Dr. Elizabeth York and Dr. Carol Shultis were instrumental in our Music Therapy Program receiving re-approval from the American Music Therapy Association. Approval was granted for a ten-year term in conjunction with reaccreditation from the National Association of Schools of Music. Explore Music Therapy at Converse…

bach in the subways

In honor of Johann Sebastian Bach’s 332nd birthday, musicians worldwide shared his legendary music by performing in subways, public spaces and concerts. The Petrie School of Music joined the ‘Bach in the Subways’ 2017 movement in Spartanburg with student performances at Hub City Bookshop, Cleveland Park and the Hub City Tap House. Sarah Johnson, Associate…
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Dr. Kelly Vaneman

At Opening Convocation, the keynote speaker and Kathryn Amelia Brown Teaching Award recipient did something...unexpected. She walked right past the podium and across the stage. She gestured for everyone to stand. Without saying a single word, she ordered different groups of people to stomp, clap, or snap along to a beat. (function(d, s, id) {...
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Professor of Music Therapy Elizabeth York

Dr. Elizabeth York taught a six-hour continuing education course entitled: “The AMTA Code of Ethics: Becoming a Virtuous Music Therapist” at Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee for the Tennessee Association of Music Therapy.  The American Music Therapy Association (ATMA) promotes the use of music to aid in the restoration, maintenance, and enhancement of mental and…
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Bold. Brilliant. Beautiful. The School of the Arts at Converse College is creating a powerful new season of works for 2016-2017 that will amaze. “Our students and faculty are expanding the boundaries of performance and exhibition,” observes Boone Hopkins, dean of the School of the Arts, “and we want our community to be there for…
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The Rainey Family

Breathing new life into historic materials from Spartanburg’s textile mill heritage, the new Rainey Amphitheater at Converse College was dedicated during a celebration held Friday, June 24th. Building materials for the project came from Clifton Manufacturing Company No. 2 Mill, which was built in 1888 by Converse founder Dexter Edgar Converse and dismantled in 2013.

Dr. Elizabeth York was honored at the national conference of the American Music Therapy Association, receiving the “Service to the Profession” award.  A highlight of her service is nine years as member and co-chair of the Ethics Board.

Dr. Elizabeth York is serving as President of the Southeast Region of the American Music Therapy Association.

Megan Hoyt ’16 was accepted to an internship with Star, Inc., a group music therapy practice in Tennessee.

Dr. Carol Shultis was involved in the American Music Therapy Association national conference in Louisville, Kentucky. Carol and Dr. Elizabeth York presented an ethics session with colleague Betsey King, Ph.D., from Nazareth College, addressing ethical concerns unique to educators and clinical training supervisors.