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Women With Addictions: Music Therapy Clinical Postures And Interventions, Susan Gardstrom, Maria Carlini, Jessica Josefczyk, Amy Love 2017 University of Dayton

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

Susan Gardstrom

Like men, women have been using alcohol and drugs since ancient times; yet we are just beginning to uncover important information about women's unique trajectory to and through addiction. Straussner and Brown (2002) write, “There is little or no denial left today: Women can be and are addicts at alarming rates” (p. 34). Close to 15% of the members of the American Music Therapy Association (AMTA) report working with clients who have addictions (AMTA, 2011). It is likely that some of these members work with women who struggle with addictions, and it seems feasible that some would work predominantly ...


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, Wiebke S. Diestelkamp 2017 Bethany Village

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, Wiebke S. Diestelkamp

Susan Gardstrom

Singing has long been credited with a wide variety of physical, mental, and social health benefits (Hunter, 1999). Recent scientific inquiry points to the efficacy of singing toward enhanced cardiovascular and pulmonary performance (Bonilha, Onofre, Vieira, Prado, & Martinex, 2009), verbal communication (Wan, Ruber, Hohmann, & Schlaug, 2010), and immune functioning and attendant affective states (Kreutz, Bongard, Rohrmann, Hodapp, & Grebe, 2004; Kuhn, 2002; Unwin, Kenny, & Davis, 2002).

Among older adults, singing has been linked with improved mood, better quality of life, greater happiness, stress reduction, and emotional well-being (Clift et al., 2010).

In our own work, we have noticed repeatedly the benefits of singing with older adults with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias (ADRD). Individuals who show signs of hyper-arousal (i.e., restlessness ...


Undergraduate Music Therapy Students’ Experiences As Clients In Short-Term Group Music Therapy, Nancy A. Jackson, Susan Gardstrom 2017 Indiana University - Purdue University Fort Wayne

Undergraduate Music Therapy Students’ Experiences As Clients In Short-Term Group Music Therapy, Nancy A. Jackson, Susan Gardstrom

Susan Gardstrom

This report highlights a collaborative, phenomenological study undertaken by two faculty researchers from different undergraduate music therapy training programs in the Midwest. A total of nine junior and senior music therapy students from both programs (five from one, four from the other) were involved in short-term group music therapy, participating in three two-hour sessions during the course of an academic semester. Sessions were facilitated by the researchers, both of whom were board-certified music therapists. To ensure ethical treatment, each researcher led sessions with the students from the other university, with whom they had no dual relationships. Student participants were involved ...


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, Wiebke S. Diestelkamp 2017 University of Dayton

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, Wiebke S. Diestelkamp

Susan Gardstrom

The purpose of this study was to explore the impact of group music therapy on levels of self-reported negative affect (NA) among men and women on a residential unit of an integrated dual diagnosis treatment program.

More specifically, we sought to determine if and to what degree engagement in composition, receptive (listening), re-creation (performing), and improvisation experiences would result in a shift—namely, a decrease—in the intensity of self-reported NA.

Participants were adults in residential treatment who had been diagnosed with co-occurring substance use disorders (SUDs) and mental illnesses (MIs), predominantly mood and anxiety disorders. Twenty group-music-therapy sessions were ...


Personal Therapy For Undergraduate Music Therapy Students: A Survey Of Amta Program Coordinators, Susan Gardstrom, Nancy A. Jackson 2017 University of Dayton

Personal Therapy For Undergraduate Music Therapy Students: A Survey Of Amta Program Coordinators, Susan Gardstrom, Nancy A. Jackson

Susan Gardstrom

The primary purpose of this study was to gather information in order to understand if and how various modalities of personal therapy are employed with undergraduate music therapy students in the United States, AMTA degree program coordinators were asked about 3 therapy modalities, in particular: verbal therapy, music therapy, and expressive arts therapy (excluding music therapy). It was predicted that less than a quarter of the respondents would indicate that personal therapy of any modality was required in their undergraduate curricula, but that a larger percentage would indicate that it was encouraged. Both hypotheses were supported, with just over 14 ...


Adjudicated Adolescents, Susan Gardstrom 2017 University of Dayton

Adjudicated Adolescents, Susan Gardstrom

Susan Gardstrom

This chapter highlights music therapy practice with adjudicated adolescents, also referred to as juvenile offenders or delinquents.

