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Dawn Iwamasa

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Department of Music


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


Music Therapy

Classes Taught

Psychology of Music


Dawn Iwamasa supervises music therapy interns and practicum students. She works in private practice and since 2008 has consulted as a music therapist for Shriner's Hospital for Children Northern California, Kaiser Hospital Pediatrics in Oakland, California, and at Kindercare in Aloha, Oregon. She also is a member of the Children's Cancer Association in Portland, Oregon.

She is a board-certified music therapist, and earned her neurological music therapist certification from the Unkefer Academy of Neurological Music Therapy. She earned a credential as a certified child life specialist from the Child Life Council.

Presentations and Workshops

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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Petra Kern Contributes to Autism Book

Dr. Petra Kern, music therapy faculty, contributed a chapter to Frontiers in Autism Research, published in July 2014.


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August 04, 2014 – August 08, 2014

Marylhurst Summer Choir Camp

Come sing, grow and learn with us! Our five-day choir camp is a concentrated musical experience designed specifically for enthusiastic, committed h...


August 08, 2014

Pepe and the Bottle Blondes

Copacabana plus much more! Bring a blanket, beach or lawn chair and a picnic dinner and enjoy the concert on the green of the beautiful Marylhurst...


August 23, 2014

Undergraduate Information Session

Learn about bachelor's degree programs, financing your education, earning college credit for life learning, and your career options. Take a campus ...


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