Wartburg Student Music Therapy Association

Wartburg Student Music Therapy Association


Hello Wartburg Music Therapy Community!! My current job is looking to hire more music therapists, and if you are looking for a dynamic team to help you continue to grow after internship (or if you know of anyone who is completing an internship or in the midst of a job search who you think might be a good candidate) please check out the following job description or pass it along! Hope you're all doing well!

Hi all, wanted to share this opportunity for a Sprouting Melodies training course that is starting tomorrow. Roman Music Therapy Services (the private practice that I work for) has an off shoot organization, Raising Harmony, that specializes in Music Therapy in early childhood development. The course is by Elizabeth Schwartz and Meredith Roman-Pizzi who are both phenomenal MTs and experts in this area. I learned a lot when I took it as an intern and I would recommend!
Registration for #MWRAMTA20 is now live. See details in the event below.
Hello all, I thought I would share the video that I made that features some of you wonderfully beautiful humans! This is to help out the first year music students adjust to the music life as a college student! If you could share this link around with anyone that you feel would benefit from this video that will be greatly appreciated!

Special thanks to Shilah Stroud, Jordan Schwartz and Sarah Manche for coming to Bartels today and caroling with the residents! What a treat for all of us to sing along with you ladies. 🎶🎄🎶
Hello everyone! As you are heading back to Wartburg this fall, and commuting throughout the year, take the chance during all of those long car rides to download podcasts from "The Music Therapy Show" by Janice Harris. You can find it on your iPhone under the podcast app! A lot you can learn as the host brings on a lot of different music therapists around the country to talk about what they do. Check it out!

The WSMTA is a student run organization supporting Wartburg Music Therapy students during their undergraduate years and continuing with them for years to come.

Additional Resources:

American Music Therapy Association

Midwest American Music Therapy Association

Iowa Music Therapy Association

The American Music Therapy Association Students

Operating as usual


Thank you, WSMTA council of 2020-2021, you are so appreciated! (And a lot of fun too!)

New council members will be revealed soon 😋

Thank you, WSMTA council of 2020-2021, you are so appreciated! (And a lot of fun too!)

New council members will be revealed soon 😋


We’re back with #wartburgmusictherapy #seniorsunday ! 🤩

Meet Jennifer Greve 🎶

Internship site: Madonna School in Omaha , NE
Most excited for: “I am so excited to have the chance to grow as a music therapist by working with professionals in the field! It will also be exciting to be able to devote all my time and energy to the internship!”
Population: individuals aged 4-21 with intellectual/developmental delays

Congratulations, Jenni! You are such a light! ☀️


It’s SENIOR SUNDAY #wartburgmusictherapy #seniorsunday

This is Grace Pistek! ⭐️

Internship site: Central Wisconsin Center in Madison, Wisconsin

Most excited about: “I am excited to have the opportunity to fully experience being a music therapist while learning from experts in the field. I think that this internship will make me a more well-rounded therapist as well because I do not have much experience with this population. I will also get to work with a team that includes physical therapists, occupational therapists, and speech language pathologists, which is something I’ve always been interested in.”

Population(s): “I will be working primarily with adults with intellectual disabilities. The center has some full-time residents but also serves the community with an intensive treatment program and outpatient services for individuals with various behavior problems.”

You’re incredible, Grace! Congratulations and good luck. ❤️


Happy #wartburgmusictherapy #seniorsunday 🎉

Today’s senior is Jaki 🧡

Internship site: Fulton State Hospital
Most excited about: “It’s the population I want to work with and I love the location!”
Population: mental health

Congratulations Jaki! You will go so far. 😊


Happy #wartburgmusictherapy #seniorsunday 🧡

Meet Allison Kuehn!
Internship site: Toneworks LLC
Most excited about: “I get to work with children and also combine both music education and music therapy into my internship”
Population: those developmentally ages 1-21

Congrats, Allison! You’re going to do amazing things. 😁

Enlightenment Week Mask Fundraiser 02/24/2021

Enlightenment Week Mask Fundraiser

We're selling masks for Enlightenment Week (March 29-April 1) this year! They are $10 each, and all proceeds will go to the American Autism Society.

The goal of Enlightenment Week is to raise awareness for Autism and Neurodiversity. WSMTA puts on events throughout the week to do this, as well as to educate people on Autism and Neurodiversity.

The google form (link below) contains a picture of the mask design and an order form for the masks!

Enlightenment Week Mask Fundraiser All Proceeds go to Autism Society of America ($10) Any questions please reach out to Anna Galioto ([email protected]) or Tessa Burger ([email protected])


‘Tis the season for #wartburgmusictherapy #seniorsunday !!

Meet our first senior - Jenna McMains 🧡

Internship site: Minnesota State Academy for the Blind
Most excited about: combining her music education and music therapy backgrounds!
Population(s): blind and visually impaired K-12 students

Congrats, Jenna! We’re so proud of you. 🥳


We’re so proud of this Wartburg alum! 🧡

For today's #MusicTherapyMonday, we feature Payton Brinkman, one of West Music's lovely music therapy interns! Payton joined the West Music team as an intern in September 2020. She is originally from Cassville, Wisconsin and attended Wartburg College. Payton has enjoyed working with a variety of clients West Music and exploring new ways to engage over telehealth. In her free time she likes to play flute, enjoy nature, and relax with her dog.

Payton says, "I have embraced the challenge that this year has brought. We are constantly improving our services via telehealth and are continuing to connect with individuals to improve their lives and help them reach their goals. I am so grateful for the opportunity to touch lives through music even during an unprecedented year."


