Conservatory Welcomes New Music Therapy Faculty, Amy Robertson

The UMKC Conservatory is pleased to announce that Amy Robertson will be Assistant Professor of Music Therapy, starting Fall 2017. Robertson is an Oklahoma native who began her professional life in music as a flute performance major at Oklahoma City University where she earned her undergraduate degree with honors.  Subsequently, Robertson completed her Masters in Music Therapy at Florida State University, and embarked on a nine-year clinical practice in medical music therapy.  At Florida Hospital in Orlando, Robertson implemented and developed a full-service medical music therapy program, providing 1:1 and group services to all units of the hospital from neonatal intensive care and pediatrics to adult care, behavioral health, and neurologic rehabilitation.  She also served as supervisor for numerous music therapy internships at Florida Hospital.  

Robertson has published and presented her research in a wide variety of journals and professional venues.  She is co-author of a soon to be released book with Dr. Jayne Standley titled Evidence based music therapy clinical practice, and is also the author of Music, medicine & miracles: How to provide medical music therapy for pediatric patients and get paid for it (2009).  

Robertson holds multiple professional certifications including Music Therapist Board Certified (MT-BC), Neurologic Music Therapist, and NICU Music Therapist.  Her research includes work with music therapy in applications with cancer patients and their families, and her current research focuses on developing cutting-edge interventions for use in infant and child development and the use of music therapy within neurologic disorders and rehabilitation.  Ms. Robertson is currently completing her Ph.D. in Music Therapy at Florida State University where she is teaching clinical supervision, music therapy clinical laboratory, and a variety of other courses in the discipline.


Published: Mar 2, 2017