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Alpha Woodward

USA  Iowa 
Credential:PhD, MTA, FAMI
Training Level:FAMI
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Location:   British Columbia USA V9T1M0
Alpha is a certified music therapist with CAMT having completed undergraduate (1992), and graduate (1998) degrees in music therapy. She holds a doctorate, having studied with Carolyn Kenny, in Leadership and Change (Antioch University) in 2015. Her pathway in BMGIM was unusual and a testament to her commitment to this work. Career changes and geographical moves marked a long and well-travelled road to the FAMI which began with Rosemary Linquist and Kirsty Lewis (1991), continued with Linda kaiser (1992 and 2001) and was completed with Liz Moffit in 2017! From 1992 - 1998 she was the full time music therapist for St. Vincent's Hospitals in Vancouver and became the professional practice leader for music therapy from 1998-2005 when it merged into Providence Health Care. Alpha has held leadership roles across continents and cultures in Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) 2004-2007, at the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance (2014-2016), Marywood University in Pennsylvania (2016-2017) and recently retired as the Director of undergraduate and graduate programs at Wartburg College in Iowa (2018-2022). She has presented internationally in Japan, Argentina, the UK, Bosnia, Ireland, the USA and Canada and recently was invited to speak at the University of the Arts in the Ukraine (Jan 2023). Her experiences in Bosnia were the basis for her doctoral work in leadership, music therapy and personal transformation in regions affected by armed conflict.


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