Associate Professor of Music Therapy
Whittington Hall 106
Julie Stordahl, Ph.D., MT-BC, joined the faculty of the Horton School of Music in 2010. Dr. Stordahl received her Bachelor of Music degree in Music Education from the University of Wisconsin – Madison. She then went on to pursue her master’s/equivalency degree from the University of Iowa, earning her Master of Arts in Music Therapy. While at Iowa, she focused her research interests on children who use cochlear implants. Dr. Stordahl received her Doctor of Philosophy degree from the University of Miami, where her research included music and emotion as well as music therapy for women with breast cancer. Dr. Stordahl’s clinical background includes hospice patients and families, children with Autism and other developmental delays, along with individuals with intellectual disabilities.
In addition, Dr. Stordahl is a student of the Bonny Method of Guided Imagery and Music and has completed two levels of training. Her research has been published in Journal of Music Therapy; in addition, she has presented regularly at both the Regional and National conferences of the American Music Therapy Association. Dr. Stordahl’s current research interests include women with breast cancer in addition to spirituality in music therapy clinical practice.
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