Meet the Center for Music Therapy Team

  • Clinical Director        

    Cynthia Pimentel Koskela has extensive clinical experience as a music therapist and entrepreneur in establishing music therapy programs in early intervention, hospital, and school settings.

  • Community and Partner Engagement Director

    Brenda S. Ross is currently the community and partner engagement director for the Music Therapy Department at Berklee College of Music.

Joy Allen

Portrait of Joy Allen

Chair, Music Therapy Department
Director, Music and Health Institute

Joy Allen, Ph.D., MT-BC, is an accomplished clinician, researcher, and educator with extensive experience in psychological health, pain management, and trauma-informed education and supervision. She has presented her work at several peer-reviewed conferences, including regional, national, and international music therapy and music- and health-related conferences. She is the editor of Guidelines for Music Therapy: Adult Medical Care, and the author of chapters on adult oncology, pain management, and medical music therapy.