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Using Music As Therapy

Oct 30, 2013

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Music therapy has been a growing form of complementary medicine for the past 50 years. Studies have shown music therapy can help with everything from Alzheimer’s to depression to developmental disorders and even cancer treatment. 

We invited three local music therapists to speak about local and national research being conducted, as well as their own experience in using vocal and instrumental music in a patient's treatment and recovery process. 


  • Dr. Melita Belgrave, Assistant Professor at UMKC in the Music Therapy Program 
  • Dr. Robert Groene, Associate Professor and the Director of Music Therapy at UMKC
  • Dr. Dena Register, Associate Professor of Music Education & Music Therapy at KU