Adjunct Assistant Professor of Music Therapy and Clinical Coordinator
Barbara received her Bachelor of Music degree with an emphasis in sacred music and organ performance from Augustana College, Rock Island, Illinois. After over 20 years of teaching piano, serving as a church organist and early childhood music teacher, she received her Master of Arts degree in music therapy from Texas Woman’s University. An active clinician, she has worked as a music therapist in a number of settings, including the public schools, early intervention centers, and private practice with clients with a variety of handicapping conditions, including autism, cerebral palsy, developmental delays, and mental retardation. Barbara has served as a practicum supervisor and affiliate internship director with Texas Woman’s University. She has presented at American Music Therapy Association and autism conferences since 1993 as well as providing in-services for local school districts. Barbara coordinates and supervises the clinical placements for our students at SMU.
TeachingMusic therapy core curriculum and music therapy practicum supervision