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Laura Beer Receives WRAMTA Award

Dr. Laura Beer was recognized by her peers with the 2015 Professional Practice Award from the Western Region American Association of Music Therapy.

Carnegie Hall: Once in a Lifetime

The Marylhurst Chamber Choir and Dr. Justin Smith reminisced about their once-in-a-lifetime experience performing at Carnegie Hall in February 2015.

Marylhurst's Creative Arts Therapies Serve Portland

Marylhurst University creative arts therapy students donate more than 67,000 hours of therapeutic services to mental and health-care patients in the Portland area.

Music Therapy Advocates for State Registry

Music therapy faculty, backed by a throng of supporters in the gallery, appeared before the Health Care Committee to support HB 2796 to create an Oregon state registry for music therapists in February 2015.

Lillieth Grand Published in Spectrums Magazine

Lillieth Grand, music therapy faculty, published an article in the winter 2014 issue of Spectrums Magazine, a regional publication on autism issues.

Music Therapy Master's Program Approved

The Marylhurst University Board of Trustees approved a new Master of Arts in Music Therapy degree program in October 2014. Classes start September 2015.

Marylhurst Chamber Choir Performs at Invitational

The Marylhurst Chamber Choir, led by Dr. Justin Smith, has been invited to perform at the Oregon Music Educators Association All State conference in Eugene in January 2015.

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.

Laura Beer Presents at National Music Conference

Dr. Laura Beer, director of the music therapy program, gave a talk titled Music Therapy: A Healing Art and Clinical Modality at the National Federation of Music Club's conference in June 2014.

Petra Kern Contributes to Autism Book

Dr. Petra Kern, music therapy faculty, contributed a chapter to Frontiers in Autism Research, published in July 2014.

Lauridsen Concert To Air On All Classical Portland

Last fall's concert featuring composer-in-residence Morten Lauridsen and the Marylhurst choirs, led by Choral Director Justin Smith, was broadcast on All Classical Portland radio on June 15, 2014.

John Paul's City Girl Performed by Vancouver Symphony

Dr. John Paul's original score to the 1930 silent film City Girl was performed by members of the Vancouver Symphony on May 18, 2014.

Music Therapy Alumni & Faculty Engage at WRAMTA Conference

Marylhurst alumni and faculty in the music therapy program took an active role in the planning and presentation of the 2014 Western Regional American Music Therapy Association conference in Portland.

Justin Smith Conducts Regional Choir

Dr. Justin Smith, music faculty, conducted the OMEA region III high school honor choir in a performance at St. Helens High School on January 31, 2014.

Petra Kern Publishes Research in Journal

Dr. Petra Kern published a study on music therapy services for clients with autism spectrum disorder in the Journal of Music Therapy's winter 2013 issue.

Music Therapy Faculty Present at AMTA National Conference

Drs. Petra Kern and Laura Beer presented at the national American Music Therapy Association conference in November 2013.

 

 

 

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April 10, 2015

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Composer Christina Rusnak will present her work, in a 90-minute program. At 3:30, Christina will talk with music students from Marylhurst Universi...

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April 19, 2015

Marylhurst Community Orchestra: Concerto Sunday

Concerto Sunday is a wonderful event, highlighting solo and ensemble groups from the Orchestra.

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April 25, 2015

Handmade Musical Instrument Exhibit

The Handmade Musical Instrument Exhibit features instrument makers and performers of the Pacific Northwest. Exhibits and woodworking demonstrations...

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