Amanda Norman

Date Approved


Degree Type

Open Access Senior Honors Thesis

Department or School

Music and Dance

First Advisor

Debra Jelinek Gombert, Ph.D

Second Advisor

Brandon Johnson, DMS

Third Advisor

Christopher Barrick, DMA


Culture is a critical component of a music therapist’s knowledge and mindset. However, undergraduate music therapy students are lacking adequate materials to learn music from a variety of cultural backgrounds. This project seeks to inform current and future music therapists of the variety of music that can be found within a single culture, focusing on music of Latin American, Hispanic, and Latino heritage. This project consists of a songbook of Spanish language songs that will be offered as a resource to current and future music therapy students at Eastern Michigan University.

Included in

Music Therapy Commons