Music Therapy Camps

Not your average camp, not your average kid.

Seattle Pacific University in partnership with EMP Museum present summer 2014 Music Therapy Camps for children ages 6–14 on the autism spectrum, or with related developmental disabilities.

Now in its third year, Seattle Pacific University, in partnership with EMP Museum, is hosting Music Therapy Camps. These camps, led by Seattle Pacific University board-certified music therapists and student interns, provide opportunities for social engagement, enhanced awareness and appreciation of self and others, and creative expression through alternative communication styles of music-making. Through individual and group experiences, music therapists will offer experiences within a structured setting to explore music, including drumming, singing, and improvisational music-making.

A great therapist/camper ratio ensures that your child will have fun with music!

Morning and Afternoon Music Therapy Camps

EMP has always been an exciting place for children to explore their own creativity in music, art, and dance with their peers. Music Therapy Camps are facilitated environments in which children on the autism spectrum, or with related developmental disabilities, add their own beats and melodies to this vibrant museum. Children will make music through voice, percussion, and dance, and engage in social experiences with their peers, and with music professionals and student interns from Seattle Pacific University.

Camps are held at EMP Museum and are open to children 6–14 years of age on the autism spectrum, or with related developmental disabilities. No prior music instruction or special ability is required.

Morning and Afternoon Music Therapy Camps

June Morning Camp

Ages 6-10
June 23-27, 2014, 9:00am-11:30am

July Morning Camp

Ages 6-10
June 30-July 3, 2014, 9:00am-11:30am

June Afternoon Camp

Ages 10-14
June 23-27, 2014, 1:00pm-4:00pm

July Afternoon Camp

Ages 10-14
June 30-July 3, 2014, 1:00pm-4:00pm


Nonrefundable payment in full is required with registration. Full payment will be refunded if a camp is canceled due to insufficient enrollment or lack of available space. Please note that enrollment in the Music Therapy Camps is limited. Registrations are processed on a first-come, first-served basis.

To register your child for the camp:

1. Register and pay online at spu.edu/mtcamps2014.

2. Fill out, sign, and mail pages 3-6 (Child Information, Child Health Information, Authorization to Seek Medical Treatment, Liability Release, Photo Release, and Camp Selection) to:
Seattle Pacific University Music Department
3307 Third Ave West, Suite 310
Seattle, WA 98119
Fax: 206-281-2430
Email: mtcamps@spu.edu

About SPU's Music Therapy Program

The Music Therapy Program at Seattle Pacific University is the first undergraduate Music Therapy program in Washington State. Under the direction of Associate Professor of Music Carlene Brown, Ph.D., MT–BC, its rigorous, multidisciplinary curriculum trains musicians both to realize their full potential as music therapists and to pass the national examination to earn their Board Certified Music Therapist (MT–BC) designation. A distinct element of SPU’s program is the encouragement of physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being. The program also offers many opportunities for musicians to use their skills to serve others through the functional use of music. For more information, visit spu.edu/musictherapy.