Kaitlin Emmert completed her coursework in music therapy at the University of Evansville in Evansville, Indiana, and also received a minor in psychology and a certificate in Suzuki pedagogy. She studied violin, piano, flute, and harp and served as concertmaster of the University of Evansville Symphony Orchestra and the UE String Ensemble, performing as the featured violin soloist with the University Symphony Orchestra in the fall of 2013. She was named the Presser Scholar for 2013-14, an honor awarded for outstanding achievement in the department of music, and is a member of the national music honor society, Pi Kappa Lambda.
As a member of the Honors Program, Kaitlin conducted a research study at St. Mary’s Rehabilitation Institute in Evansville, examining the effect of music therapy on sleep quality, pain, relaxation, and anxiety in stroke patients and presented a poster of her findings at the Great Lakes Regional Music Therapy Conference and the American Music Therapy Association National Conference. She studied at Harlaxton College in England in the fall of 2012 and served as the student representative for the Harlaxton Society Board. Kaitlin was active in the music department and on UE’s campus, serving as president of the UE Music Therapy Association; Vice President of Membership of Sigma Alpha Iota, a professional music fraternity for women; and co-president and co-music director of the Newman Center Catholic Campus Ministry. She held leadership positions in Circle K International and Best Buddies, is a member of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars and National Society of Leadership and Success, mentored for the Writing Center, and volunteered at St. Vincent Center for Children and Families, providing violin instruction to preschool children. Kaitlin enjoys performing music, teaching violin, reading, photography, baking, and scrapbooking.
Kaitlin is thrilled to be a part of the UH Music Therapy team! She looks forward to growing musically, professionally, and personally during her time here and feels blessed every day to have the opportunity to learn from such an outstanding team. She is excited to further develop her skills as a music therapist and to discover all that Cleveland has to offer, especially its music scenes and coffee shops.