Saturday, March 28, 2015
Saturday, March 14, 2015
|Pictured: Larisa McHugh, MA-MT-BC|
For more information about the Undergraduate (Bachelor of Science in Music Therapy) or the Music Therapy Equivalency Campus Programs, contact Sharon R. Boyle, MM, MT-BC, Associate Professor of Music Therapy:
For more information about the Master of Arts in Music Therapy (MAMT) Program, contact Dr. Tracy Richardson, MT-BC:
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
We'd like to introduce some new music therapy students who have started this fall:
|A few new and returning students jamming in the Conservatory stairwell|
Interviews completed by: Nathan Mensah, Music Therapy Student Assistant
Edited by: Sharon R. Boyle, Associate Professor of Music Therapy and Coordinator of Undergraduate Music Therapy
Sunday, August 17, 2014
|Final campus practicum class (May 2014)|
|Learning improvisational group techniques|
|"The piano is our friend"|
|Laughter is important in learning!|
|Final residency for this cohort |
In addition, as a final way to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of Music Therapy at The Woods, the SMWC Music Therapy Program hosted Nordoff-Robbins music therapist Alan Turry, DA, LCAT, MT-BC, on June 3rd for a Continuing Education course (CMTE) he presented entitled, "Improvisation Primer: Integrate Clinical Improvisation into your Practice".
|CMTE participants in June 2014 with|
Dr. Alan Turry
|Fall 2014 MTED Residency (Faculty and Students)|
Finally, in a couple of weeks we will welcome back new and returning undergraduate music therapy students to campus to kick off the 2014-15 academic year. We are excited to begin our 31st year and feel the energy and excitement of the students. We will be sure to introduce some new students via this blog in the coming weeks.
Here's to another successful academic year (and continued meaningful connections through music) ahead!
Friday, May 2, 2014
|Sherry Bube, senior|
|Bube (Center-right) and friends|
|Sherry Bube and Sharon Boyle, Assoc Prof of Music Therapy|
- a practicum experience on a memory care unit where I experienced the connection and awakening of a woman who was in the mid-stage of Alzheimer’s disease through music. At a time when her words were starting to fail her, music was a way for her to express her feelings and to be present in the moment with me and others in the group.
- a practicum experience at an elementary school in a classroom for children with intellectual and developmental disabilities through which music therapy provided a little boy who was non-verbal the ability to appropriately and successfully interact with his peers and express his creativity and energy.
- a summer intensive practicum at a long-term care facility, where I was blessed with the opportunity to work with an older adult who used to be an active musician, but now is unable to participate in this activity due to health reasons. In the context of music therapy sessions, I was able to provide opportunities of success and enjoyment in music where he was able to participate through instrument play and song re-creation. At the end of our sessions together, he told me that he once more thought of himself as a musician.
- a two semester practicum providing group music therapy to adults residing on a behavioral health unit, through which I was able to better understand how music therapy serves to build relationships, foster expression, and afford these individuals the ability to cope with mental health illness. Music became a means to recognize and address their areas of need and to celebrate their strengths.
*Sherry will be interning for 6 months at a pediatric hospital in Salt Lake City in the coming year to complete her degree program.
Friday, April 11, 2014
|The SMWC Music Therapy Club was est. 2003|
Thursday, March 27, 2014
|Playing as one large ensemble in Cecilian Auditorium|
Koebel brought some beautiful drums from her own collection which truly added to the authenticity of the sounds she was teaching. The SMWC students, as always, were incredible in their ability to help follow through on what was organized, providing assistance anywhere necessary!
|Koebel teaching a playing technique|
|SMWC Undergraduate Music Therapy Students at Reunion|
|Alums from early 2000's|
|The only two male equivalency students |
in the campus program finally meet!
|Old friends reconnect|
|Nicole Gilberti (pictured left)|
|Dr. Tracy Richardson "photobombing" Letter 10|
Julia Lopez-Kaley (pictured: center)
|Current MT Faculty, Sharon Boyle and Tracy Richardson|
|Former Director of Theatre, Sharon Ammen (right) and |
Current Choir Director, Michael Boswell (left)
|Mingling at reception|