Melanie Kwan

Education Profile:

Master in Music Therapy, Temple University
Equivalency in Music Therapy, Arizona State University
Arts (English Literature), Andrews University
B.Mus Ed., Andrews University


A board-certified music therapist and K-12 certified music educator, Ms. Kwan has a broad range of clinical experience with a wide variety of client populations, from special education, home-based and community, to hospital and mental health. She has served as an educator and medical music therapist in the USA, Canada, and different parts of Asia.  She also served as Regional Liaison (Western Pacific) for the World Federation of Music Therapy, and co-editor of the  MARAMTA newsletter, Tuning in to Rx Music.

“Heartiest congratulations to WAU for achieving the milestone of being the first tertiary educational institution in North America and the first in the state of Maryland to offer an undergraduate degree in music therapy. I am excited to be part of the vision to take the rich music heritage at WAU in a new direction, and to train our students to be thoughtful music therapists with the skills to holistically and preventatively address the health needs of the residents within our campus and surrounding community.”