Position: Adjunct Assistant Professor, Music Therapy Musicianship
Employed Since: 2020
B.M.T., M.M.T., Shenandoah University
Fredrica Dooley-Brown, M.M.T., MT-BC (she/her) is a native West Virginian and currently resides in the Winchester, Virginia, area. She is a graduate of Shenandoah Conservatory with a Bachelor of Music Therapy (2011) and Master and Master of Music Therapy (2019). She is a Board Certified Music Therapist, and a current member of the American Music Therapy Association and the Virginia Music Therapy Association. Dooley-Brown developed and grew a trauma-informed music therapy program for Grafton Integrated Health Network’s Winchester campuses in January of 2013 and has been their music therapist and internship supervisor ever since. She enjoys collaborating with her students to showcase their talents through two shows annually for parents and funding agencies. Prior to developing the music therapy program at Grafton, she worked for DBHDS Southside Virginia Training Center as the music therapist where she devised individualized treatment plans and fostered positive therapeutic relationships.
Dooley-Brown is the director of the NW Works Chimers, a Suzuki tone-chime choir compiled of disabled adult musicians and Shenandoah University student volunteers. She also spearheaded a collaboration with Shenandoah Summer Music Theatre to provide their very first sensory friendly performance of “The Sound of Music” in 2019.
Dooley-Brown loves teaching clinical voice skills for aspiring music therapists, as well as conducting voice lessons for community members. She also enjoys traveling and working with different organizations to spread the power and joy of music therapy.