Concordia University



Annabelle Brault, MA, MTA

Lecturer, Music Therapy, Creative Arts Therapies

Limited term appointment

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 an afterschool program for young adults with autism and living with developmental disabilities, as well as with informal caregivers of older adults. In the past, Annabelle has been actively involved with the World Federation of Music Therapy, most recently hosting numerous student events at the World Congress of Music Therapy in Tsukuba, Japan. Her research interests include resource-oriented music therapy, oncology, music-centred thinking, guided imagery and music, as well as the use of music technology in clinical practice and education. As professional musician using electronic music media, she creates sonic experiences using vintage and innovative analog and digital instruments. She currently plays synthesizers, effects, and samplers with Justin Wright, a Montreal-based cellist, artist, and composer; with Tambour, a Montreal-based pianist and composer; as well as with Landscape of Hope; unique audio-visual journey on resilience in the digital age. She also plays in 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

Teaching activities

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

MTHY 501 - Music Therapy Skills (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)

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


Master's Thesis

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


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-peratives, University of Saskatchewan. Retrieved from:,-booklets,-proceedings/Fifth%20Co-op%20Principle%20final.pdf (PR)


Brault, A. (2012). French Canadian Folk Music. Folk Music, WFMT publication centre. Retrieved from

Participation activities

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.

Paper presentations

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

Special Topics Presentation for Students

Brault, A. (July 2017). Who wants to be a music therapy researcher? Roundtable presented at the World Congress of Music Therapy, Tsukuba, Japan.

Artistic performances


Landscape of Hope

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

Justin Wright

July 4, 2019 - Justin Wright w/ Alexandra Streliski, Place-Des-Arts Theatre Maisonneuve, Montreal (Montreal International Jazz Festival) 
June 20, 2019 - Justin Wright w/ Lubomyr Melnyk, Bell Studio, Calgary (Sled Island Festival)
June 13, 2019 - Justin Wright w/ Okkyung Lee & Lotte Anker, Casa del Popolo, Montreal (Suoni per il Popolo Festival)
April 10, 2019 - Justin Wright LP RELEASE w/ Mich Cota & guests at La Sala Rossa, Montreal

April 4, 2019 - Justin Wright at Burdock Brewery, Toronto ON
December 12, 2018 - Justin Wright w/ Colin Stetson at Bar Le Ritz, Montreal

August 19, 2018 – Justin Wright w/ Sontag Shogun and DF at LaVitrola, Montreal
April 20-22, 2018 – Justin Wright at Flourish Festival,Fredericton NB
November 26, 2017 - Justin Wright w/ Damien Escobar at L'Astral, Montreal
October 26, 2017 - Justin Wright w/ Hauschka at LeGesu, Montreal
September 14, 2017 - Justin Wright w/ Bing and Ruth, Tamara Sandor (Pop Montreal) at Rialto Hall, Montreal
August 7, 2017 – Justin Wright at Casa del Popolo, Montreal
May 11, 2017 - Justin Wright at Casa Del Popolo, Montreal
May 2, 2017 - Justin Wright EP RELEASE at Sala Rossa, Montreal


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

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

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

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