The research and scholarly efforts of our faculty ensure that our students are educated in a vibrant and engaged environment. Our faculty, our programs, talent awards and other opportunities help to create a rich academic experience.


Submissions from 2018

Performing Antiquity: Ancient Greek Music and Dance from Paris to Delphi, 1890-1930, Samuel N. Dorf

Submissions from 2017

Meeting Space: One on One with God, Donna M. Cox

Submissions from 2016

Hezekiah Loves Music: A Sacred Adventure, Donna M. Cox


Ballets Suédois (1920–25), Samuel N. Dorf


Satie, Erik Alfred Leslie (1866–1925), Samuel N. Dorf


Women’s Perceptions of the Usefulness of Group Music Therapy in Addictions Recovery, Susan Gardstrom, Abigail Klemm, and Kathleen M. Murphy

Submissions from 2015


Aesthetic Foundations of Music Therapy: Music and Emotion, James Hiller

Submissions from 2013


Adjudicated Adolescents, Susan Gardstrom


The Impact of Group Music Therapy on Negative Affect of People with Co-Occurring Substance Use Disorders and Mental Illnesses, Susan Gardstrom, Jacklyn Bartkowski, Joy Willenbrink, and Wiebke S. Diestelkamp


Women with Addictions: Music Therapy Clinical Postures and Interventions, Susan Gardstrom, Maria Carlini, Jessica Josefczyk, and Amy Love

Submissions from 2012


Undergraduate Music Therapy Students’ Experiences as Clients in Short-Term Group Music Therapy, Nancy A. Jackson and Susan Gardstrom


The Effect of Pre-­meal, Vocal Re-creative Music Therapy on Nutritional Intake of Residents with Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias: A Pilot Study, Larisa McHugh, Susan Gardstrom, James Hiller, Megan Brewer, and Wiebke S. Diestelkamp


Music Therapy within the Context of Psychotherapeutic Models, Mary Scovel and Susan Gardstrom

Submissions from 2011

Art Songs and Spirituals by Contemporary African American Composers, Donna M. Cox and Kathy M. Bullock


Personal Therapy for Undergraduate Music Therapy Students: A Survey of AMTA Program Coordinators, Susan Gardstrom and Nancy A. Jackson

Submissions from 2010

Hezekiah Loves Music: Learning Rhythms the Food Way, Donna M. Cox

No Longer Afraid: Breaking Free from the Fear That Has You Bound, Donna M. Cox

Submissions from 2007

Angels Encamped About Me: Provision in the Wilderness, Donna M. Cox


Music Therapy Improvisation for Groups: Essential Leadership Competencies, Susan Gardstrom

Submissions from 2004


An Investigation of Meaning in Clinical Music Improvisation with Troubled Adolescents, Susan Gardstrom