Laura Beer

Contact Information

Phone: 970-491-8976


Office: 322A

Role: Faculty

Position: Associate Professor of Music


Laura Beer, Ph.D., MT-BC, Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapist, Rhythm, Breath & Lullaby/NICU Music Therapist, has extensive clinical experience as a music therapist, researcher, author, and educator. She has worked as a clinician in a range of settings, with her most recent clinical experience in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) and with children who have multiple developmental challenges. She also serves as editor for Music Therapy Perspectives, one of AMTA’s two national peer-reviewed journals. She is committed to creating a more inclusive and social-justice oriented format for clinicians, students, educators, and allied health professionals. She has numerous publications including Trauma-Informed Music Therapy: Theory and Practice (co-editor) and Using Music in Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy, co-written with Jacqueline Birnbaum. Laura lives with her wife Cyndy, three cats, and little dog Gracie, and is humbled every day by their love and support.


Ph.D., MT-BC