About

Mission Statement

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.

Contact

Please feel free to email us with questions or inquiries at mtrepertoirechallenge@gmail.com

Who We Are

Catherine Hershey, MT-BC
Catheprofile picrine 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
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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. Becky first learned about music therapy in high school and immediately began to pursue information about the profession: who music therapists serve, and how she could become a music therapist.
For her undergraduate degree, Becky chose to attend Baldwin Wallace University.  Becky gained experience with a wide variety of populations throughout both Cleveland and Akron during her time at BWU. After graduation, Becky moved to Philadelphia to complete her internship at Kardon Institute for Arts Therapy.  Over the course of 1o months, Becky accrued over 1200 clinical hours. At Kardon Institute, Becky gained experience with diverse client populations at 4 different facilities across Greater Philadelphia, under the supervision of 5 board certified music therapists.
Becky Bergh currently works in Cincinnati as a full-time music therapist.  She spends her free time writing music, making music, and singing with choirs. . . when she is not walking in nature or having fun with friends!

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