In 2008 alone (the most recent year for which statistics are available), juvenile courts in the U.S. took action on more than 1.6 million petitions of delinquency. Some of these cases were dismissed; some were waived to adult, or criminal, court; still others resulted in adjudication (a determination of guilt) with subsequent dispositions of community service, restitution, fines, probation, and/or mandatory placement in treatment programs of varying levels of security (National Center for Juvenile Justice, 2009).


Music Therapy Within The Context Of Psychotherapeutic Models, Mary Scovel, Susan Gardstrom 2017 Western Michigan University

Music Therapy Within The Context Of Psychotherapeutic Models, Mary Scovel, Susan Gardstrom

Susan Gardstrom

Music therapy clinical practice occurs at various levels. Wheeler (1983) has classified the treatment of adults with mental disorders into three types: music therapy as an activity therapy; insight music therapy with re-educative goals; and insight music therapy with reconstructive goals.

Activity-based therapy is aimed at helping the client reach observable, measurable goals through various forms of music experiences. In contrast, the two remaining levels focus on facilitation of change through personal insight gained via musical experiences and verbalization about those experiences. Insight-based music therapy processes are ordinarily more intense and prolonged, in that deep emotions are evoked, and in ...


The Performance Conversation: A Pragmatic, Curricular Approach To Speaking From The Stage, Barrett J. Hipes 2017 The Graduate Center, City University of New York

The Performance Conversation: A Pragmatic, Curricular Approach To Speaking From The Stage, Barrett J. Hipes

All Graduate Works by Year: Dissertations, Theses, and Capstone Projects

The future of music depends not only upon the musician and his/her pursuit of technical and musical excellence, but also on the performer’s ability to effectively communicate musical ideas with the audience verbally, helping them to connect to the music beyond just a general or analytical level in pursuit of true appreciation. The ability to express multiple layers of the performer’s approach to repertoire, providing each audience with an informed vehicle for their own understanding and examination, is a supremely useful tool for advancing support for music. The intent of this document is to make a compelling ...


Lane, Thomas Sylvester, 1858-1942 (Sc 3083), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2017 Western Kentucky University

Lane, Thomas Sylvester, 1858-1942 (Sc 3083), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding Aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3083. Memo book containing information about singing schools[?] established in Edmonson and Warren counties in Kentucky.


“Emily Dickinson: The Poet’S Voice As Expressed Through Music” A Pedagogical Performance Analysis Of Selected Dickinson Poetry In Solo And Choral Literature, With Emphasis On Expression And Meaning Throughout The Rehearsal Process, Nelia M. Maurizi 2017 James Madison University

“Emily Dickinson: The Poet’S Voice As Expressed Through Music” A Pedagogical Performance Analysis Of Selected Dickinson Poetry In Solo And Choral Literature, With Emphasis On Expression And Meaning Throughout The Rehearsal Process, Nelia M. Maurizi

Senior Honors Projects

Vocal music is unique to other forms of music because of the inclusion of text. Words allow a performer to directly express thoughts, a story, or an emotion to an audience. Composers throughout history have taken famous texts as set them to music. This particular project explored the work of Emily Dickinson, one of Americans most prolific poets, in both choral and solo vocal literature. The culmination of this project was a lecture recital. This paper is a written documentation and exploration of the research, preparation, and execution of the recital. In it contain lesson plans, score analyses, the recital ...


Preparation For Collegiate Music Theory And Aural Skills Through Repertoire, Caroline E. Dunmire 2016 Liberty University

Preparation For Collegiate Music Theory And Aural Skills Through Repertoire, Caroline E. Dunmire

Senior Honors Theses

Music majors often struggle in first-year music theory and aural skills coursework. These struggles have lead to increased dropout rates among music students. Even those students who succeed in music theory course work often are not able to apply theory concepts to music literature. Some universities have identified this problem and sought to rectify it through offering remedial course work, however the universities should not bear this burden. Success in theory and aural skills is linked to mastery of music fundamentals and basic aural skills. Pre-college studies should focus on these subjects and not place too much emphasis on advanced ...


The Intentional Development Of Emotionally Intelligent Leadership Skills Within The Instrumental Ensemble Classroom, Emily Lawson 2016 Murray State University

The Intentional Development Of Emotionally Intelligent Leadership Skills Within The Instrumental Ensemble Classroom, Emily Lawson

Honors College Theses

When advocating for the advancement of music education programs, the development of extramusical skills, including concepts such as team-work, responsibility, creativity, and self-confidence, are often cited as benefits of involvement. Successfully developing traits such as these are also often associated with individuals who are successful leaders. The aim of this paper is to explore how music educators can intentionally teach these nonmusical skills concurrently with the new National Core Arts/ Kentucky Academic Standards. The capacities of the Emotionally Intelligent Leadership theory are examined for relevancy to the music classroom, and strategies for teaching selected capacities are proposed through a curriculum ...


