Andrew Knight

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Role: Faculty

Position: Associate Professor of Music


Dr. Andrew Knight holds a bachelor's degree in Percussion Performance, Jazz emphasis from UW-La Crosse, a music therapy equivalency and master's degree from the University of Minnesota, and a Ph.D. in Educational Foundations and Research from the University of North Dakota (UND).

Dr. Knight has research interests in substance use disorders in adults and early childhood social/emotional developmental issues. He directs the Parkinson’s Disease vocal exercise group in collaboration with the Parkinson’s Support Group in Larimer County and is a Music Together Within TherapyTM provider. His research has been published in the Journal of Music Therapy and Music Therapy Perspectives, among other journals, and serves as Associate Editor for Book Reviews for JMT. He is the 2017-2019 president of the Midwestern Region (MWR) of the American Music Therapy Association (AMTA), on the AMTA Assembly of Delegates, and has won the MWR and AMTA Service Awards. Along with Drs. Blythe LaGasse and Alicia Clair, he is a co-editor of the 2018 Introduction to Music Therapy textbook published by AMTA.


Ph.D. - Educational Foundations and Research, University of North Dakota; Masters- Music Therapy, University of Minnesota; Bachelors- Percussion Performance, Jazz Emphasis, UW at La Crosse


MU 443: Music Therapy Methods II: Mental Health

MU 445/545: Music Therapy Composition and Improvisation

MU 252D: Music Therapy Percussion

MU 486: Music Therapy Practicum

MU 680A2: Interprofessional Health Care