Summer Music Therapy Camp

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Join us for Summer Music Therapy Camp

2024 Summer Camp Dates | June 16-21, 2024

Music Therapy Camp is SOLD OUT

Experience what the field of music therapy looks like in this one week intensive. Find out how this growing field is helping individuals from the beginning of life to the end of life and how music plays an important part in brain development. Learn more about what goes into a music therapy session by observing sessions led by board-certified music therapists and participating in role play scenarios. Hands-on experiences such as ukulele instruction, introduction to songwriting, and fun jam sessions allow for some great opportunities to express your creativity. No previous musical experience necessary. This is a great opportunity to explore the many ways music can be used to improve health and wellness.

Register for Camp

**Music Therapy Camp is SOLD OUT**

Total Registration Cost: $500

  • Base Cost: $450
  • Registration Fee (non-refundable): $50

For students entering 9th grade to graduating seniors.

Cost includes resident hall lodging, three meals a day, snacks, and all major aspects of the camp. Our dining hall has many options for those with food allergies. However, we encourage you to bring appropriate snacks since not all snack options will meet all dietary needs.

Note: The $50 non-refundable registration fee is due at the time of registration. No student will be considered registered until they have submitted this fee. Balance of tuition and fees are due by May 31, 2024. Any registrations after June 1, 2024 will incur an additional $50 late registration fee.

Meet the Camp Directors

Rebecca Barnard, Ph.D.

Rebecca is the Director of the Music Therapy program at IWU. Dr. Barnard just recently received her doctorate in Educational Psychology with an emphasis in child and adolescent development. As a clinician, she has worked as a music therapist at both the beginning and end of life within the Neonatal intensive Care Units, pediatric patients, preschoolers, and hospice. In addition to the music therapy courses at IWU, she also teaches both guitar class and private guitar lessons. Dr. Barnard is passionate about music therapy and its effects on the brain.

Karren Miller

Karen is a Associate Professor and Clinical Coordinator of Music Therapy at IWU. Prior to joining the IWU faculty, Professor Miller served for 18 years as Professor and Director of Music Therapy at Sam Houston State University (SHSU) and, prior to that, acquired more than 10 years' experience in clinical music therapy practice. As a clinician, she provided services to a wide variety of populations in Florida, South Carolina, and Texas. Areas of specialization include music therapy in the psychiatric treatment of adolescents, and Neurologic Music Therapy in the treatment of patients suffering from strokes, traumatic brain injuries, and Parkinson's Disease. Professor Miller is also a singer/songwriter who enjoys writing songs both within and outside of the music therapy setting.