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Connecting through creative arts

Catherine Compton Nielsen, MT-BC ‘03 and her entrepreneurial husband, Chris Nielsen, started The Palm Beach Music Therapy Institute, LLC in 2007. In 2019, they changed the name to Creative Arts Therapies of the Palm Beaches. Cat and Chris and their three children, Penelope, Grover, and Heidi, live in Palm Beach County, Florida.  She said, “I am […]

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Gorsky practices music therapy abroad

Melinda Gorsky’s study abroad trip to Jamaica this summer included working in Jamaican schools, care centers, orphanages and hospitals and living and studying in rural Jamaica. Gorsky, a music therapy major, learned of the program through CSU’s director of music therapy, Dr. Jennifer Whipple. She applied and was accepted to the Jamaica Field Service Project, […]

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Music therapy interns impacting Doors to Freedom residents

Music therapy students from Charleston Southern University complete internships in local organizations focused on helping the hurting such as Doors to Freedom, My Sister’s House and the Coastal Regional Evaluation Center.  The Doors to Freedom safe home, located in the Lowcountry, provides a place for female victims of sex trafficking between 12 and 20 years […]

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Music allows Slice to impact lives

Holly Slice deliberated between pursuing music or medicine until she discovered the field of music therapy.   An entrepreneur, Slice owns Lowcountry Pianist & Company LLC, is an adjunct professor in CSU’s music therapy department, owns With My Song LLC, a music therapy services business, and is a music instructor. She said, “I’m grateful that my education at […]

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