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Melita Belgrave

Assoc Dean and Assoc Professor
Faculty
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
0405
Instructor
Faculty
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
0405
Asc Dean (ACD) & Asc Professor
Faculty
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
0405
Asc Dean (ACD) & Asc Professor
Faculty
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
0405
Assoc Dean for Culture and Access & Assoc Professor
Faculty w/Admin Appointment
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 doctorate 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 national and international journals including the Journal of Music Therapy, Music Therapy Perspectives, Frontiers Medicine, Journal of Music Teacher Education. She co-authored the text "Music Therapy and Geriatric Populations: A Handbook for Practicing Music Therapists." Her current service includes working as the chair of the Diversity, Equity,and Inclusion Committee for the American Music Therapy Association. Additionally, Belgrave serves as a member of the editorial board for Music Therapy Perspectives and was 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 as an assistant and associate professor. 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. In 2018 Belgrave was recognized by the Black Music Therapy Network, Inc. with the annual service award in recognition for her exemplary commitment to advanced knowledge and practice in the field of music therapy. Additionally, Belgrave has authored a chapter in and co-edited the text for “Music Therapy in a Multicultural Context: A Handbook for Music Therapy Students and Professionals.”

Education

  • Ph.D. Music Education (Music Therapy), Florida State University  
  • M.M. Music Therapy, Florida State University
  • B.M. Music Therapy, Michigan State University

Research Interests

 

 

 

 

 

 

Courses

Summer 2020
Course Number Course Title
MUE 387 Therapy Practicum IV
MUE 476 Internship in Music Therapy
MUE 567 Professional Practicum I
MUE 569 Professional Practicum II
MUE 584 Internship
Summer 2019
Course Number Course Title
MUE 476 Internship in Music Therapy
MUE 567 Professional Practicum I
MUE 569 Professional Practicum II
MUE 584 Internship
Summer 2018
Course Number Course Title
MUE 584 Internship
Spring 2018
Course Number Course Title
MUE 381 Music Therapy Research
MUE 463 Music Therapy Techniques
MUE 492 Honors Directed Study
MUE 493 Honors Thesis
MUE 499 Individualized Instruction
MUE 563 Music Therapy Techniques
MUE 584 Internship
MUE 590 Reading and Conference