Dr. Laura Brown holds a Bachelor of Music Therapy degree from Appalachian State University (2003), a Masters of Music Therapy degree from Appalachian State University (2009), and a PhD in Music and Human Learning in the Butler School of Music at The University of Texas at Austin (2012). She has served on the faculty at Ohio University and Western Illinois University. Dr. Brown was the recipient of the Ohio University School of Music Outstanding Teaching Award in 2018. Her clinical experiences include working with children and adults with disabilities in both private practice and public school settings.
Dr. Brown’s primary research interests include music therapy with children with autism and inclusive music practices in school settings. She has presented her research and conducted clinics at regional, national, and international music education and music therapy conferences, and her published research appears in the Journal of Music Therapy, Music Therapy Perspectives, Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, Music Educators Journal, and General Music Today. As an active member of the American Music Therapy Association, Dr. Brown serves on the Academic Program Approval Committee and the editorial board of Music Therapy Perspectives.