“Music is a Universal Means of Expression”
Michael Guglielmo, MT-BC
Certification Board for Music Therapists
Music Therapist – Board Certified, Music Therapy Credential
“The credential Music Therapist-Board Certified (MT-BC) is granted by the Certification Board for Music Therapists (CBMT) to identify music therapists who have demonstrated the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to practice music therapy at the current level of the profession. The purpose of board certification in music therapy is to provide an objective national standard that can be used as a measure of professionalism by interested agencies, groups, and individuals.”
The American Music Therapy Association
” Music Therapy is the clinical and evidence-based use of music interventions to accomplish individualized goals within a therapeutic relationship by a credentialed professional who has completed an approved music therapy program.”
Music Therapy Calling
On September 11th. 2001 and several days after, I filmed people and their surroundings in NYC and put together a documentary entitled “Compassion” that was aired on cable television. I interviewed people that came from all over the country to lend a hand, documented the outpouring of diverse ethnic music in the streets, recorded the mandalas of artwork including children’s artwork in Washington Square Park, Union Square Park, Canal St., and throughout the city. It was as if the scenes that I filmed started to tell its own story; a story of unity, peace, harmony, and compassion. Soon after, the feeling of helping people through music in a unique way emerged and I went to Molloy College to obtain a degree in Music Therapy.
Thank you for the gracious support of my intuitive mother Grace and shining father Angelo, loving wife Tina, family and friends, Molloy College and the insightful faculty, the East End Initiative Foundation, and my mentor Edith Hillman Boxill (Mother Theresa of the Music Therapy movement).
The World Peace Prayer Society
“Edie” devoted her life serving the developmentally disabled, created Music Therapists for Peace, and awakened music therapists to be ambassadors for peace. I graduated from Molloy in May 2005 to serve special-education class developmentally enabled individuals in public schools. I grew to strike the term developmentally disabled from my vocabulary to developmentally enabled (enabled; to provide a means for expression).