Melita Belgrave

Assoc Professor
Faculty
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
0405
Assoc Professor
Faculty
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
0405
Assoc Professor
Faculty
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
0405
Assoc Professor
Faculty
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
0405

Biography

Melita Belgrave received her bachelor’s degree in music therapy from Michigan State University. She also earned her master’s in music therapy, a certification in aging studies, and a Ph.D. in music education with an emphasis in music therapy at Florida State University.  Belgrave has worked as a music therapist in special education, mental health, rehabilitation, hospice, geriatric, and intergenerational settings throughout Texas, Florida, Kansas, and Missouri. Her research interests are music therapy with older adults and intergenerational programming. She has presented at regional, national, and international conferences, and her research has been published in the Journal of Music Therapy and Music Therapy Perspectives. She recently co-authored the text Music Therapy and Geriatric Populations: A Handbook for Practicing Music Therapists. Her current service includes working as an at-large member for the Academic Program Approval Committee, co-chair of the Diversity and Multiculturalism Committee, and Western Region Representative for the Assembly of Delegates for the American Music Therapy Association. Additionally, Belgrave serves as a member of the editorial board for Music Therapy Perspectives and is also the 2016-2018 chair of the International Seminar of the Commission on Special Music Education and Music Therapy. Prior to her appointment at Arizona State University, Belgrave taught in the music therapy program at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. While at ASU, Belgrave currently teaches undergraduate and graduate music therapy courses, serves as the advisor for the music therapy student organization, and has been appointed as the administrator of the Arizona State University Music Therapy Clinic. Belgrave has also been appointed as a research affiliate at The Mayo Clinic in Arizona and conducts creative aging music groups in the community.

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