Instructor of Music Therapy


  • Role:

  • Position:

    • Instructor of Music Therapy
  • Concentration:

    • Music Therapy
  • Department:

    • Music
  • Education:

    • Master of Music (M.M.) - Music Therapy, Colorado State University
    • Bachelor of Science (B.S.) - Music Therapy, University of Minnesota


Sarah Johnson received her M.M. in Music Therapy from Colorado State University, and her B.S. in Music Therapy from the University of Minnesota. In addition to instructing at Colorado State University, she served as clinical supervisor for undergraduate and graduate music therapy students, and was the co-coordinator of the community therapeutic outreach program of the Center for Biomedical Research in Music at Colorado State University for more than 12 years. Sarah continues to teach in the online master’s in music therapy degree program for CSU.

Sarah recently retired as the neurologic music therapist for the In-patient Rehabilitation and Out-patient Children's Therapy Services of University of Colorado Health System, programs that she created and developed more than 25 years ago. She was twice awarded “Employee of the Year” during her tenure within the hospital system.

Sarah has presented extensively on her clinical work in Neurologic Music Therapy throughout the United Sates, and has been a frequent guest lecturer at conferences, and universities throughout Europe and Asia.

The American Music Therapy Association 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, and education.”