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Nicki  Cohen, Ph.D. - Texas Woman's University. Denton, TX, US

Nicki Cohen, Ph.D. Nicki  Cohen, Ph.D.

Professor of Music, Coordinator of Vocal Studies | Texas Woman's University


Nicki Cohen is a professor of music therapy and voice at Texas Woman's University.



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.

Industry Expertise (2)

Education/Learning Research

Areas of Expertise (5)

Music Therapy Music Education Music and Culture Music and Brain Higher Education

Education (3)

University of Kansas: Ph.D., Music Education

University of Denver: M.A., Vocal Performance

Duquesne University: B.S., Music Education

Articles (6)

Advanced methods of music therapy practice Cohen, N. (Forthcoming)

Jessica Kingsley

Publishers, London, UK. [Manuscript to Be Completed by August 2016]

Principles of objectivist research Barcelona Publishers.

Cohen, N. (Forthcoming, 2016).

In B. Wheeler and K. Murphy (Eds.) Music Therapy Research (3rd ed.)

The Floating Leaf: A Case Study of Guided Imagery and Music for a Person with Brain Damage Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Cohen, N. (2015).

In D. Grocke and T. Moe (Eds.), Guided Imagery and Music: A Spectrum of Approach (pp. 141-151).

Having a voice: Vocal training for music educators and music therapists by university voice faculty Update: Applications of Research in Music Education.

Baker, V., & Cohen, N. (In Press).

Neurogenic communication disorders In Guidelines for music therapy practice: Medical care of adults

Cohen, N. (2013).

(ed. J. Allen). Barcelona Publishers.

Sociological theories of aging and their applications in music therapy practice Music Therapy Perspectives

Cohen, N. (2014).

32 (1), 84-92.