As the instructor of the Arts Leadership Program Introduction to Music Therapy course, Professor MacArthur combines high-energy lectures with interactive experiences for her students. Her goal is for anyone taking the course to leave with an understanding not only of music therapy overall but also of what they can do in their own major to help expand awareness of the field. Professor MacArthur enjoys connecting with her students and creating a classroom environment that is supportive, inclusive, and fun.
Professor MacArthur is also a faculty member in the music therapy department at Nazareth College. In addition to teaching classes for the graduate and undergraduate students, she supervises student music therapists in their on-campus clinical placements. In both roles she is inspired by the talent and dedication of the next generation of music therapists.
In addition to teaching, Professor MacArthur sings and plays fiddle in several local Rochester music groups. She has also given presentations at American Music Therapy Association national conferences and local mini conferences.
Professor MacArthur completed her Master of Music Therapy at Nazareth College and holds a Bachelor of Science in Human Development and Family Studies from the University of Connecticut. Before discovering music therapy she studied music education at Eastman.
Outside of her life in academia and performance venues, Professor MacArthur enjoys spending time with her husband and two young boys. She also enjoys running, vegan cooking, reading, animals, gardening, and being active in her community.