Dr. Cheryl Dileo
Laura H. Carnell Professor: Music Therapy
Director, Arts & Qualify of Life Research Center
Coordinator PhD Program, Temple University

I am delighted to offer warm congratulations for the establishment of the JAPANESE ASSOCIATION FOR THE PROMOTION OF MEDICAL MUSIC THERAPY. The goals of this association are extremely important in promoting the field of medical music therapy, not only in Japan, but also internationally. Of special importance is the emphasis on research in medical music therapy; this research will inevitably assist in the continued evolution of evidence-based practice in the field and ultimately serve to benefit patients and their families. This association is interdisciplinary in nature. This focus is extremely important in the clinical practice of medical music therapy as well as medical music therapy research. Patients and their families are always best served when the expertise of the interdisciplinary team is employed. Similarly, the synergy of the interdisciplinary team is essential in designing and implementing the highest quality research.

There are various approaches to the use of music in medical settings; music therapy, music medicine and hospital concerts by musicians. Music therapy, which involves the evidence-based use of music and therapeutic relationship to address a wide range of clinical needs in patients; these needs may be physiological, psychological, spiritual, cognitive and/or developmental in nature. In music therapy, both the range of music interventions, specially selected by the therapist following careful assessment, as well as the empathic relationship established between patient and therapist are essential factors in healing. Music therapists undergo specialized training and hold bachelor’s, master’s or doctoral degrees in the field.

Music medicine is the use of music by medical professionals to enhance the patient’s experience during diagnosis and treatment. Music medicine typically involves the use of pre-recorded music, and there is no therapeutic relationship established with the patient through the music itself, and there is no process of assessment, treatment and evaluation as there is in music therapy.

Hospital concerts are typically provided by musicians who aim to humanize and enhance the hospital environment for patients, their families and medical staff. These concerts are often provided in public areas of the hospital, and help in reducing anxiety and promoting positive moods among listeners. Musicians who provide these concerts are not typically trained for this work beyond training as musicians.

Music therapists, in addition to their work in music therapy, may also coordinate and ensure the appropriate implementation of music medicine and concerts by musicians in hospitals.

I am greatly honored to be an international honorary member of the JAPMMT. I hope that this association will be a model for the establishment of similar organizations in other countries. I congratulate the JAPMMT for its vision and innovation for the field of medical music therapy.


医療の場での音楽の使用には、音楽療法(Music Therapy)、音楽処方(Music Medicine)、音楽家による院内コンサートなど様々な取り組みがあります。







Dr. Cheryl Dileo is a Board-Certified music therapist with a number of years of experience as a clinician and consultant. Her degrees are as follows: B.M.T., Loyola University of the South, M.M.T, Loyola University of the South and Ph.D.:Music Education for College Teaching, Louisiana State University

She currently coordinates the PhD Program in Music Therapy and is the Director of the Arts and Quality of Life Research Center at Temple University. She founded the music therapy program at the University of Evansville and was the Consultant for the development of the Berklee College of Music. She has served on the music therapy faculty at Loyola University. She was named the McAndless Distinguished Scholar and Professor in the Humanities for the 2002-3 academic year at Eastern Michigan University. She is currently on the Honorary Faculty at the University of Melbourne Australia, and a member of the PhD Program Advisory Board at Aalborg University, Denmark. She has served as Co-Editor of Voice, an open-access music therapy journal. She currently serves on the Advisory Board of the Nordic Journal of Music Therapy, and has served on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Music Therapy, and Editorial Consultant for Music Therapy: The Journal of the American Association for Music Therapy, and on the Editorial Boards of the International Journal of Arts in Psychotherapy and the Journal of Music Therapy and MusicMedicine (Germany).

Dr. Dileo served as a grant consultant for the National Institute of Health, the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, and the National Cancer Institute. She has held a variety of leadership positions in the National Association for Music Therapy, including President, Vice-President, and Council Coordinator. She played a leading role in the development of the NAMT Code of Ethics, and has Co-Chaired AMTA's Ethics Board. The American Association for Music therapy has honored her with the Lifetime Achievement Award, the Award of Merit, as well as the Distinguished Research/Publication Award. She was the recipient of the 2006 Temple University Faculty Research Award. She has also served in a variety of leadership positions for the World Federation of Music Therapy, including, President, Past-President, Chair of the Commission on Ethics and Business Manager. She developed the WFMT Guidelines for Ethics and Research.

