Professor Barbara J. Crowe
has been Director of the music therapy degree program at Arizona State University since 1981. She held a similar position for four years at Indiana-Purdue University in Fort Wayne, IN following her clinical work with adolescents with emotional disturbances. Professor Crowe is a past-president of the National Association for Music Therapy and participated in the US Senate Committee on Aging hearing on Music and the Elderly, submitting written testimony. She is the author of three books, Music and Soulmaking: Toward a New Theory and Philosophy of Music Therapy, Group Rhythm and Drumming with Older Adults: Music Therapy Techniques and Multimedia Training Guide, and Music Therapy for Children, Adolescents, and Adults with Mental Disorders: Using Music to Maximize Mental Health. She is also the author of several book chapters and numerous articles published in The Journal of Music Therapy, Music Therapy Perspectives, and The Arts in Psychotherapy. Professor Crowe has presented at over 100 professional conferences on music therapy, sound healing, music and spirit, and transpersonal music therapy, on which she is completing a new book. Her interest in sound healing dates back to the mid-1980's with presentations at the first Sound Colloquiums, and she is a founding member of the Sound and Music Alliance (SAMA).