ANGELA
GUERRIERO

Angela Guerriero

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR, MUSIC EDUCATION

244, Swope Music Building
610-436-3028
AGuerriero@wcupa.edu
TempoTherapy.com
Tempo Arts/


Education

  • PhD, Drexel University
  • M.M., West Chester University
  • M.Ed., West Chester University
  • M.A., Immaculata University
  • B.S., West Chester University


Curriculum Vitae

Angela Guerriero is an Assistant Professor of Music Education at West Chester University of Pennsylvania where she instructs courses in the music education department as well as advising students in the music therapy program. She is a board-certified music therapist and founder/clinical director of Tempo! Music Therapy Services in PA and NJ. Her clinical work includes treating a variety of individuals including those with intellectual delays and individuals on the autism spectrum. Her primary research interests are school inclusion and collaboration, trauma informed practice, and the ethics of self-care.

Dr. Guerriero earned her B.S. in music education from West Chester University, her M.M. in special education from West Chester University, her M.A. in music therapy from Immaculata University, her M.M. in music education from West Chester University, and her Ph.D. in creative arts in therapy from Drexel University.

 

Refereed Publications

Guerriero, A. (2018). Perspectives of inclusion in music therapy practice: Implications for school-based music therapists. (Unpublished doctoral dissertation). Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA.

Guerriero, A., & Blank, C. (2018). Music therapy in a parent-child reunification program: Benefits and challenges of implementation. Voices: A world forum for music therapy, 18(4). https://doi.org/10.15845/voices.v18i4.2601

Blank, C. & Guerriero A. (2011).  Reunifying families in crisis through music therapy and Music Together®. Imagine, 2 (1), 58-60.

 

Recent Practitioner Presentations

“Educating Students with Special Needs: Making Composition Accessible” Co-presenting with Jodi Jianniney, MAEd

New Jersey Music Educators Association State Conference, East Brunswick, NJ, February 2019

        NAfME Eastern Division Regional Conference, Pittsburgh, PA , April 2019

“Autism, Teens, & Music: How SLPs Can Collaborate with Music Therapists to Create Effective Interventions” Co-presented with Mara Culp, PhD and Lisa Pierce-Goldstein, SLP

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) National Convention, Boston, MA, November 2018

Accepted to NY State Speech-Language-Hearing Association Annual Conference, Albany, NY, May 2019

“Ethics in Real Life Practice: From Challenges to Solutions for Creative Arts Therapists” co-presented with Gregory Perkins, MT-BC and Ellen Stoller, ATR-BC, LCAT

International Expressive Therapies Summit, New York, NY, October 2018 (full day master class)

“School Musicals and Performances for All” Co-presented with Jodi Jianniney, MAEd

VSA Intersections: Arts and Special Education Conference, Atlanta, Ga, August 2018

“Access to Music Learning: Keys to Meaningful Inclusion” Co-presented with Jodi Jianniney, MAEd and Andrew Vensel, BM

Pennsylvania Music Educators Association (PMEA) District 12 Fall Inservice, Malvern, PA, November 2018

Pennsylvania Music Educators Association (PMEA) Annual Summer Conference, Harrisburg, PA, July 2018

Pennsylvania Music Educators Association (PMEA) Annual In-Service Conference, Lancaster, PA, April 2018

“Interprofessional Collaboration: Best Practices for SLPs and Music Therapists” Co-presented with Mara Culp, PhD

NY State Speech-Language-Hearing Association Annual Conference, Rochester, NY, April 2018

“Beyond the Basics: The Ethics of Self-Care for Creative Arts Therapists” Co-Presented with Gregory Perkins, MT-BC

Art Therapy Regional Symposium, Mount Mary University, Milwaukee, WI, April 2018

International Expressive Therapies Summit, New York, NY, October 2017              

“Beyond the Basics: The Ethics of Self-Care for Music Therapists” Co-presented with Gregory Perkins , MT-BC

AMTA Mid-Atlantic Region Music Therapy Conference, Pittsburgh, PA, April 2018                         

“A Multisensory Approach to Teaching Music to students with IEPs: From Theory to Practice” Co-presented with Jodi Jianniney, MAEd and Shana Pistilli, MM

ABLE Assembly: Arts Better the Lives of Everyone, Berklee School of Music, Boston, MA, April 2018                

“Adapted and Sensory-Friendly School Musicals” co-presented with Jodi Jianniney, MAEd

New Jersey Music Educators Association State Conference, East Brunswick, NJ, February 2018                                                               

