Position: Adjunct Associate Professor, Music Therapy
Employed Since: 2017
Brian Abrams, Ph.D., MT-BC, LCAT, analytical music therapist and fellow of the Association for Music and Imagery, has been a music therapist since 1995, with experience across a wide range of clinical contexts. He currently serves as faculty in the music therapy program at the John J. Cali School of Music at Montclair State University (2008 to present). Prior to that, he served on the faculty at Immaculata University (2004 to 2008) and Utah State University (2001 to 2004). He has published and presented internationally on a wide range of topics such as music therapy in cancer care, music psychotherapy, humanistic music therapy and the interdisciplinary area of Health Humanities, including his role as one of five authors of a 2015 book by that title. He has also contributed to the establishment of several medical music therapy programs. He has served on the editorial boards of numerous journals, such as Music Therapy Perspectives, the Nordic Journal of Music Therapy and Voices: A World Forum for Music Therapy. From 2005 to 2011, he served on the board of the Mid-Atlantic Region of the American Music Therapy Association (AMTA), including as president from 2007 to 2009. From 2005 through the present, he has served on the AMTA Assembly of Delegates, including as Assembly Representative on the AMTA Board of Directors from 2010 to 2013, and as Assembly Speaker from 2012 to 2013. He currently serves on the AMTA Board of Directors (2000 to present) as an Assembly Representative Alternate.