Carmen E. Osburn


Position: Professor of Music, Director of Music Therapy

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Additional Information

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.  Certified by the Certification Board for Music Therapists (CBMT) 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 an adjunct faculty member at the University of Louisville, Louisville, KY, where she taught music therapy clinical techniques, and supervised students in clinical practicum.  A frequent presenter at Music Therapy conferences, she represents the Southeastern Region of the American Music Therapy Association (SER-AMTA) on the AMTA Academic Program Approval Committee, and on the AMTA Assembly of Delegates. She has served on the Board of Directors of SER-AMTA since 2009 as 2nd Vice President, President Elect, President (2019-2021), and currently as Past President. In addition she serves on the Mississippi Music Therapy State Task Force and represents the state on the SER-AMTA Continuing Education Committee.