Automation: From Consoles To Daws, Christian Ekeke 2016 California State University, Monterey Bay

Automation: From Consoles To Daws, Christian Ekeke

Capstone Projects and Theses

Since the beginning of modern music there has always been a need to implement movement into a mix. Whether it is bringing down dynamics for a classic fade out or a filter sweep slowly building into a chorus, dynamic activity in a song has always been pleasing to the average music listeners. The process that makes these mixing techniques possible is automation. Before I get into details about automation in regards to mixing I will explain common ways automation is used. Automation in a nutshell is the use of various techniques, method, system of operating or controlling a process by ...


Mexica Music, Tizoc E. Ramirez-Marquez 2016 California State University, Monterey Bay

Mexica Music, Tizoc E. Ramirez-Marquez

Capstone Projects and Theses

This paper explores the society of Mexica, or the Aztecs, and some of the instruments that were produced in the civilization and used in today’s compositions. The history and their creation mythology will also be deliberated for those individuals who do not know this information of the culture. In the history, the subjects of the Mexica constructing a giant city in a lake to the conquest that was lead by Hernan Cortez will be discussed. The creation story will also exhibit the ideology of the Mexica and how their culture is sustained before the conquest. In the music section ...


Senior Recital, Kimberley Attaway, Alexis Morgan 2016 Ouachita Baptist University

Senior Recital, Kimberley Attaway, Alexis Morgan

Music Performances and Scores

Senior recitals of Kimberley Attaway and Alexis Morgan for MUAP 4040. Accompanied by Susan Monroe and Phyllis Walker on piano.


A Classroom's Evolution, Brooke E. Maskin 2016 Gettysburg College

A Classroom's Evolution, Brooke E. Maskin

Student Publications

Based on the four texts that we read in Social Foundations of Music Education, I took some of the main points and concepts from each of these books and incorporated them into an original poetic monologue. The main question I was trying to answer was: How should teachers as transformative intellectuals navigate through the current educational system in the age of accountability to pursue equity among, in, and through education? Teachers must work to completely defy the stereotypical boundaries of education and inspire students to become investigators in the world, both in and out of the classroom.


An Education Carol, Benjamin J. Fruchtl 2016 Gettysburg College

An Education Carol, Benjamin J. Fruchtl

Student Publications

This work is rendition of a small play written by Ben Fruchtl. This work analyzes one of the essential questions of the course, Social Foundations of Music Education, and questions how educators can change models of education to make learning more relevant in and out of school.


Court Musician: Four-Year Starter Sam Willson Is Composed On The Basketball Court - And At The Keyboard, Charles Eichacker 2016 Colby College

Court Musician: Four-Year Starter Sam Willson Is Composed On The Basketball Court - And At The Keyboard, Charles Eichacker

Colby Magazine

Four-year starter Sam Willson is composed on the basketball court—and at the keyboard


Culture Shock: Understanding World Cultures Through Arts Integration, Shelby Wooldridge 2016 Western Kentucky University

Culture Shock: Understanding World Cultures Through Arts Integration, Shelby Wooldridge

Honors College Capstone Experience/Thesis Projects

Teachers often have difficulty engaging students in arts and humanities classes. To aid in this struggle, a series of lesson plans applicable for kindergarten through twelfth grade students in music and arts and humanities classes will be presented. These lesson plans will teach students about world cultures, such as West African, Appalachian, and Latin America, through arts integration. In order to reach this goal, there will be a component on student development in order to match the units with students’ developmental levels. From there, the lesson plans will be developed to incorporate all of the art forms, with an emphasis ...


A Study Of Chemistry: For Wind Ensemble, Morgan Duff 2016 Western Kentucky University

A Study Of Chemistry: For Wind Ensemble, Morgan Duff

Honors College Capstone Experience/Thesis Projects

Many musicians have a limited understanding of chemistry, while many chemists aren't familiar with details of music theory or composition. Through the composition of a four-part musical work based entirely on several broad areas of chemistry, certain relationships have been shown between music and chemistry. Because of the overlap between certain scientific concepts and many aspects of music theory, it is possible for members of both fields to use what they already know in order to gain a deeper understanding of the other, very different, subject. Because everyone has learning strengths in differing areas, I believe the use of ...


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