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Meadows' Alethea Pettinger on Working with Music Therapy

Alethea Pettinger stopped by WRR Classical 101 FM to play some bach, talk music therapy

There are only a few programs like it in the country. Music therapy (SMU is one of a few Universities that are fully accredited by the American Music Therapy Association and National Association of Schools of Music) is blossoming as a new avenue for post-college work. Led by Dr. Robert Krout , the program harnesses psychology and music theory and uses it as a healing balm.

Which is exactly what alum Alethea Pettinger strives for. She started out as a violin performance, but switched to Music Therapy at Meadows after learning about the program. Since then, she’s worked at Children’s Medical Center, with the elderly providing healing sounds for those with dementia, and the SMU clinic for two years. Over on WRR Classical 101 FM., Alethea recently stopped by to play a beautiful Bach piece and talk the nature of the Music Therapy Program. Give it a listen below.

SEE ALSO: The Division of Music Homepage

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