Position: Adjunct Associate Professor, Music Therapy
Employed Since: 2019
B.S., Duquesne University; M.P.A., Suffolk University
Meredith Roman Pizzi, M.P.A., MT-BC earned a bachelor’s degree in music therapy from Duquesne University in 2002 and completed the Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (LEND) Fellowship at the Eunice Kennedy Shriver Center through the University of Massachusetts Medical School, earning a Certificate in Disability and Health Policy from Suffolk University and the Post-graduate Fellowship Certificate in 2014. The following year, she completed a master’s degree in public administration from Suffolk University. Most recently, she completed the Building a High Performing Minority Business Certificate Program at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College in 2018.
Pizzi is the founder and executive director of Roman Music Therapy Services, a community music therapy agency in Greater Boston, Massachusetts, and the co-founder of Raising Harmony: Music Therapy for Young Children, which provides comprehensive training in the Sprouting Melodies® early childhood program for music therapists. She has published on music therapy business development, business ethics and early childhood mental health.
Primary areas of Pizzi’s clinical expertise include music therapy for infants, children and adults in private, educational and community settings. In addition, she has devoted her career to developing business models for music therapy service delivery, advocating for music therapy on the systems level,
and training and supervising students and professional music therapists in both clinical work and the professional skills required to be a music therapy business owner. Pizzi also supports and consults with companies and organizations on program development, using music-based tools for creative
problem solving and out-of-the box thinking.
Pizzi is in demand both regionally and nationally as a presenter at professional meetings and conferences where she appeals strongly to a wide range of audiences. She is an ongoing service contributor to the music therapy profession through the American Music Therapy Association (AMTA). She has served as a member of the AMTA Board of Directors, the fiduciary body of the national association, and as an Assembly Delegate and Alternate in the policy making body of the AMTA.