Music Therapy Faculty: Jacqueline Birnbaum

MSEd, MA, MT-BC, LCAT, Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapist

Jacqueline Birnbaum is the Administrative Coordinator and a Senior Therapist at the Nordoff-Robbins Center for Music Therapy at NYU Steinhardt, with over 30 years of experience in the field. She has developed music therapy programs at a number of special education schools in the New York City area. In addition to her teaching, supervision, research, and clinical work at the Center, she has presented on the use of creative music therapy at numerous regional, national, and international conferences. Jacqueline has served on many professional committees including the NYS Task Force on Occupational Regulation, the Executive Board of the New York Coalition of Creative Arts Therapies (NYCCAT), and as Assembly Delegate for the American Music Therapy Association. She has served the Certification Board for Music Therapists on the Practice Analysis and Exam Committees, and as Chairperson of the Board of Directors. Currently, she is serving on the Editorial Board of Music Therapy Perspectives. A pianist, guitarist, violinist, and composer, Jacqueline has had her songs for therapy published, and in 2013, her eBook Healing Childhood Trauma through Music and Play was published. In 2014, her article on "Intersubjectivity and Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy" was published in Music Therapy Perspectives.