Le Fer Hall
Tracy Richardson
Departments / Offices
  • Arts & Letters
  • Master of Arts in Art Therapy
  • Master of Arts in Music Therapy
  • Music and Theatre
  • Social and Behavioral Sciences
  • Advanced Practicum
  • Research Methods
  • Thesis
  • Advanced Improvisation

Education and Qualifications

  • Ph.D., Indiana State University
  • M.S., Indiana State University
  • B.S., Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College
  • Board-certified music therapist through the Certification Board for Music Therapists

Professional Contributions

Areas of Specialization, Publication, & Research

  • Richardson, T. (2011). The impact of training on music therapists’ songwriting knowledge, self-efficacy, and behavior (Doctoral dissertation).
  • Richardson, T. (2010). I celebrate my life. Songwriting and recording session with breast cancer survivors. Celebration of Life conference.
  • Five-hour Continuing Music Therapy Education (CMTE) sessions for music therapists and regional and national conferences, including:
    • Ignite your songwriting: A workshop to build skills and confidence
    • I write the songs: Songwriting in/as music therapy
  • Regular presenter at state, regional, and national music therapy conferences on topics such as: Distance Education in Music Therapy, Clinical Training of Undergraduate and Graduate Music Therapy Students, Song Writing in Music Therapy, and Music Therapy Research

Recognition and Awards

  • 2009 Award of Merit, American Music Therapy Association
  • 2009 Spirit of Unification Award, American Music Therapy Association
  • 2009 Songwriting Award, American Music Therapy Association
  • 2005 Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College Sister Mary Joseph Pomeroy Award for Faculty Excellence for Service

Professional Service/Membership

  • American Music Therapy Association
    • Great Lakes Region of the American Music Therapy Association (President 2011-present; President-Elect 2009-2011)
    • Association for Indiana Music Therapy
  • American Counseling Association
  • Mu Phi Epsilon, Gamma Psi Alumni Chapter
  • 23 years clinical practice;16 years teaching experience