Jam Out With Music Therapy Students

Allie Egen, contributor 

Photo of Madi Edens, Maria Kratz, Destiny Uttecht, and Tess Zastrow taken by Madi Edens on Sept. 26.

How many of you have looked at your major and thought, I wonder if there is a club for that? I have, which led me to look into the Augsburg Student Music Therapy Association (ASMTA). This club is entirely student-run, with music therapy professor Juyoung Lee assisting as faculty advisor. The club not only helps music therapy students, but all music students in general. 

The club regularly hosts study sessions led by an upperclassmen music student. These study sessions are open to anyone regardless of major, but as a music education major, it helps to study with upperclassmen who have taken the same fundamental courses as me. The club also helps music therapy students specifically by practicing the proficiency tests required to start practicum work, and is currently working on sending some students to an upcoming music therapy conference. 

In addition, the club hosts fun events, which are open to everyone. The club organizes themed karaoke nights and jam nights, great opportunities for students to make music together outside of formal music classes. If you have never been inside Anderson Music Hall, which is located across from the Christensen Center, then these events are a great way to explore. 

The music therapy club has lots of events coming up; these are all listed under the club’s Auggie Life profile if you want to refer back. The next study session is Monday, March 7 at 7 p.m. in Lindell Library study room 302E. The group will also be hosting a streaming party for the upcoming music therapy conference, information will be shared through Auggie Life once everything is finalized. Finally, the next jam session is Friday, March 4 at 7 p.m. in Anderson Music Hall, room M16. All of these activities are open to everyone, regardless of major. To learn more about the club, follow them on Instagram @augsburgmusictherapy.