The BMTN E-Repository

Welcome to the BMTN E-Repository. This platform contains collections of published and unpublished literature and multimedia/digital resources by members of the Black music therapy community along with relevant topics that affirm Black personhood and lifeworlds within music therapy theory, education, practice and research. You can find links to articles, books, chapters, commentaries, music, presentations, tributes, undergraduate and graduate theses, videos, and more.

Community-Based Projects Collection

The Community-Based Projects Collection features resources that focus on critical community-centered initiatives and projects within Black communities at the intersection of music, wellness, healing, transformation, and justice. If you would like to add a resource to this collection, please complete the BMTN E-Repository Resource Submission Form.

Note: This platform is currently UNDER CONSTRUCTION. While you are able to view, sort, and access resource links, the search bar tool is currently being reconfigured to increase user functionality. Stay tuned for updates.

Community Music Therapy with Adolescents
Zane Ragland & Maurice Apprey
Journal Article
Journal of Music Therapy
Joining Forces: Impacts of Music Education and Music Therapy Collaboration in an Event-based Intergenerational Project
Melita Belgrave, Charles Robinson, & Lisa Tironi
21st International seminar of the commission on music in special education and music therapy
Evaluating the Efficacy of Evidence-based Music Interventions for Certified Nursing Assistants Caring for Nursing Home Residents with HIV-associated Neurocognitive Disorders (HAND) and Depressive Symptoms
Kendra Ray
Doctoral Thesis
Drexel E-Repository
Between Lines: A Critical Multimodal Discourse Analysis of Black Aesthetics in a Vocal Music Therapy Group for Chronic Pain
Marisol S. Norris
Doctoral Thesis
Drexel E-Repository
Social Identity and the Music Making Choices of Black/African American Youth from Limited Resource Communities
Natasha Thomas
Doctoral Thesis
Lesley E-Repository
A Call for Radical Imagining: Exploring anti-Blackness in the music therapy profession. Spotlight Session on Access and Empowerment at the 16th World Congress of Music Therapy, Pretoria, South Africa.
Marisol S. Norris
Spotlight Video
World Federation of Music Therapy
Community-Based Referential Music Making with Limited-Resource Adolescents: A Pilot Study
Natasha Thomas
Journal Article
Music Therapy Perspectives
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