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Voices: A World Forum for Music Therapy






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This issue contains a series of interviews reflecting on the 13th World Congress of Music Therapy that was held in Seoul, Korea in 2011. Hosted by the Korean Music Therapy Association (KMTA) and also sponsored by the World Federation of Music Therapy (WFMT), 1309 people from 42 countries (see interview with Dr. Kyungsuk Kim’s ) participated in this historic congress. During the conference, Dr. Petra Kern, the current president of the World Federation, passed her presidency onto Dr. Byungchuel Choi who will begin his Presidency for the next term. We would like to extend our thanks to the conference chair, Dr. Byungchuel Choi, for his leadership, as well as the Local Organizing Committee (Dr. Byungchuel Choi, Carolyn Shim, Dr. Kyungsuk Kim, Jungyoon Yeo, and Dr. Jiyoung Moon) and the Board of the World Federation of Music Therapy. Their time and effort helped ensure that this conference was memorable and invigorating. All of the conference committee members and volunteers welcomed us so warmly. Everyone involved in supporting the World Congress helped in providing logistical support to ensure that each aspect of the conference was planned out with great care and thoughtfulness.

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