B.S., Tennessee Technological University M.A., Drexel University
Carmen E. Osburn, MA, MT-BC, Professor of Music and Director of Music Therapy at MUW, is originally from Ripley, Tennessee. She received her Bachelor of Science with an emphasis in music therapy from Tennessee Technological University, Cookeville, TN and her Master of Arts in Creative Arts in Therapy from Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA. Board-certified since 1994, she has provided music therapy services for children and adolescents in school, medical and psychiatric settings, as well as in drug and alcohol rehabilitation. Her work with adult clients includes geriatric home health services, medical, psychiatric, and substance rehabilitation settings. Before coming to MUW in 2005 she was a part-time faculty member at the University of Louisville, Louisville, KY, where she taught music therapy clinical techniques, and supervised students in clinical practicum. She also created the first AMTA National Roster Music Therapy Internship in Kentucky at an adult and adolescent psychiatric facility. A frequent presenter at Music Therapy conferences, she represents the Southeastern Region of AMTA (SER-AMTA) on the AMTA Academic Program Approval Committee, and on the AMTA Assembly of Delegates. She has served on the Executive Board of SER-AMTA since 2009 as 2nd Vice President and editor of the newsletter Quodlibet.