Special Music Education and Music Therapy Commission
Melita Belgrave received her bachelor’s degree in music therapy from Michigan State University. She also earned her master’s in music therapy, a certification in aging studies, and a Ph.D. in music education with an emphasis in music therapy at Florida State University. Belgrave has worked as a music therapist in special education, mental health, rehabilitation, hospice, geriatric, and intergenerational settings throughout Texas and Florida. Her research interests are music therapy with older adults and intergenerational programming. She has presented at regional, national, and international conferences, and her research has been published in the Journal of Music Therapy and Music Therapy Perspectives. She recently co-authored the text Music Therapy and Geriatric Populations: A Handbook for Practicing Music Therapists. She currently serves on the Academic Program Approval Committee for AMTA., and the diversity committee.