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Dawn Iwamasa

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Music Therapy Faculty
diwamasa@marylhurst.edu

Education

MA in Music Therapy, University of the Pacific
BA in Conservatory of Music, University of the Pacific

Instrument/Subject

Music Therapy

Classes Taught

Psychology of Music

About

Dawn Iwamasa, MA, CCLS, MT-BC is a board-certified music therapist and certified child life specialist. Her clinical expertise is in the medical/hospital setting, primarily in pediatric settings. Dawn is actively involved in music therapy education, clinical training, and advocacy efforts. She regularly presents at regional and national music therapy conferences, and sits on the executive board of the Western Region Chapter of the American Music Therapy Association.

Aside from teaching for Marylhurst University, Dawn currently coordinates evidenced-informed early-stage programs for the Alzheimer's Association Oregon Chapter. She also teaches for American Public University's Human Development and Family Studies Program. She holds a bachelor's degree in music performance and a Master of Arts degree in Music Therapy both from the Conservatory of Music at the University of the Pacific.

Presentations and Workshops

Playing in the Same Sandbox: Tips for successful music therapy advocacy
Working in Harmony: A model for cross-pollination between music therapy and music-thanatology
Jamming Through the Millennium: Increasing Your Repertoire of Current Music
Music Therapy in Pediatrics
Creative Arts Therapies in Pediatric Healthcare
Music Therapy for Autism Spectrum Disorders
A Case Study in Music Therapy
ABC Do Re Mi: The Sound of Children Learning
Learning Style Assessment
Pediatric Pain Management Course (Hypnotherapy)

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March 31, 2015

Music in Vienna: Study Abroad Information Session

Study with Marylhurst University director of choral activities Dr. Justin Smith. Participants will spend June 10 - 19, 2016 in Vienna. Open to alum...

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April 10, 2015

Christina Rusnak, composer

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April 19, 2015

Marylhurst Community Orchestra: Concerto Sunday

Concerto Sunday is a wonderful event, highlighting solo and ensemble groups from the Orchestra.

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