Marylhurst alum Danielle Crowe ’14 and Lillieth Grand, member of the music therapy faculty at Marylhurst, accepted appointments to leadership roles at the Oregon Association for Music Therapy for 2017.
Danielle Crowe, MT-BC is the new OAMT president. Danielle became a music therapist because music was her refuge, and she believed in facilitating the safety she felt when she was immersed in music. Aligned in humanistic and integrative philosophies with extended training in the Bonny-Method of Music and Imagery, NICU music therapy, and Sound Birthing Music-Assisted Childbirth, Danielle offers a well-informed approach. Danielle completed her internship in a downtown hospital serving adults in acute and rehabilitative settings. Inspired by her personal experience with music and clinical experience, she launched Refuge Music Therapy, a private practice dedicated to the individual client and the community of all ages and abilities in the Eugene and Springfield area.
Lillieth Grand, MS, MT-BC will serve as OAMT vice president. Lillieth has been a music therapist since 1993. She owns a private practice, Milestone Music Therapy, and sees clients in their homes, schools or facilities throughout the Portland metropolitan area. She works primarily with children, some adults, with brain injury, autism, developmental disabilities, auditory processing disorders, and the like. She also provides early childhood music classes in preschools. With a master’s degree in special education, Lillieth is a sensory integration specialist. Lillieth trains music therapists from around the world in music therapy assisted childbirth through Sound Birthing.
The Oregon Association for Music Therapy promotes music therapy education and advocacy in Oregon. Music therapy is an established health profession in which music is used within a therapeutic relationship to address physical, emotional, cognitive and social needs of individuals.
Danielle Crowe earned her Bachelor of Music Therapy degree from Marylhurst University in 2014.
Lillieth Grand teaches Psychology of Music and Music Therapy Practicum and Seminar at Marylhurst University. She is also camp director of the annual Creative Arts Day Camp.