Karen Miller, MT-BC
Associate Professor, Director of Music Therapy
Karen Miller is Associate Professor and Director of Music Therapy at SHSU. Prior to joining the faculty at Sam Houston State, Professor Miller worked as a music therapy director, supervisor, and clinical practitioner, acquiring more than ten years' experience in clinical music therapy practice. Professor Miller has provided full-spectrum music therapy services to a wide variety of populations in Florida, South Carolina, and Texas. She has received specialized training in Neurologic Music Therapy and is among the first fellows of the Robert F. Unkefer Academy of Neurologic Music Therapy.
She has been active in community education, presentation of clinical and research material, and research publication. Ms. Miller is a Past-President of the American Music Therapy Association's Southwestern Region (SWAMTA); she currently serves as a member of the SWAMTA Board ofDirectors, an Assembly Delegate to the American Music Therapy Association(AMTA), and a member of AMTA¹s Academic Program Approval Committee.
Professor Miller gained prior university teaching experience at both the Universityofthe Pacific in Stockton, California and The Florida State University in Tallahassee, Florida.
Ms. Miller is also a singer/songwriter and has produced two CD's of original songs.
Her music education and music therapy studies were completed at Oklahoma Baptist University (B.M.E.) and The Florida State University (M.M.).