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Research

Music therapy research has demonstrated some of the benefits of music therapy interventions with various populations. Selected studies are highlighted in the bibliographies listed below.

Older adults

Hospice and Palliative Care

Mental Health

Medical settings

Other web sites concerned with music therapy research are also available:

  • The Mind-Body Wellness Center has published multiple studies regarding the health benefits of recreational music-making. Articles and summaries related to these studies are available on their website.
  • Lee Anna Rasar of the University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire maintains an extensive music therapy research resource with articles listed by population and therapeutic programming.