MU 647 - Historic Foundations of Music Therapy

  • 3 credits

In this course you have the opportunity to gain an in-depth understanding of the history of music therapy. We begin in the 1700s and end in present-day music therapy practice. You are exposed to early pioneers, learn about the original scientific studies in music therapy, and encounter some very interesting individuals and ideas along the way!

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Textbooks and Materials

No textbooks are required.


Lindsey Wilhelm

(970) 491-0984 |

Lindsey Wilhelm, PhD, MT-BC, holds degrees in music therapy from Colorado State University (B.M.) and the University of Iowa (M.A., Ph.D.) and is a Fellow in Neurologic Music Therapy (NMT). A board-certified music therapist since 2007, Dr. Wilhelm has worked with both children and adults in a variety of community, educational, rehabilitative, and medical settings. As a member of the American Music Therapy Association, Dr. Wilhelm is the Midwestern Region representative to the Technology Committee and has served on the Iowa Task Force. Her current research areas and interests include music therapy applications for aging adults with hearing loss, students’ self-care practice, and music therapy applications for family caregivers.

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