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Dawn Iwamasa

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Music Therapy Faculty


MA in Music Therapy, University of the Pacific
BA in Conservatory of Music, University of the Pacific


Music Therapy

Classes Taught

Psychology of Music


Dawn Iwamasa supervises music therapy interns and practicum students. She works in private practice and since 2008 has consulted as a music therapist for Shriner's Hospital for Children Northern California, Kaiser Hospital Pediatrics in Oakland, California, and at Kindercare in Aloha, Oregon. She also is a member of the Children's Cancer Association in Portland, Oregon.

She is a board-certified music therapist, and earned her neurological music therapist certification from the Unkefer Academy of Neurological Music Therapy. She earned a credential as a certified child life specialist from the Child Life Council.

Presentations and Workshops

Jamming Through the Millennium: Increasing Your Repertoire of Current Music

Music Therapy in Pediatrics

Creative Arts Therapies in Pediatric Healthcare

Music Therapy for Autism Spectrum Disorders

A Case Study in Music Therapy

ABC Do Re Mi: The Sound of Children Learning

Learning Style Assessment

Pediatric Pain Management Course (Hypnotherapy)



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Music Therapy Faculty Present at OHCA Conference

Marylhurst music therapy faculty will present a workshop at the annual Oregon Health Care Association conference in September 2014.


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MUSIC DEPARTMENT: New Student Orientation and Picnic

Marylhurst music students-- Please join us for a full day of getting to know each other, the music department, and your program--whether BA Music o...


October 06, 2014

Register for 2014 Reunion Weekend

Please RSVP by October 1 for all events you wish to attend during Reunion Weekend. All events open to the public. Register online or return the pr...


October 16, 2014

NEW YORK, NEW YORK--A Fundraiser...With Special Guests: THE SLANTS

A festive evening to raise funds for the Marylhurst Choirs' trip to Carnegie Hall in February 2015. With special guests THE SLANTS, Portland's not...


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