The Music Therapy Repertoire Challenge is a community of musicians led by Catherine Hershey, MT-BC, and Becky Bergh, MT-BC, encouraging creativity and learning through engagement and conversation on music and topics pertaining to the profession of music therapy. A resource for music therapy professionals, interns, and students.
What We Do
Here at the Music Therapy Repertoire Challenge Blog, we introduce a new song to learn each week. We encourage our community to actively participate through listening, learning,, and incorporating this song into their lives. This is intended to be a conversation among colleagues and friends, so comments are encouraged.
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Who We Are
Catherine Hershey, MT-BC
Catherine Hershey obtained a Bachelors Degree from the Baldwin Wallace University Conservatory of Music, her primary instrument of study being piano. While in college, she gained clinical experience with a variety of populations, and led recreational music groups with older adults at several nursing home facilities. She completed her 6 month music therapy internship with MJHS Hospice and Palliative Care in New York City under the primary supervision of Robin Mitchell, MT-BC, LCAT, then passed her Music Therapy Board Certification Exam in March 2014. Catherine is most comfortable working with Geriatrics and End of Life Care, but would like to gain experience with Children with Special Needs, and military veterans in the future.
Becky Bergh, MT-BC
Becky Bergh is a board certified music therapist who is passionate and excited for the work that is ahead of her in this ever-growing field! After completing a 10 month undergraduate music therapy internship at Kardon Institute for Arts Therapy, Becky graduated from Baldwin Wallace University in 2014. In October 2014, Becky achieved her board certification!
For about 2 years, Becky worked as a music therapist in Cincinnati, working primarily with individuals with developmental disabilities and special needs. During this time, Becky presented about music therapy at Ursuline Academy’s Symposium Day 2015 in addition to being a speaker on inclusive practices within choirs for the Greater Cincinnati Choral Consortium. Becky returned to school to pursue a master’s in music therapy and counseling from Drexel University in late 2016. Currently, Becky enjoys learning and collaborating with other creative arts therapy students–when she’s not reading for graduate school!