Position: Adjunct Associate Professor, Music Therapy
Employed Since: 2019
B.M., State University College of New York; M.A., New York University
Elizabeth K. Schwartz MA, LCAT, MT-BC holds a Bachelor of Music in music education and special education music from the Crane School of Music and a Master of Arts in music therapy from New York University. She spent her music therapy clinical career working in early childhood music therapy and school-based music therapy practice. She frequently presents on music development, music centered practice and the use of the voice in music therapy. She is the author of a number of articles, book chapters and books on music therapy including “Music, Therapy, and Early Childhood: A Developmental Approach, Functional Voice Skills for Music Therapists” and “Basic Verbal Skills for Music Therapists” published by Barcelona Publishers. Schwartz is co-founder and education and training director of Raising Harmony: Music Therapy for Young Children which provides training and resources for music therapists. Her other passion is music therapy advocacy on the regional, state and federal level including government law and regulation pertaining to practice oversight and funding. Throughout her career she has served in a number of professional positions on behalf of music therapists and clients. In 2014, Schwartz received the American Music Therapy Association Professional Practice Award.