Western Michigan University
1903 W Michigan Ave
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5434 USA
- Ph.D., Music Therapy, University of Kansas, 2015
- M.M.E., Music Therapy, University of Kansas, 2004
- B.M.E., Music Therapy, University of Kansas, 2001
Jennifer Fiore joined the faculty as an Assistant Professor of Music Therapy at Western Michigan University in 2015. She holds Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Music Education with an emphasis in Music Therapy, and a Doctorate of Philosophy from the University of Kansas. Jennifer has over 10 years of clinical experience in hospice working with both pediatric and adult patients and their families during the final moments of life, oncology, and elderly. While working in hospice, Jennifer started a clinical training site for music therapy practicum students and a university-affiliated internship.
During both her Masters and Doctoral studies, Jennifer worked as a Graduate Assistant, teaching music therapy courses and providing weekly supervision to students in a variety of clinical practicum placements (medical, hospice, developmental disabilities, early childhood, elderly, and mental health).
Jennifer currently represents the Great Lakes region of the American Music Therapy Association (AMTA) on the Standards of Clinical Practice Committee and is also an alternate delegate to the AMTA Assembly of Delegates. Before moving to Michigan Jennifer served in the Midwest Region of AMTA as 1st Vice President, 2nd Vice President, and Secretary on the Board of Directors. She also served as a regional delegate or alternate delegate to the AMTA Assembly of Delegates. Jennifer is a consistent presenter at the local, regional, and national level. Her research interests include hospice, bereavement, stress and coping, and oncology, and she has multiple research studies published in the Journal of Music Therapy.