Music Therapy History

MT-PRO Music Therapy List
Thu, 14 Oct 1999 02:18:55 -0500

I am a little surprised at all of the incorrect information being given out
in response to the query regarding the first college program in music
therapy. I think that if we are treating this service as a
professional/scholarly resource then we have to be more certain about the
information that we share, especially when dealing with clearly factual matters.
According to Ruth Boxberger's doctoral dissertation:
"Michigan State College, East Lansing, established the first four-year
curriculum in music therapy in the fall of 1944, under the direction of Roy
Underwood," (Boxberger, 1963, pp. 64--65).
Boxberger, R. (1963). A historical study of the National Association for
Music Therapy. Doctoral Dissertation, University of Kansas. UMI # 64-6814.
Ken Aigen
-- MT-PRO Music Therapy List, on 10/14/1999 at 2:18:37 AM

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