Tonight is the big night! See you in chapel commons at 7:00 for some music therapy demonstrations!


See you tonight! 🤩


See you tonight!! 🤩


Wartburg Student Music Therapy Association's cover photo


Today’s the day!! Share a post and tell us what MT means to you! 💙🧡


Happy Music Therapy Awareness Week! See you at our wonderful events 🧡🖤



Check out the new bulletin board with some words from our 3rd and 4th year student music therapists!


Check out the new bulletin board with some words from our 3rd and 4th year student music therapists!


It’s the day before graduation! Let’s celebrate another #musictherapysenior Sami Willis. Sami will be an intern at Shriner’s Hospital in Sacramento, CA with In Harmony Music Therapy Services. “I will have the incredible opportunity to work in the ICU with burn patients and use music therapy to help them begin their recovery. I am also excited to expand my knowledge in both guitar and ukulele during this time!” She will be working with children with complex surgical needs. Let’s send Sami off with congrats! 🎹🎉🎼


Today our #musictherapysenior isMaddie Cable. Maddie will be an intern Meaningful Day Services in Indianapolis, IN. “I’m excited about this internship because it is with a population that I have not yet worked with but have been so interested in.” She will be working with clients with intellectual developmental disabilities. Congratulations Maddie! 🎉🎸


The #musictherapysenior today is Sadie Eitemiller. She will be an intern Omaha Music Therapy. “I am excited for the growth that it will bring and all the great clients I will meet along the way!” Sadie will be working with a wide range of individuals with varying needs. Congratulations Sadie! 🎉🎹


Our #musictherapysenior today is Claire Shaw. She will be an intern at Musical Safari, a private practice in the Twin Cities, MN metro area. “I’m excited to expand my knowledge and musical skills with a wide range of populations. I am also excited to be doing what I love every day!” Claire will be working with adults with intellectual disabilities, senior citizens, preschool-age children and more. Let’s congratulate Claire in her exciting new path! 🎉🎸


What have Wartburg student music therapists been up to this weekend? Attending the online Midwestern Region of American Music Therapy Association conference of course! Thank you for a great weekend of continuing education while we are at home. 🎶🎸


This week our #musictherapysenior is Payton Brinkman. She will be an intern at West Music Quad Cities in Moline, IL in the fall. “I am so excited to serve the Midwest and learn in my new music therapy journey.” Payton will be working in schools, hospice, care facilities, and adaptive lessons. Congratulations to another future music therapist! 🎉🎶


This week our #musictherapysenior is Annika Johnson. She will be an intern at Franciscan Life Process Center. “I am excited to work with a large variety of populations and learn more about working in the music therapy field.” She will be working with a large variety of populations from Autism Spectrum Disorder, developmental disabilities, to palliative care. Help us congratulate another amazing senior! 🎸🎉


Today’s #musictherapysenior is Sofia Bouffard who will be an intern at Oral Roberts University Music Therapy Clinic in Tulsa, OK. “I am excited to work with varied populations, see multiple approaches to music therapy, and have the chance to participate in research!” In her internship, Sofia will a variety of populations including older adults with dementia and Alzheimer’s, children with developmental disorders, and individuals with neurological disorders. Congratulations Sofia! 🎶🎸


Today we are highlighting our first #musictherapysenior Harlie Jacobsen will be an intern at Music Therapy Services of North Iowa, LLC. “I am so excited to be out in the real world and helping those around me through music. I am also very excited to learn more about private practice and making connections in the community I will be serving!” She will be working with many different populations from children to geriatrics and everything in between! Good luck Harlie on your new adventure! 🎹🎶


It’s #worldmusictherapyday Want to know more about music therapy @wartburgcollege? Send us a message! 🎹🧡


Wartburg students past and present came together with many other music therapists from around the state to lobby for #musictherapy title protection! A great day to connect with professionals about #mtadvocacy in Iowa 🎵🎸🎹 @ Iowa State Capitol


Iowa Chapter of Music Therapy

Looking for ways to get involved with music therapy in the state of Iowa? Mark your calendars for our annual Hill Day 2020. This year it will be held on February 5 at the Iowa State Capitol building in Des Moines. More details coming soon!


Come see music therapy in action at Demo Night. You won't want to miss this last activity of Music Therapy Awareness Week! 🎶


Join the Jam Session tonight in the Band Hall from 8-9 p.m. All instruments welcome 🎸🎷🎹


Stop by the Music Therapy Lab to explore some cool instruments and learn how they are used in the profession from 7-9!


The chilly weekend didn't keep WSMTA inside this Homecoming weekend. We had some amazing participation in a drum circle and provided music around campus during Wartburg College's Ren Fair.


Just as we welcome in all the new music therapy students to the department, our seniors had their last first practicum seminar of the year! #wartburgworthit 🎸🎹


Music Therapy Hub

Many music therapists work in hospitals. Get a snapshot into the work of a medical music therapist and learn how credentialed music therapists differ from other music professionals commonly encountered in the medical setting. Don't forget to like, comment, and share to help spread the word! #musictherapyhub #musictherapyadvocacy

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It’s the day before graduation!  Let’s celebrate another #musictherapysenior Sami Willis. Sami will be an intern at Shri...
Today our #musictherapysenior isMaddie Cable. Maddie will be an intern Meaningful Day Services in Indianapolis, IN. “I’m...
The #musictherapysenior today is Sadie Eitemiller.  She will be an intern Omaha Music Therapy. “I am excited for the gro...




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