Adjunct Instructor, Music Therapy
Practice Room 8
Sarah Lynn Rossi, MM, MT-BC is an Adjunct Instructor of Music Therapy at SHSU. Ms. Rossi received her B.M. in Music Therapy in 2016 as well as her M.M. in Music Therapy in 2018 from Sam Houston State University. Her thesis was titled “Interdisciplinary Collaboration Between Music Therapy and Therapeutic Riding: Feasibility and Design” where she pursued collaborative efforts that implemented music therapy techniques within animal-assisted activities. She has presented on this topic at both regional and national American Music Therapy Association conferences and holds a true passion for interdisciplinary collaboration while combining music and animals to work towards therapeutic goals. Within the Southwestern American Music Therapy Association, Ms. Rossi serves as a co-editor for the “The Quarter Note” newsletter. Ms. Rossi’s prior teaching experience was at Sam Houston State University, where she supervised practicum students and taught music therapy courses as a graduate teaching assistant.
Ms. Rossi currently provides music therapy services with a private practice at assisted living and memory care facilities as well as within an outpatient infusion unit of a cancer center within the Houston area. During her internship experience with the Franciscan Life Process Center in Grand Rapids, MI and throughout her 2 years of practicing as a board certified music therapist, Ms. Rossi has provided music therapy services to a wide variety of settings and populations including children with special needs within therapeutic riding centers, schools, and private clinics, as well as with older adults in hospitals, assisted living facilities, and in-home. She looks forward to releasing her first album as a country singer/songwriter at the end of the year.