Shannon L. Bowles, ABD, MME, NMT, MT-BC, is an Assistant Professor of Music Therapy and U of L faculty liaison with Norton Audubon Hospital in Louisville. In addition to her clinical work at Audubon, Ms. Bowles teaches and supervises students in Music Therapy Clinical Applications, Music Therapy Techniques, and Practicum courses. Since receiving her undergraduate and master degrees in Music Therapy from the University of Kansas, she has worked as a board-certified music therapist in schools and nursing homes with groups of all ages, ranging from school-age children with special needs to older adults with physical and/or mental disabilities. She frequently speaks about music therapy to various groups throughout the state. Currently, Ms. Bowles is a doctoral candidate in gerontology at the University of Kentucky.