She has given more than 200 lectures and workshops in this country and abroad, having conducted lecture tours on 5 continents. She has authored/edited co-edited 17 books and over 80 book chapters. Currently, she is a co-author of 7 Cochrane systematic reviews on medical music therapy for the Cochrane Library. She has received grant funding from a variety of sources, including the State of PA Formula Fund and the Barra Foundation. Her research interests include: quantitative analyses and meta-analyses of the effects of music therapy in medicine, the development and testing of new music therapy interventions in medicine, particularly involving songs, entrainment, and improvised music; multicultural issues in music therapy practice; and spirituality, meaning and the use of narratives in music therapy practice.

シェリル・ディレオ博士は臨床家やコンサルタントとして長年の経歴を持つ米国認定音楽療法士である。ロヨラ大学サウス校(現ロヨラ大学ニューオリンズ校)学士及び修士課程修了(B.M.T.及びM.M.T.)、ルイジアナ州立大学博士課程修了(Music Education for College Teaching)。

現在、テンプル大学音楽療法博士課程責任者であり、同大学の芸術とQoL(生活の質)研究センター(Arts and Quality of Life Research Center)センター長を務める。エバンズビル大学音楽療法プログラムを設立、バークリー音楽大学音楽療法プログラム開発顧問、ロヨラ大学音楽療法教授を歴任。2002-2003年度東ミシガン大学にて人文学におけるマックアンドレス名誉教授を務める。現在、オーストラリア・メルボルン大学名誉教授、デンマーク・オールボー大学音楽療法博士課程諮問委員。オープンアクセス音楽療法専門誌Voice 元・共編者、Nordic Journal of Music Therapy現・諮問委員、the Journal of Music Therapy現・編集委員、Music Therapy: The Journal of the American Association for Music Therapyの現・編集顧問、the International Journal of Arts in Psychotherapyとthe Journal of Music Therapy and Music Medicine(ドイツ)の編集委員を務める。





Dr. Joanne Loewy DA, LCAT, MT-BC
Associate Professor, Icahn School of Medicine, Mount Sinai Health System
Director, The Louis Armstrong Center for Music and Medicine, Mount Sinai Health System


Joanne Loewy DA, LCAT, MT-BC is the Director of the Department of Music Therapy, and an Associate Professor at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and is a Founding Member of the International Association for Music and Medicine. The Department of Music Therapy, which she initiated in 1994, among many populations is serving musicians and their unique ailments including chronic fatigue, chemical dependency, performance anxiety and overuse, children with developmental delays, teens with emotional issues, adults with neurological disorders and all ages of patients with asthma and COPD. Dr. Loewy is the Editor in Chief of the international, peer reviewed journal 'Music and Medicine' and serves on several editorial boards-and is a Cochrane NICU and Palliative Care reviewer. She received her doctorate from NYU and has edited several books including Music Therapy in Pediatric Pain, Music Therapy in the NICU, and she co-edited Music Therapy at End of Life and Caring for the Caregiver: Music Therapy in Grief and Trauma and the new Integrative Advances in Music and Medicine: Music, the Breath and Health.

Dr. Joanne Loewy, DA, LCAT, MT-BC。芸術学博士。NY州認定クリエイティブ・アートセラピスト。米国認定音楽療法士。マウント・サイナイ・べス・イスラエル医療センター内ルイ・アームストロング音楽療法センター責任者兼マウントサイナイ医科大学准教授。音楽と医療(Music and Medicine)国際学会創設者の1人。1994年にルイ・アームストロング音楽療法センターを設立。同センターではマウント・サイナイ病院の入院患者や外来患者(産科、NICU、小児救急科・小児外来、ICU、一般病棟、精神科、放射線科、化学療法科、放射線腫瘍科、ホスピスを含む緩和ケア科など)及び、慢性疲労・薬物依存・パフォーマンス不安・身体酷使などの疾患を持つ音楽家や、発達遅延を持つ子ども、情緒的問題を持つ思春期の若者、神経系疾患を持つ成人、喘息や慢性閉鎖性肺疾患を持つ患者などに音楽療法を提供している。

ローウィ博士は国際的なピア・レビュー専門誌「音楽と医療(Music and Medicine)」編集長や、コクラン・ライブラリーの新生児集中治療室(NICU)及び緩和ケアのコクラン編集委員、その他複数の専門誌の編集委員を務めている。ニューヨーク大学で博士号を取得し、「音楽療法と小児の痛み(Music Therapy and Pediatric Pain)」、「NICUにおける音楽療法(Music Therapy in the NICU)」をはじめ複数の書籍を編集。「終末期の音楽療法(Music Therapy at the End of Life)」、「ケアをする人のためのケア:グリーフとトラウマにおける音楽と音楽療法(Caring for the Caregiver: The Use of Music and Music Therapy in Grief and Trauma)」、「 音楽、呼吸と健康:統合的音楽療法の発展(Music, The Breath And Health: Advances In Integrative Music Therapy)」の共編者でもある。