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Lauren DiMaio

  • Assistant Professor , Music, Theatre and Dance Department
  • Music Therapy
  • College of Arts and Sciences

Lauren DiMaio, assistant professor of music therapy, has been a Board Certified Music Therapist for the last 16 years. 11 of those years have been at a hospice. She continues to be passionate about end of life music therapy and bereavement music therapy. Bereavement music therapy, specifically exploring the experiences of a grief choir, is the topic of her dissertation for her PhD in music therapy.

She is the newest music therapy professor within the music therapy department. She teaches music therapy courses within the undergraduate and master’s degree programs. She also supervises students at off-campus clinical practicum sites.

Lauren has published several journal articles on music therapy and has two chapters published in two different books. Topics include music therapy and dementia at the end of life, music therapy entrainment for pain management at the end of life, end of life music therapy and countertransference, using a grief choir for bereavement music therapy and a qualitative study on the experiences of hospice end of life music therapists. She also presents regularly at national and regional conferences.

Degrees

  • B.M.  - Music Therapy; Berklee College of Music
  • MMT  - Music Therapy; Temple University

Awards/Recognition

  • Southeast Regional�s Music Therapy Advocacy Award 2013 SER_AMTA
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