Position: Director of Graduate Music Therapy Studies; Associate Professor, Music Therapy
Location: Ruebush Hall, Room 216
Phone: (540) 665-4583
Employed Since: 2014
B.M., University of Melbourne (Australia); M.M.T., Ph.D., Temple University
Anthony Meadows received a Bachelor of Music (Therapy) degree from the University of Melbourne (Australia) in 1988, and an Master of Music Therapy (1996) and Ph.D. from Temple University (2002). He was the recipient of the Queen Elizabeth II and Esther Boyer Scholarships to study music therapy in the United States. From 1998 to 2006 he worked as a music therapist in a school setting for children with multiple disabilities. From 2002 to 2014 he worked as a music therapist at the Joan Karnell Cancer Center at Pennsylvania Hospital, establishing and expanding the program. In 2008 and 2013 he received the Flagler Fultz Research Award from the American Music Therapy Association (AMTA) to examine the effectiveness of music and imagery in managing symptoms related to chemotherapy infusions and to complete a qualitative research synthesis of music therapy research focused on clinical improvisation. Meadows has published widely in music therapy, including “Developments of Music Therapy Practice: Case Study Perspectives” (2011). In 2012 he was appointed Editor of Music Therapy Perspectives, one of the premier music therapy journals in the United States. He also serves on the AMTA Assembly of Delegates.
Anthony Meadows is married to Kim Sajet, Director of the Smithsonian Institution’s National Portrait Gallery. He has two sons in college. In 2014 he walked the 12-day Mont Banc tour with his eldest son and in 2016 traveled throughout Japan with his youngest son. He lives in Washington, D.C., and regularly attends concert, theatre and arts events in the city.