Elizabeth K. Schwartz MA, LCAT, MT-BC (New York, United States) spent her music therapy clinical career working in early childhood music therapy and school-based music therapy practice. She frequently presents on music development, music-centred practice and the use of the voice in music therapy.

Elizabeth is the author of a number of articles, book chapters and books on music therapy including Functional Voice Skills for Music Therapists; Music, Therapy, and Early Childhood: A Developmental Approach; and Basic Verbal Skills for Music Therapists published by Barcelona Publishers, as well as the 'You and Me Makes…We', 'Together with the Beat: Songs for Me' and 'You...and Us' songbooks.

Her research projects include studying therapeutic singing and clinical musicianship. She teaches courses on music therapy, including on the voice in music therapy, as adjunct faculty at Molloy University in New York and Shenandoah University in Virginia, U.S. In 2014, she was awarded the Professional Practice Award from the American Music Therapy Association.

Elizabeth continued to sing locally and regionally throughout her music therapy career. Her favourite memory is of performing the role of The Mother in Menotti’s Amahl and the Night Visitors with her own son singing the role of Amahl.

Upcoming Short Courses

Therapeutic Singing: Understanding Effective Vocal Health Practices for Music Therapists
Tuesday 9th April 2024
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
(London Time)

Therapeutic Singing: Understanding Effective Vocal Health Practices for Music Therapists

Elizabeth K. Schwartz

This session will share ways of understanding the voice and therapeutic singing and examine proactive ways in which voice educators can support music therapists to promote vocal health. The presenter will give an overview of 2021 research that...