Ohio University

Laura Brown

Contact

BrownL5@ohio.edu

School

Music

Laura Brown

Assistant Professor of Music Therapy

Laura Brown, PhD, MT-BC, Assistant Professor of Music Therapy, joined the faculty at Ohio University in the Fall of 2014. Dr. Brown holds a Bachelor of Music Therapy degree from Appalachian State University (2003), a Masters of Music Therapy degree from Appalachian State University (2009), and a PhD in Music and Human Learning from The University of Texas at Austin (2012).

Her college teaching experience includes teaching at Western Illinois University and serving as a teaching assistant at The University of Texas at Austin and at Appalachian State University. Dr. Brown was the recipient of the School of Music Outstanding Teaching Award in 2018. Her clinical experience includes working in both private practice and public school settings with children and adults with disabilities.

Dr. Brown’s primary research interests include music therapy with children with autism and using music in inclusive settings. Her research has been published in the Journal of Music Therapy, Music Therapy Perspectives, Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, Music Educator’s Journal, and General Music Today. Dr. Brown is an active member of the American Music Therapy Association and an active presenter at regional and national music education and music therapy conferences.

Educational Background:

PhD, Music and Human Learning, The University of Texas at Austin MMT, Music Therapy, Appalachian State University BM, Music Therapy, Appalachian State University

Classes Being Taught:

  • MUS 3920 Third Year Practicum in Music Therapy
  • MUS 4810 Music Therapy Principles and Techniques I (Children with Disabilities)
  • MUS 4830 Music Therapy Principles and Techniques III (Professional Skills)
  • MUS 4910 Internship
  • MUS 5840 Clinical Practice in Music Therapy
  • MUS 5920 Advanced Practicum