Emily Ross – Bio

Emily Ross, MT-BC (CBMT)

MUS-emily-rossAdministrative Faculty, Music Therapy




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 as a music therapist in private practice since 2003 serving children and adults on the autism spectrum. She has taught Marylhurst music therapy courses and supervised music therapy interns and practicum students since 2003, and has been full time faculty at Marylhurst since 2015. She received Marylhurst’s Excellence in Academic Service and Teaching Award in 2009. Emily plays French horn in the Portland Wind Symphony.

Selected Professional Affiliations

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

Selected 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)