Instructor of Music Therapy



Sarah Johnson received her M.M. degree in Music Therapy from Colorado State University (1989), and her B.S. degree in Music Therapy from the University of Minnesota (1984). She currently is the clinical supervisor for the graduate music therapy students at CSU, and co-coordinates the community therapeutic outreach program of the Center for Biomedical Research in Music (CBRM). She also assists with the International Training Institutes and Fellowship Trainings in Neurologic Music Therapy held at CBRM. Since graduate teaching assistant days at CSU, she has either taught, substituted for colleagues, and/or guest lectured in a variety of courses in the music therapy department. Sarah has presented on Neurologic Music Therapy on the state, regional and national level as well Canada, Japan and South Korea. In addition to her work at CSU, Sarah is the neurologic music therapist for the In-patient Rehabilitation and Out- patient Children's Therapy Services of Poudre Valley Hospital, programs that she created over 20 years ago. The American Music Therapy Association recently awarded Sarah the Professional Practice Award which recognizes a significant contribution to the profession by utilizing special skills and/or knowledge in therapeutic practice, clinical supervision, education and/or administration.