Date of Award


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Degree Name

Master of Science in Music Therapy


Music Therapy

First Advisor

Dr. Adenike Webb


Little to no research has been done on music therapy and racial, ethnic, and musical representation. The present study investigated the perceptions racially and ethnically diverse music therapy students/new professionals have of cultural and musical representation in music therapy education, and whether opportunities, exist for ethnically/culturally diverse students to include their music when it is not directly implemented in the music therapy curricula. Thirteen participants were surveyed and results showed that there are gaps in music therapy education when it comes to racial, ethnic, and musical representation outside of Western traditions. Findings indicate that there is a need for further implementation and emphasis of racial, ethnic and musical representation in music therapy education.

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Music Therapy Commons