Tuesday, 28 June 2011
Just heard that Professor Tony Wigram has died, after battling with a brain tumour for some time. A blogpost cannot sufficiently express how devasted I am to hear this. Not only was he one of the world's foremost researchers in Music Therapy, in particular in relation to Autism, but in so many other areas too, he was a lovely guy. He made time to chat to people, he willingly gave of his time and expertise, and he has guided many Music Therapists along the path to their PhDs. I was hoping he would do the same for me one day, but this will never happen. The modern profession of Music Therapy has so much to thank Tony for - he was at the forefront of getting us state registration in the UK, and has been involved in the profession's development in Europe and beyond. He will be greatly missed.