Eastern Michigan University

College of Arts and Sciences

Music & Dance

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Jody Stark

Music Therapy Part-Time Lecturer

314 Alexander Building




Ph.D. in Music Education/Music Therapy, Michigan State University

M.A. in Communication Theatre Arts/Arts Administration, Eastern Michigan University

B.A. in Music Therapy, Colorado State University

Courses Taught

  • Intro to Music Therapy
  • Pre Intern Clinical 1


Jody Conradi Stark, Ph.D., MT-BC is a board-certified music therapist with over 29 years of clinical experience with various populations, including psychiatric, cognitively impaired, autism spectrum disorder, pre-primary impaired, at-risk children/youth, and hospice. She is Part-Time Lecturer and Music Therapy Center Coordinator for EMU's Music Therapy Program, Site Director of Music Therapy Clinical Services, MSU Community Music School- Detroit, and President of Creative Arts Therapies, Inc., a company she started in 1991 that provides contractual music, dance-movement, and art therapy services to agencies and individuals throughout Southeastern Michigan.

Dr. Stark was named the 2011 Educator of the Year for VSA Michigan: The State Organization on Arts and Disability, and received a 2011 Michigan Youth Arts Touchstone Award. She is an American Music Therapy Association Assembly Delegate and has presented at the local, state, national, and international levels, including the 11th World Congress of Music Therapy in Brisbane, Australia. 

The School of Music & Dance is part of the College of Arts & Sciences, 214 Pray-Harrold • Faculty Resources