Anglia Ruskin graduate introduces music therapy to Northern Cyprus

Published: 30 April 2014 at 08:54

Alan Rochford and Razge Sila Zorba

Razge Sila Zorba becomes region's first practising music therapist

The influence of Anglia Ruskin's innovative work in the area of music therapy continues to be felt worldwide with the news that MA graduate Razge Sila Zorba is now the first practising music therapist in North Cyprus.

Razge, who also completed her undergraduate music degree at Anglia Ruskin, is based in Nicosia, but travels extensively throughout the northern part of the island to carry out music therapy with patients.

Recently retired music lecturer Alan Rochford continues to sustain our department's recruitment drive in Cyprus at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. In March 2014, he visited the island to meet up with Razge. She told him that "the scope for expansion of music therapy provision on the island, north and south, is enormous."

A substantial number of the department's music graduates hold teaching positions in Cyprus schools, and we are hoping to hold a major alumni event on the island in November, along with workshops by the Music Therapy staff.