Music Therapy Camps

Not your average camp, not your average kid.

Seattle Pacific University in partnership with EMP Museum present summer 2015 Music Therapy Camps for children ages 6-14 on the autism spectrum, or with related developmental disabilities.

Now in their fourth year, these camps are led by Seattle Pacific University board-certified music therapists and student interns, and provide ample 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 alongside 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 Camp

Ages 6-10
June 22-26, 2015, 9:00am-11:30am

Afternoon Camp

Ages 10-14
June 22-26, 2015, 1:00pm-4:00pm

About the Instructor

Tara Smith

Tara SmithWith a passion for person centered music therapy, Tara Smith has a background in providing improvisational music therapy for children and adults with autism spectrum disorders and medical complexities. Her extensive Camp Korey experience has also equipped her to provide opportunities of growth and empowerment both in the camp and healthcare setting.

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.