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World Music Therapy Day

Shenandoah Celebrates World Music Therapy Day

Shenandoah’s music therapy department celebrated its practice and the touching of hearts around the world through music on World Music Therapy Day (WMTD), Friday, March 1, with celebration, advocacy and education. Events included a breakfast potluck and drum circle; an information table in the Brandt Student Center; a coffee-shop style performance and discussion at The […]

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Lelia Emery

Research by Emery ’18 Accepted for Publication in Acta Pediatrica

Lelia Emery ’18 (Master of Music Therapy) had her master’s thesis research, focused on post-term Neonatal Intensive Care Unit infants, accepted for publication in the medical journal Acta Pediatrica. This is the third Master of Music Therapy student who has had research published in the last year, and program students have another four studies in […]

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Alumni Successes

A Mother's Will, a film co-produced by Shenandoah University professors.

‘A Mother’s Will’ Wins Award At Film Festival In Toronto

The short documentary, “A Mother’s Will,” which was co-produced by two Shenandoah faculty members, was just selected as Best North American Documentary Short at the Alternative Film Festival in Toronto. It also won Best Documentary Short at the Clifton Film Celebration.  The short has screened at a number of film festivals this fall, including the Compassion Film […]

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Ray Leone

MT Interviews with Ray Leone ’86, ’17 MT-BC

Ray Leone ’86, ’17 MT-BC Master of Music Therapy Bachelor of Music Ray’s Background My name is Ray Leone and I direct the medical music therapy program at Inova Healthcare. I actually didn’t study music therapy as my undergraduate degree. I was a music major and I worked and performed as a professional musician for […]

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Valerie Jackson

Jackson ’12, ’16, ’19 Awarded (MAR AMTA) Graduate Research Award

Valerie Jackson ’12, ’16, ’19 (Bachelor of Music in Performance, Certificate in Music Therapy, Master of Music Therapy) was awarded the 2018 Mid-Atlantic Region of the American Music Therapy Association (MAR AMTA) Graduate Research Award for her study on music therapy and harm. This is the first study in the field to focus on instances […]

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