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Annabelle Brault, MA, MTA

Lecturer, Music Therapy, Creative Arts Therapies

Limited term appointment

Annabelle  Brault, MA, MTA
Office: S-VA 260 
Visual Arts Building,
1395 René Lévesque W.
Phone: (514) 848-2424 ext. 4679


Annabelle Brault, MA, MTA is a resource-oriented music therapist, musician, researcher and educator. A full-time music therapy lecturer at Concordia University and graduate of the MA in Creative Arts Therapies, Music Therapy option, she is interested in the integration of music technology in the graduate education curriculum. Alongside her teaching, she also works as a music therapist in community settings with caregivers of older adults, and in a specialized afterschool program with Autistic youths. Annabelle is the French Content Director for the Canadian Journal of Music Therapy, and she was previously involved as the Executive Assistant for the World Federation of Music Therapy.

Her research interests include resource-oriented music therapy, online music therapy, music therapy with caregivers, the role of music in digital ecologies, as well as the use of music technology in clinical practice and education. As professional musician using electronic music media, she has played synthesizers, effects, and samplers with Montreal-based projects such as Justin Wright, Tambour, and Cedric Noel. She is also an active member of Landscape of Hope and Landscape of Hate, as well as arc, an art rock collective exploring the interrelation between improvised electronic music and live video synthesis.

Professional Affiliations

Association canadienne des musicothérapeutes/Canadian Association of Music Therapists

Association québécoise de musicothérapie

Association for Music and Imagery

Certification Board for Music Therapists



Creative Arts Therapies: Music Therapy Option

Master of Arts         

Concordia University



Honours Bachelor in Music Therapy 


University of Windsor

Continuing Education

2019 - Creative Arts Therapies Department

Community Music Therapy Workshops   

Deep Listening in Music Therapy Practice      

Gary Ansdell, PhD

Montréal, Québec


2019 - Creative Arts Therapies Department

Play Therapy Seminars        

Healing the Hurting Child: The Necessary Dimensions of Child-Centered Play Therapy.     

Garry Landreth, EdD, LPC, RPT-S

CCPT101: Basics in Child-Centered Play Therapy     Montréal, Québec

Dee Ray. PhD, LPC-S, NCC, RPT-S

Montréal, Québec


2019 - Association québécoise de musicothérapie

Music Therapy Ethics Workshop

Ethics, Social Media, and E-Therapy  

Cheryl Dileo, PhD, MT-BC

Music Therapy Ethics Workshop        

Montreal, Quebec


2019 - Center for Teaching and Learning

Micro Aggression Training

Exploring Difficult Moments in the Classroom          

Jessica Bleuer, MA, M.Ed, RDT, OPQ

Montreal, Quebec


2018 - UpBeat Drum Circles

UpBeat Online Course on facilitating healing drum circles          

Drum Circle Facilitation          

Christine Stevens, MSW, MT-BC

Online Course


2016 to present  - Inner Journey with GIM

Bonny Method of Guided Imagery and Music  

Level I (April 2016)    

Level II (June 2017)                

Level III A-B (August 2018)

Level III C-D (August 2019)

Guylaine Vaillancourt, PhD, MTA

Liz Moffit, MA, MTA, R.C.C.

Montreal, Quebec


2015 - Music Therapy Association of Ontario

Vocal Training for Music Therapists          

Delving Deeper with the Voice

Nicola Oddy, MA, MTA, CCC, RP

Ottawa, Ontario

Teaching activities

CATS 631/ MTHY301 - Introduction to Music Therapy (3 credits) - Online. 

CATS 691 - Research in the Creative Arts Therapies (3 credits)

MTHY 501 - Music Therapy Skills (3 credits)

MTHY510 - Music Therapy Practicum I (3 credits)

MTHY 511 - Music Therapy Practicum II (3 credits)

MTHY 521 - Clinical Improvisation in Music Therapy (3 credits)

MTHY 600 - Music Therapy Advanced Literature (3 Credits) - Online.

MTHY 624/34 - Advanced Music Therapy Practicum II (3 credits) - Online.


Master's Thesis

Brault, A. (2017). Resource-oriented music therapy in pediatric oncology: A philosophical inquiry. Retrieved from Spectrum Research Repository. (982218)




Brault, A. (2019).  Resource-oriented music therapy in pediatric oncology: A philosophical inquiry. Qualitative Inquiries in Music Therapy: A Monograph Series, 15(2), 34-67. (PR)


Hancock, E.  & Brault, A. (2015). The fifth co-operative principle in action: Mapping the co-operative educational initiatives of Canadian co-operatives. Centre for the study of Co-operatives, University of Saskatchewan. Retrieved from:,-booklets,-proceedings/Fifth%20Co-op%20Principle%20final.pdf (PR)


Accepted articles for upcoming publication


Oddy, N. & Brault, A. (2020). Articulating music therapy goals and objectives in Canada: An exploratory survey. Canadian Journal of Music Therapy, 26(1). (PR)


Brault, A. (2020). Interview with feminist music therapy pioneer Dr. Sandi Curtis. Canadian Journal of Music Therapy, 26(1). 

Participation activities


Brault, A. (July 2019). Panel sur le profilage racial et social.Panel presented by Grimposium and Project SOMEONE in collaboration with Heavy Montreal, Corona Theater, Montreal, QC.

