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Emily Ross

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Department of Art, Music and Creative Arts Therapies


MA in Transpersonal Counseling Psychology (emphasis in Music Therapy), Naropa University
Bachelor of Music Education, University of Colorado


Music Therapy

Classes Taught

Music Therapy:

Intro to Music Therapy
Music Therapy for Children
Music for Recreation and Special Education
Clinical Improvisation
Music and Movement
2nd Year Practicum Seminar

Human Sciences:

Exceptional Children in the Schools



Emily Ross has worked in private practice since 2003 as a music therapist serving children and adults on the autism spectrum. The name of her business is Self Express Music Therapy Studio. She has supervised music therapy interns and practicum students since 2003, and also plays French horn in the Pacific Crest Wind Symphony.

Professional Associations

Oregon Association of Music Therapy
American Music Therapy Association
Autism Society of Oregon

Presentations / Workshops

What is Music Therapy?
Music Therapy Playshop
Children with Special Needs: Understanding their Challenges; Meeting their Needs
Children with Special Needs: Meeting their Needs with Music
Communication and Language: What a Daycare Provider Can Do to Promote Language Development
Music Therapy for Children with Disabilities: A Transpersonal Approach
Therapeutic Decision Making: Using Erickson's Developmental Model to Approach Clients Effectively


Excellence in Academic Service & Teaching, Marylhurst University (2009)


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Blake Shell, The Robert and Mercedes Eichholz Director & Curator of The Art Gym & Belluschi Pavilion, was invited to be a panelist for selecting the 2015 Individual Fellowship Award for The Regional Arts & Culture Council.


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October 04, 2015 – December 05, 2015

Kartz Ucci Retrospective at The Art Gym

The Art Gym will present a retrospective exhibition of the work of Kartz Ucci, a talented and prolific artist who passed away in 2013 at 52 years o...


October 07, 2015 – December 16, 2015

The Planets: Paintings by Sarah Anne Burns

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November 26, 2015 – November 27, 2015

Thanksgiving Holiday

University closed Thursday & Friday. Saturday and Sunday, the campus and Shoen Library will be open. The Marylhurst University community wishes y...


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