“Adaptations for Guitar, Ukulele, and Recorder” Co-presented with Jodi Jianniney, MAEd  

New Jersey Music Educators Association State Conference, East Brunswick, NJ, February 2018

“Music, Yoga, and Community: Pathways to Inclusion”

TASH National Conference, Atlanta, GA, December 2017                     

“Recognizing the Need: Ethical Considerations in Self-Care for Music Therapists” Co-presented with Gregory Perkins, MT-BC

American Music Therapy Association National Conference, St. Louis, MO, November 2017

AMTA Mid-Atlantic Regional Music Therapy Conference, Ocean City, MD, March 2015                               

“Teaching Students with IEPs in the Music Classroom: Tools for Music Educators” Co-presented with Jodi Jianniney, MAEd

Pennsylvania Music Educators Association District 12, Unionville, PA, November 2017

 “Music for the Speech-Language Pathologist: Musical Competencies for Pediatric Practice” Poster session co-presented with Mara Culp, PhD *Author not present.

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) National Conference, Los Angeles, CA, November 2017

“Access to Music Learning: Keys to Meaningful Inclusion”

PMEA District 7 Professional Development Day, Ephrata, PA, October 2017

“Teaching Students with IEPs in the Music Classroom: Tools for Music Educators”

PMEA District 7 Professional Development Day, Ephrata, PA, October 2017

“Technology for K-12 Music Students with Special Needs: Music Educator Teacher Preparation”

                RECAP Conference Poster Session, West Chester University, May 2017

"Access to Music Learning: Keys to Meaningful Inclusion” Co-presented with Jodi Jianniney, MAEd

Pennsylvania Music Educators Association Annual In-Service Conference, Erie, PA, April 2017                             

“Teaching Students with IEPs in the Music Classroom: Tools for New Educators” Co-presented with Jodi Jianniney, MAEd

Pennsylvania Music Educators Association Annual In-Service Conference, Erie, PA, April 2017

“Inter-professional Practices for Improving Communication: Best Practices for Speech-Language Pathologists and Music Therapists” Co-presented with Mara Culp, PhD

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) National Conference, Philadelphia, PA, November 2016                

“Best Practices for Inter-professional Collaboration between Speech-Language Pathologists and Music Therapists” Co-presented with Kathleen Howland, PhD, Mara Culp, PhD

American Music Therapy Association (AMTA), National Conference Sandusky, OH, November 2016

“Transdisciplinary Approaches to Improve Speech Sounds: Best Practices for SLPs and MT-BCs” Co-presented with Mara Culp, PhD *Author not present

AMTA Mid-Atlantic Region Music Therapy Conference, Harrisburg, PA, March 2016                               

“A Multi-Sensory Approach to Teaching Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders: From Theory to Practice” Co-presented with Jodi Jianniney, MAEd

Intersections: Arts and Special Education Conference, A project of the John F. Kennedy Center, Arlington, VA, August 2015

NAfME Eastern Division Regional Conference, Providence, RI, April 2015                             

“How School-Based Therapists Use Music to Treat Students with Special Needs” Co-presented with Mara Culp, PhD

Interdisciplinary Society for Quantitative Research in Music and Medicine International Conference, Malvern, PA July 2015

“Teaching Music to Students with Special Needs: A Sharing Session” Co-presented with Jodi Jianniney, MAEd

Pennsylvania Music Educators Association Annual Conference, Hershey, PA March 2015  

“Inclusive Community Music Experiences: Recitals, Concerts, and Open Mic Nights”

TASH National Conference, Washington D.C., December 2014

“Teaching Students with Special Needs: Adaptations for Teaching Guitar, Ukulele and Recorder” Co-presented with Jodi Jianniney, MAEd

Pennsylvania Music Educators Association Annual Conference, Hershey, PA, March 2014

“Teaching Students with Special Needs: Incorporating Assistive Technology” Co-presented with Jodi Jianniney, MAEd

Pennsylvania Music Educators Association Annual Conference, Hershey, PA, March 2014

“The Importance of an Inclusive Music Therapy Group on the Overall Education of Students with Special Needs”

Intersections: Arts and Special Education National Conference, August 2013, John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C.

“The Impact of the Integration of Music Therapy and Yoga on Children with Disabilities and Their Caregivers”

AMTA Mid-Atlantic Regional Music Therapy Conference, Scranton, PA, April 2013

International Health Humanities Conference, Montclair, NJ, August 2012

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