Marylhurst faculty received "excellence and innovation" grants supporting work in business, interior design, art, sustainability and music therapy.
Department of Music
MM, Colorado State University
Theory and Practice with Adults
Jessica Shaller-Gerweck, MM, MT-BC, completed her bachelor's degree in music therapy at Shenandoah University of Virginia and interned at Lutheran General Hospital in Illinois. After internship, Jessica continued to reside in the Chicago area, working as a board-certified music therapist in a skilled nursing home and having a small private practice. She returned to graduate school to further study music therapy and graduated from Colorado State University.
For the last 10 years, Jessica has worked as a music therapist in hospital and hospice settings. She is the music therapist for Willamette Valley Hospice of Salem, Oregon, since 2005 and provides music therapy to terminally ill individuals of all ages and to children, teens and adults adults who attend grief groups.
A published author in the field, Jessica is primary author of the ICU chapter and co-author of the obstetrics chapter in AMTA's 2010 medical monograph entitled, Effective Clinical Practice in Music Therapy: Medical Music Therapy for Adults in the Hospital Setting. Jessica serves on the board for the Oregon Association of Music Therapy and is a member of the Government Relations Task Force.