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Continuing Education Music

April 20, 2018

Music, Movement, and the Brain

Elizabeth Stegemoller, PhD, MT-BC

This workshop will first cover a brief overview of basic neuroanatomy/neurophysiology, as well as the various neuroscience measurement tools to enhance understanding and to set the stage for deeper understanding of the second portion of the workshop. The second portion of the workshop will provide information on how music impacts movement and the associated neurophysiology supported by current research. Specific examples in Parkinson’s disease will be shared. Participants will experience hands-on activities to enhance learning, as well as didactic lectures and discussion.


  • 2:00-2:30 p.m. - Check in
  • 2:30-3:45 p.m. - Overview of Neuroanatomy and Neurophysiology
  • 3:45-4:00 p.m. - Break
  • 4:00-5:15 p.m. - Movement, the Brain, and Music Therapy
  • 5:15-5:30 p.m. – Evaluations

Learner Objectives

  • Participants will identify five brain structures and function.
  • Participants will identify three neuroscience measurement tools to better understand neuroanatomy and neurophysiology and interpret research results.
  • Participants will identify three ways in which music modulates movement and underlying neurophysiology and identify two ways in which this applies to music therapy.
  • Participants will apply the information learned to two of their own music therapy experiences.

Who Should Attend

Music therapists, psychologists, rehabilitation therapists (OT, PT, SLP, TR, etc.), medical professionals, educators, social workers/counselors, musicians


  • None


CSU Music and Communications building
2001 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44115

Registration Cost/CMTEs

Refund Policy

Registrants who cancel will receive a refund, less a $25 processing fee, if we receive written notification a minimum of 3 business days prior to the day of the course. No refunds will be issued if notification is not received 3 business days prior to the day of the course.

Grievance Policy

CSU’s music therapy continuing education grievance policy is available for participants. Please email for the policy.


Music, Movement, and the Brain is approved by the Certification Board for Music Therapists (CBMT) for 3 Continuing Music Therapy Education credits. Cleveland State University (Provider Number #P-143) maintains responsibility for program quality and adherence to CBMT policies and criteria.