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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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Music Therapy Master's Program Approved

The Marylhurst University Board of Trustees approved a new Master of Arts in Music Therapy degree program in October 2014. Classes start September 2015.

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December 02, 2014

Prior Learning Assessment Information Session

For those interested in receiving college credit for documented college-level learning from employment, volunteer work, or other learning experienc...

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December 04, 2014

Concert: Marylhurst Jazz Ensemble

The jazz ensemble's hard work throughout fall term culminates in this--a great performance of jazz, from the standards to the modern. Join us for ...

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December 06, 2014

Music in the Woods: An Irish Christmas

A highlight of this year's Music in the Woods series will be a performance by Affiniti, a female trio from Dublin, Ireland, performing in collabora...

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