Ecological Awareness in Practice

Spirituality, Community Health, and the Possibilities of Music Therapy


  • Astrid Notarangelo University of Melbourne



music therapy, community health, culture, ecological, religion, spirituality


Music therapy is a research-based allied health discipline that utilizes music to support the health and flourishing of individuals and groups. This reflective discussion article describes some of the challenges of including spirituality in music therapy and the author’s journey from practice to a community-building project. The possibilities of music therapy in cultivating the health and well-being of a community are discussed, with reference to a growing body of music therapy literature on spirituality, health, and community.

Author Biography

Astrid Notarangelo, University of Melbourne

Ms. Astrid Notarangelo is a freelance music therapist and current PhD Candidate at the Creative Arts and Music Therapy Research Units (CAMTRU) at the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music, University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.


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How to Cite

Notarangelo, A. (2021). Ecological Awareness in Practice: Spirituality, Community Health, and the Possibilities of Music Therapy. Health and Social Care Chaplaincy, 9(2), 298–314.