Music Therapy Alumni

  • Class of 2007
    Director of Integrative and Creative Arts Therapies

    Rita “Rich” Antonia Abante Moates's current clinical area(s) of focus include medical music therapy and clinical musicianship/musical integrity. She is currently the director of integrative and creative arts therapies, AdventHealth Central Florida (Orlando), and serves as the internship director for the American Music Therapy Association national roster internship site. She uses a variety of approaches from creative music therapy, biopsychosocial, neurologic music therapy, resource-oriented, person-centered, and cognitive-behavioral therapy.

  • Class of 2006
    Music Therapist; Youth Advocate

    Through her work at The Center for Teen Empowerment, Samantha Hale '06 conceptualized the intersection of the professional arts, music therapy, and social justice. In collaboration with fellow alumnus Matt MacArthur ’10, director of The Record Company, Hale conceived Boston’s only youth-run and adult-supported record label, B4 Records.

  • Class of 2004
    Music Therapist, Doctor

    After Maria Hernandez completed her clinical medical training, she learned how music could complement medicine. She went on to earn a degree from Berklee in music therapy in 2004.

  • Class of 2002
    Music Therapist

    Adam Sankowski, a board-certified music therapist working at the Kennedy Day School in Boston—a private school for students with significant disabilities, located within the Franciscan Hospital for Children—helps young, often nonverbal students find their voice through music.

  • Class of 2007
    Music Therapist; Singer-Songwriter

    A board certified-music therapist, Ian Wilkerson '07 is the founder of Bay Area Music Therapy, an organization offering individualized music therapy programs and wellness services throughout the San Francisco Bay area.