Student Research Projects

The following list includes some of the outstanding student research projects that have been completed by music therapy students in the Frost School of Music.

Masters Theses and Clinical Projects (selected)

John Britton (clinical project), The Development of a Music-mindfulness Intervention for Patients with Cancer

Ruthanne Cain (clinical project), The Role of Musical Triggers in Substance Use Disorder

Carolyn Dachinger (thesis), Impulsivity and Performance on a Music-based Cognitive Rehabilitation Protocol in Persons with Alcohol Dependence

Angela Davis (thesis), The Effect of Film Score on Emotion and Self-talk

Esther Hood (clinical project), Developing the Music Assessment of Pediatric Voice (MA-PV)

Anqi Jiang (thesis), The Effect of Rhythmic Auditory Stimulation (RAS) on Gait in Young Children with Cerebral Palsy

Amy Kalas (thesis), Joint Attention Responses to Simple versus Complex Music of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Stephanie Kawzenuk (thesis), Music Therapy Undergraduate Education and Student Clinical Training Learning

Erin Keenan (thesis), The Immediate Effects of Rhythm on the Timing of Upper Extremity Movements in Patients with Parkinsons Disease

Emily Lambert (thesis), Rhythmic Motor Tempo in Elderly with Mild Cognitive Impairment

Allison Lockhart (thesis), The Effect of Rhythmic Proprioceptive Input on Attention in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD): An Exploratory Study

Brianna McCulloch (thesis), The Effect of Music on Alternating Attention in a Match/mismatch Task in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Alecia Meila (thesis), Exploring the Use of Music Interventions on Emotion Competence in Individuals with Special Needs: A Systematic Review

Brea Murakami (thesis), Music as a Mnemonic Device for Verbal Recall in Healthy Older Adults

Andy Panavides (thesis), The Role of Personality and Mood in Music-use in a High Cognitive Task

Allison Pindale (thesis), The Effect of Musical Mnemonics and Music Training on Word Recall

Evan Privoznik (thesis), Perception of Music-Emotion in Veterans with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Marlén Rodrigeuz-Wolfe (thesis), The Effect of Preferred Music Listening on Pain Tolerance in a Cold-pressor Task

Doctoral Dissertations

Carolyn Dachinger, The Effect of a Music-movement Intervention on Arousal and Cognitive Flexibility in Older Adults with and without Mild Neurocognitive Disorder

Eunju Jeong, Music Therapy Assessment of Attention for Traumatic Brain Injury

Linda Lathroum, The Relationship between Pitch Processing and Phonological Awareness in Five- to Six-year-old Children

Hayoung Lim, Developmental Speech and Language Training through Music for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Julie Stordahl, The Influence of Music on Depression, Affect, and Benefit finding Among Women at the Completion of Treatment for Breast Cancer