Music Therapy Research
Music Therapy faculty and students frequently publish and present new research in leading journals, publications and conferences. We are currently in the process of developing a tool that our faculty and students will use to share their latest research and news of their publications here in this space. For now, have a look at these updates shared recently by KU News about our faculty.
- Link to AMTA Research Committee (various entities linked here)
- Link to Center for Undergraduate Research
- Link to Student Development Opportunity Fund
- Link to University Funding for Travel for Research/Conferences
- Link to MTR2025 Documents
- Link to faculty pages that talks about their research
- Link to graduate students research (past and present-names, titles, years, pictures, award)
- Link to undergraduate students research (see above)
- Links to journals
Music Therapist's Writings Range from Philosophical to Practical
LAWRENCE – Bill Matney believes music therapists must sing and play a variety of instruments to have a complete toolkit to help their clients.
And as his scholarly publications show, the assistant professor at the University of Kansas School of Music takes a similarly wide-ranging interest in the field, from probing its deepest philosophical underpinnings to offering very specific instructions in his specialty, the use of percussion and the drum set.
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Music Therapy Aims to Develop Emotion Regulation in Preschoolers
LAWRENCE – Telling an adult, much less a preschooler, to calm down is easier said than done. But it is a skill that can be learned.
So that is what Deanna Hanson-Abromeit, University of Kansas associate professor of music, is working on. She and a colleague recently won a grant from the American Music Therapy Association to experiment with what they believe is an effective way to train preschoolers to regulate their emotions.