Conservatory's Music Therapy Students Rebekah Stewart and Rachel Clephane Receive National AMTA Scholarships


Two UMKC Music Therapy Students recently received highly competitive scholarship awards from the American Music Therapy Association (AMTA).

Rebekah Stewart, music therapy graduate equivalency student interning at Children's Mercy Hospital, received the Edwina Eustis Dick Scholarship for Music Therapy Interns. Only two of these awards are given annually by AMTA.

Rachel Clephane, music therapy undergraduate student interning at the Colmery-O'Neil VA Center in Topeka, KS received the Christine K. Stevens Development Scholarship. She is only one of two students in the entire country to receive this award in 2012.

The award, "…established by Remo, Inc., in Christine's honor for her pioneering work , is offered through AMTA to support music therapy students in their efforts to expand their training in the use of percussion-based strategies through continuing education opportunities with the research-based HealthRHYTHMS Group Empowerment Drumming program" (AMTA website 2012). The students were notified by the President of AMTA of their awards.


For more information, please contact:

Name: Dana Self
Phone: 816-235-2949