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Nicola Oddy, MA RP MTA CCC

Professor, Part-time Faculty, Creative Arts Therapies

Teaching Music Therapy Practicum, Summer 2020

Nicola Oddy, MA RP MTA CCC
Office: S-VA 272-2 
Visual Arts Building,
1395 René Lévesque W.
Phone: (514) 848-2424 ext. 4254
Website(s): Nicola Oddy

Nicola is currently a PhD candidate at Carleton University in Cultural Mediations where she is studying performance theory, vocality and acoustemology to learn about the cultural implications of engaging in non-performative free vocal improvisation in public spaces. She has has been a music therapy clinician since 1985 and is certified by the Canadian Association for Music Therapists. She is also is a Certified Counsellor with the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association and a Registered Psychotherapist in Ontario.  She has been on the roster as a part-time professor at Concordia University since 2010 in the Creative Arts Therapies, music therapy program. In addition she teaches in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at Carleton University and provides music centred supervision to interns and professionals.  


Project Manager, Adaptive Use Musical Instrument Research Consortium (2019- present)

Member of Editorial Review Board, Canadian Journal of Music Therapy (2013-present)

Editor, Conference Proceedings. Canadian Association for Music Therapy (2002-2008)

Conference Co-ordinator, Canadian Association for Music Therapy, “A Song for Everyone:  The voice of music therapy”   Ottawa  (2009)  

Co-founder, Ottawa Area Music Therapists  (2009)

Member of founding committee,  Creative Arts Therapies Program, Algonquin College  (2006)                                                                                      

President,  Canadian Association for Music Therapy (2004-2007)

Conference Co-ordinatorCanadian Association for Music Therapy  “Music therapy in the spirit of Community”  Perth ON     (2004)       

Symposium Co-ordinator,  Independent project, “Embracing the Voice: A Symposium for the Empowerment of the use of the voice in Therapy” Perth ON   (2002)    

Grant Reviewer,  Canadian Music Therapy Trust Fund (2002)

Co-founderLanark Area Music Therapists (2004)                                          

President, British Columbia Music Therapy Association                   (1986-1988)

Board Member, Canadian Mental Health Association                       (1986-1988)





Workshop offerings.

Nicola offers voice centred music therapy sessions and workshops out of her home studio and as an invited guest. She also provides supervision for music therapy interns and professionals. Her preferred approach is music centred. 

For more information see her website or email her at

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