What is music therapy?
- Rhythm sticks
Music therapists are part of the medical team and work collaboratively with doctors and nurses to complement the care they provide. We assess patients each time we work with them so that we can tailor sessions to their needs. We address the following areas:
- Pain, anxiety, nausea, sleepless
- Emotional coping and adjustment
- Functional rehabilitation and developmental activities
- Limited meaningful leisure
- Family coping during end-of-life care
Our music therapists work with a variety of cultural and faith backgrounds, using music to help families stay connected to their heritage and traditions. We also have experience with non-English-speaking and non-verbal patients who enjoy using music as a common language of communication. If you’d like to participate in music therapy, please speak with your doctor or nurse.
If you have questions about the Music Therapy Program, please call 717-531-3505.
Become an intern
If you’re enrolled in a music therapy program and are looking for an internship opportunity, please call 717-531-3505 for an application.
Become a volunteer
Make a donation
To make a donation to the Music Therapy Fund, contact University Development at 717-531-6118 or donate online. Have an instrument you’d like to donate? Call 717-531-3505 and we’ll determine if we can put it to good use.