WCMT’s 2021

“Music Therapist of the Year” Winner

Rachel Miller, MT-BC

 Rachel Miller, MT-BC

Rachel Miller, MT-BC, has spent her career working with older adults, supervising practicm students, and serving as the continuing education chairperson for the Wisconsin Chapter for Music Therapy. As a clinician, Rachel’s work has focused around dementia care and hospice care. A Neurologic Music Therapist, her most recent work focused on specialized programming for older adults with Parkinson’s disease. She has spent the last five years serving as the continuing education chair for WCMT, planning and organizing state sponsored events. Rachel enjoys getting to know fellow music therapists throughout the state, without whose help she would not be able to plan such educational and engaging events. She has organized courses on a variety of topics, including a recent fall retreat and a course on mental health during the pandemic. Rachel is currently taking a break from professional practice to raise her family, but continues to be active in music therapy through her continuing education role. When not making music, she enjoys baking, knitting, and spending time up north.

The Wisconsin Chapter for Music Therapy is proud to award the 2021 Music Therapist of the Year award to Rachel Miller, MT-BC. Congratulations Rachel!

About the WCMT Music Therapist of the Year Award

The Wisconsin Chapter for Music Therapy for a number of years has accepted nominations from September through December for our annual Music Therapist of the year award. The ideal candidate demonstrates outstanding personal character and clinical skills in addition to contributions to the music therapy community by way of volunteer service, public education, or advancement of clinical practices related to music therapy. WCMT members may email their nominations to the public relations chair  at publicrelations@musictherapywisconsin.org, who will then notify the nominee. No further action is required to nominate a Wisconsin music therapist. The winner of the award will receive a $100 gift card for West Music and a one-year membership to WCMT.