About the Author
Michael H. Thaut. Ph.D., RMT is the coordinator of graduate studies in music and music therapy at Colorado State University. He earned his doctorate from Michigan State University in 1983, and has served as Director of Music Therapy at the Riverside Correctional Facility. He is the director of the interdisciplinary Center for Biomedical Research at Colorado state, and is an ccompished musician.
Kate Gfeller, Ph.D., RMT, is Professor in the School of Music and the Department of Speeach Pathology and Audiology at the University of Iowa, Iowa City. She has received the Research nand Publications Award and the National Service Award from the National Association for Music Therapy. Her areas of interest and expertise include music therapy with persons who have hearing losses, music perception of persons with assistive hearing devices, affective response to music, and music therapy with older adults. She is the author of numberous book, book chapters, and research articles, presenting her findings at workshops throughout the U.S, Canada, Ireland, and Australia.