Ph.D. in Public Health (Healthcare Administration)
CPHQ (Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality)
MT-BC/L (Music Therapist-Board Certified/Licensed)
Introducing my new book, Music of Hate - Music for Healing: paired stories from the hate music industry and the profession of music therapy. Thru stories, the book presents uses of music as a unique way to consider hatred, racism, and discrimination. Fourteen sets of stories illustrate interactions, contrasts, and juxtapositions between two, very different uses of music. Analysis, conclusions, and recommendations for needed actions are included.
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"Through a careful, rich and fascinating account, Ficken juxtaposes the ways music can both heal and harm - a true testimony to the incredible power of music." Cheryl Dileo, Ph.D., MT-BC, Laura H. Carnell Professor of Music Therapy Emeritus, Temple University
"...a must read for persons who want to understand how music intersects with hateful social movements. At the same time, hearing the stories of music therapists gives you hope for what is possible." Leonard Friedman, Ph.D., Professor and Director MHA@GW program, George Washington University
"I recently completed Ted's newest publication, Music of Hate, Music for Healing. I highly recommend it as a sociological study, an ethnological study and as a resource describing some of the many positive contributions made by music therapists!" John Lawrence, Edmonton, AB
"In these challenging times, Ficken's Music of Hate, Music for Healing: Paired Stories from the Hate Music Industry and the Profession of Music Therapy shows how music can help us -- all of us -- heal from hate. Ficken is a marvelous storyteller and the stories he tells reveal how the lives of those who hate and those who heal from hate are inextricably intertwined. This meticulously researched book is must reading for anyone interested in hate music, music therapy, and the power of love to change society." -- Nancy S. Love, PhD, Professor of Political Science, Appalachian State University, author of Trendy Facism: White Power Music and the Future of Democracy
"Music is an incredibly powerful medium that has the capacity to heal and transform lives yet, in its duality, also possesses the capacity the harm, hate, and ultimately to kill. This excellently researched book explores the many facets and uses for music, both for good and for evil. Ted masterfully curates and pairs particular aspects of music with the opposite manifestations in hate music and its application in music therapy. Whether you are drawn to this book to understand hate music or music therapy, you will finish this book with a deep understanding of both. A very deep and interesting read."
Tony McAleer, author of The Cure for Hate, and founding member of the organization, Life After Hate