Dr. Nicki Cohen has been a member of the TWU music faculty since 1992. She serves as the Coordinator of Vocal Studies and Professor of Music Therapy. Her publications include chapters in music therapy textbooks (i.e., Barcelona Press, Jessica Kingsley Publishers) and research articles in professional journals such as the Journal of Music Therapy, Music Therapy Perspectives, and the Journal of the Association for Music and Imagery. Her research topics include the effects of singing instruction on speech production for persons with neurogenic communication disorders, graduate music therapy education, advanced methods of music therapy practice, vocal technique in music therapy practice, and the Bonny Method of Guided Imagery and Music. Dr. Cohen is a Fellow and Primary Trainer for the Association for Music and Imagery and offers training workshops in the Bonny Method at TWU.
Dr. Cohen is a regular presenter at professional conferences, has been invited to lecture on music therapy both in the United States and abroad, and has served as an external examiner for graduate theses from international universities. She is currently a chairperson of the TWU Internal Review Board and member of the editorial board for the Journal of the Association for Music and Imagery. Her previous service contributions include membership on the Board of Directors for the American Music Therapy Association (AMTA), Council Coordinator for the AMTA Council on Education and Clinical Training, Chairperson of the AMTA Advisory Board for Education and Training, President of the Association for Music and Imagery (AMI), and AMI Ethics Chairperson.
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Areas of Expertise (5)
University of Kansas: Ph.D., Music Education
University of Denver: M.A., Vocal Performance
Duquesne University: B.S., Music Education
Publishers, London, UK. [Manuscript to Be Completed by August 2016]
Cohen, N. (Forthcoming, 2016).
In B. Wheeler and K. Murphy (Eds.) Music Therapy Research (3rd ed.)
Cohen, N. (2015).
In D. Grocke and T. Moe (Eds.), Guided Imagery and Music: A Spectrum of Approach (pp. 141-151).
Baker, V., & Cohen, N. (In Press).
Cohen, N. (2013).
(ed. J. Allen). Barcelona Publishers.
Cohen, N. (2014).
32 (1), 84-92.