National honour for music therapy student

Bethan Fitzsimons

A UNIVERSITY of South Wales (USW) music therapy student has won a national honour.

Bethan Fitzsimons, who lives in Cardiff, has been awarded the Tony Wigram Essay Prize by the British Association for Music Therapy (BAMT). 

The third-year MA Music Therapy student will receive a cash prize and support from the BAMT editorial team to produce the essay for its professional journal.

This prize is awarded in memory of Tony Wigram, a UK music therapist who did much to raise the national and international profile of music therapy.

Tony published widely himself, understanding the importance of evidence-based practice and bringing music therapy to a wider audience.

“Everyone on the course and at the University are rightly proud of Bethan’s achievement, and we look forward to seeing it in the journal,” said Liz Coombes, Programme Leader for the MA in Music Therapy.

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