – Austin has recently added music therapy to its programs.