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Musicking: Christobel Clark, RMT

General Details

M Music Therapy, G Dip Ed (Music), B Music Performance (flute), Registered Music Therapist: Australian Music Therapy Association, Registered Teacher: Queensland College of Teachers, Teaching Member: Music Teachers Association of Queensland

Christobel Clark completed her Masters of Music Therapy and Graduate Diploma in Education at the University of Queensland, Australia, after living in Argentina and Uruguay from the age of seven. She completed her undergraduate degree in music performance at the Universidad de la República, Uruguay, where she also worked as a music teacher and performed as a solo flautist.

Since 2009, she has specialised in working with children and adults who have experienced trauma and people with disabilities. She currently runs group and individual programs for organisations as well as accepting private clients. She is also preparing to launch a community choir for women in Brisbane’s north. The project aims to support women who are feeling isolated, down or who are struggling with difficult relationships or life events.

In 2008 she won the Denise Grocke Award for excellence in presentation at the Australian Music Therapy Association’s National Conference for her presentation on incorporating culturally appropriate music into music therapy practice in aged care. She has recently been working in music therapy with migrant and refugee populations in Brisbane.

Additionally, Christobel has been teaching music in both English and Spanish to students of all ages since 1996, both in her private studio and at a music school run by the National Primary Education Board in Montevideo, Uruguay. Her students come from a wide variety of backgrounds and she views each student as a whole unique person with their own needs and interests. She therefore endeavours to tailor each course to suit individual learning styles and personalities. She has given numerous workshops and master classes in both Uruguay and Australia, including a Latin American music workshop at Sydney Conservatorium, flute master classes at Orange Conservatorium, and a Music activities workshop for Educational Therapists at Centro Psicopedagógico de Razonamiento Alphapsi (Montevideo).

Christobel has also performed extensively as a soloist and in chamber groups in the official chamber music seasons in Uruguay, as well as in Australia. In 2001 she was selected by the Tchaikovsky Competition Laureates Association and the State Academic Philharmonic Orchestra of Moscow to represent Uruguay in the Festival of Iberian and American Cultural, Moscow, Russia. Her performances are received by music critics with comments such as “Brilliant soloists: …A highlight of the season, especially Moore, who united feminine interpretative charm and overwhelming flute technique with extraordinarily delicate refinement.” (Giguens Risso, 2004).

These details were last updated on November 20, 2011