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Academic Program Approval Committee

Committee Description
To contact a committee member, search for that name in the individual directory online. Committee Goals: 1. To support the establishment and maintenance of standards of excellence for education and clinical training in the field through collaboration with appropriate association bodies (e.g. other national committees and the Education and Training Advisory Board). 2. To utilize these standards as evaluative criteria for recommending approval for academic institutions upon initial application and review, and every ten years thereafter in conjunction with the NASM accreditation/affirmation review.

Committee Leadership
Rebecca L. Engen
Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Music Therapy
Alverno College
Milwaukee, WI
United States

Dr. Michael L. Zanders
Assistant professor of music therapy
Temple University
Springfield, PA
United States

Melita J. Belgrave
(Committee Representative - At Large)
Mesa, AZ
United States

Dr. Laura S Brown
(Committee Representative - At Large)
Appalachian State University
Boone, NC
United States

Alejandra J. Ferrer
(Committee Representative - At Large)
Coordinator of Music Therapy/Assistant Professor of Music Therapy
Belmont University
Pegram, TN
United States

Maureen C. Hearns
(Committee Representative - At Large)
Hyde Park, UT
United States

Mrs. Melissa E. Heffner
(Committee Representative - Southwestern Region)
Denton, TX
United States

Nicole Jacobs
(Committee Representative - Midwestern Region)
Executive Director
Lincoln Music Therapy Services
Lincoln, NE
United States

Betsey King
(Committee Representative - At Large)
Rochester, NY
United States

Ms. Christine Ann Korb
(Committee Representative - Western Region)
Director of Music Therapy
Pacific University
Portland, OR
United States

Dr. Chih-Chen Sophia Lee
(Committee Representative - At Large)
Director of Music Therapy, Ass. Prof.
Southwestern Oklahoma St U
Weatherford, OK
United States

Ms. Carmen E. Osburn
(Committee Representative - Southeastern Region)
Professor, Director of Music Therapy
Columbus, MS
United States

Suzanne Nowikas Sorel
(Committee Representative - Mid-Atlantic Region)
New York, NY
United States

Heather Bloam Wagner
(Committee Representative - New England Region)
Berlin, CT
United States

Jane P. Creagan
(Committee Representative)
American Music Therapy Association, Inc.
Silver Spring, MD
United States

Mrs. Marilyn I. Sandness

Melbourne, FL
United States


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