Sharon Boyle

Sharon Boyle, MM, MT-BC

Coordinator, Undergraduate Music Therapy Program; Associate Professor of Music Therapy

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  • Phone: (812) 535-5145


Education and Qualifications

  • M.M., East Carolina University
  • B.A., Linfield College
  • Board-certified music therapist through the Certification Board for Music Therapists
  • Level II Music & Imagery Training (Anna Maria College)
  • Post-graduate courses at University of Kansas, Indiana State University and Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College

Professional Contributions

Areas of Specialization, Publication & Research

  • Boyle, S.R. & Engen, R.L. (2008). Are music therapists at risk for voice problems? Raising awareness of vocal health issues? Music Therapy Perspectives, 26 (1), 46-50.
  • Published book review of Chase, K. (2002). The music therapy assessment handbook. Music Therapy Perspectives, 22(2), 130-132.
  • Contributions to Moderated Discussion Forum of Voices: A World Forum for Music Therapy
  • Regular presenter at state, regional, and national music therapy conferences on topics such as: Self-care in Music Therapy, Vocal health in Music Therapy, Clinical Training and Supervision in Music Therapy

Recognition and Awards

  • 2011 Sister Mary Joseph Pomeroy Faculty Excellence Award for Teaching
  • 2010 Community Service Provider of the Year Award from Human Resources Center of Edgar and Clark Counties (SMWC Music Therapy Program)
  • 2009 Who’s Who in America selected biography
  • 2008 Sister Joseph Pomeroy Faculty Excellence Award for Scholarship 

Professional Service / Membership

  • Music Therapy Perspectives Editorial Board (2009-present)
  • Great Lakes Region of the American Music Therapy Association Executive Board, Indiana State Representative 2007-2011; Strategic Planning Committee, 2011-
    • Association for Indiana Music Therapy (AIMT), President 2007-2011; Webmaster 2009-present; President-Elect 2006-07; Public Relations Officer 2005-2007
    • Mu Phi Epsilon, Gamma Psi Alumni Chapter, Scholarship Committee Chairperson 2004-2005 
    • 15 years extensive clinical practice
    • 10 years teaching experience at undergraduate and graduate level