Paper presentations

Vaillancourt, G., Thibeault, C.-A., & Brault, A. (May 2019). Une approche innovatrice auprès de jeunes adultes en situation de grande précarité : la détente psychomusicale en musicothérapie réceptive. Paper presented at the 45th Annual Canadian Association for Music TherapyConference, Gatineau, QC (PR).

Brault, A. (May 2019). Resource-Oriented Music Therapy in pediatric oncology. Paper presented at the 45th Annual Canadian Association for Music TherapyConference, Gatineau, QC (PR).

Brault, A. (July 2017). Resource-Oriented Music Therapy in pediatric oncology. Paper presented at theWorld Congress of Music Therapy, Tsukuba, Japan (PR).

Poster presentations

Brault, A., & Clements-Cortés, A. (July 2017). The Use of Musical Life Review in Rehabilitation Music Therapy: A Case Report. 15th World Congress of Music Therapy, Tsukuba, Japan (PR).

Brault, A., & Clements-Cortés, A. (May 2016). The use of musical life review in rehabilitation music therapy: A case report.42nd Annual Canadian Association for Music TherapyConference, Kitchener, ON.


Behrens, G.A., Clements-Cortes, A., Gadberry, A.L., Kavaliova-Moussi, A., Milford, J., Heiderscheit, A., Brault, A. Brotons, M., & Zanini, C. (July 2017). Networking with the WFMT: The metaphor of a spin-drum.World Congress of Music Therapy, Tsukuba, Japan (PR).


Clements-Cortes, A. Brault, A. Behrens G. Gadberry, A.L., Heiderscheit, A., Brotons, M., Mukherjee, B., Kavaliova-Moussi, A.Sundar, S., & Tague, D.B. (February 2016). WFMT 30thanniversary: Celebrating our history, growth and role in expanding horizons. The Online Conference for Music Therapy 2016 Conference: Interconnectivity in Music Therapy.


Brault, A. & Venkatarangam, S. (October 2019). Using accessible music technology in music making: An experiential workshop. Workshop presented by READi and MTAO in collaboration with Carleton University, Ottawa, ON.

Brault, A. & Venkatarangam, S. (September 2019). Music and mindfulness.Workshop presented as part of the Creative Arts Therapies programming for Health Month, 4th space, Concordia University, Montreal, QC.

Brault, A. & Venkatarangam, S. (May 2019). The use of electronic music technology in music therapy. Workshop presented at the 45th Annual Canadian Association for Music TherapyConference, Gatineau, QC (PR).

Artistic performances


July 12, 2020 – Sun Particle Livestream featuring arc via Facebook Live

June 17, 2020 – arc with Qwiet Eye and junkbird Livestream via Facebook Live (Program Nexus_Virtual 1)

April 25, 2020 – Music for Grounding while Surfing Small yet Infinite Spaces Livestream featuring arc via Facebook Live 

March 27, 2020 – Music for Centering Livestream featuring arc via Facebook Live

February 16, 2020 – arc with Nutritional Zero and Axaxaxas MLO, Vices & Versa, Montreal, QC (Ambiances Électroniques)


Cédric Noël

September 28, 2019 – Cedric Noel with TORRES and Charlotte Cornfield at Bar Le Ritz, Montreal QC (POP Montréal)


Justin Wright

July 4, 2019 - Justin Wright with Alexandra Streliski, Place-Des-Arts Theatre Maisonneuve, Montreal (Montreal Jazz Festival) 

June 20, 2019 - Justin Wright with Lubomyr Melnyk, Bell Studio, Calgary (Sled Island Festival)

June 13, 2019 - Justin Wright with Okkyung Lee & Lotte Anker, Casa del Popolo, Montreal (Suoni per il Popolo Festival)

April 10, 2019 - Justin Wright LP RELEASE with Mich Cota & guests at La Sala Rossa, Montreal QC

April 4, 2019 - Justin Wright at Burdock Brewery, Toronto ON

December 12, 2018 - Justin Wright with Colin Stetson at Bar Le Ritz, MontrealQC

August 19, 2018 – Justin Wright with Sontag Shogun and DF at La Vitrola, MontrealQC

April 20-22, 2018 – Justin Wright at Flourish Festival, Fredericton NB

November 26, 2017 - Justin Wright wiith Damien Escobar at L'Astral, Montreal QC

October 26, 2017 - Justin Wright with Hauschka at Le Gesu, Montreal QC

September 14, 2017 - Justin Wright with Bing and Ruth, Tamara Sandor (Pop Montreal) at Rialto Hall, MontrealQC

August 7, 2017 – Justin Wright at Casa del Popolo, Montreal QC

May 11, 2017 - Justin Wright at Casa Del Popolo, MontrealQC

May 2, 2017 - Justin Wright EP RELEASE at Sala Rossa, MontrealQC


Landscape of Hate

July 26, 2019 – Landscape of Hate w/ Pig Distroyer at Corona Theater, Montreal QC


Landscape of Hope

Fall 2020 - Landscape of Hope at NXNorth, Anchorage, Alaska, US (postponed due to Covid-19)

November 19-22, 2019 - Landscape of Hope, Remixing MMFA, Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Montreal QC

October 31, 2019 - Landscape of Hope, Theology in the City, St Jax Church, Montreal QC

February 20, 2019 - Landscape of Hope Canadian Premiere at Concordia's 4th Space, Montreal QC


April 12, 2019 - Tambour at Centre Henri-Lemieux, Montreal QC

November 24, 2018 - Tambour et son ensemble at St Jax, Montreal QC      

October 18, 2018 - Tambour at Maison de la culture Marie-Uguay, Montreal QC

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