Carol Ann Olszewski, MA, MT-BC
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 Title: Assistant Professor
 Dept: Music
 Office: MU 355
 Phone: 216-687-3667
 Email: C.A.OLSZEWSKI@csuohio.edu
 Address: 2121 Euclid Ave. MU 355, Cleveland, OH 44115

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Research Keywords:
competency, evaluation, instructor characteristics, music therapy, music perception, cochlear implants, electroacoustic
 
Education:
M.A., Music Therapy, University of Iowa
B.M., Music Therapy/Horn Performance, University of Iowa
 
Brief Bio:
Carol A. Olszewski is a board certified music therapist and Assistant Professor of Music Therapy.  Professor Olszewski has worked as a clinical music therapist with a myriad of populations and as a research scientist.  Professor Olszewski has several areas of research interest including competency-based evaluation, instructor characteristics on learner outcomes, undergraduate music therapy program equivalency, and neural processing of individual music elements through typical and atypical hearing mechanisms.  Her previous research under the University of Iowa's Music Perception team, an NIH-funded project examining music perception through cochlear implants, has been published in journals such as Ear and Hearing, The Journal of Music Therapy, and Otology & Neurotology.  Professor Olszewski is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Urban Education with interest in Adult, Continuing, and Higher Education at Cleveland State University.  She also currently serves on the Continuing Education Committee for the Certification Board for Music Therapists and as a local co-chair for the American Music Therapy Association's national conference.
 
Research Interests:
competency-based evaluation, instructor characteristics on learner outcomes, undergraduate music therapy program equivalency, and neural processing of individual music elements through typical and atypical hearing mechanisms
 
Teaching Areas:
Psychology of Music; Introduction to Music Therapy; Recreational Music Therapy; Medical and Hospice Music Therapy
Music Therapy Practicum I; Music Therapy in Psych and Rehab; and Music in Special Education and Therapy
 
Professional Affiliations:
American Music Therapy Association                                                                            
The Certification Board for Music Therapists                                                                    
Great Lakes Region of the American Music Therapy Association                                  
Association of Ohio Music Therapists
 
Professional Experience:
Music Therapist, Board Certified, 2002 - present
Research Scientist, Department of Otolaryngology, University of Iowa 2003-2006
Clinical Music Therapist, West Music (IA) & The Music Settlement (OH) & private practice (OH) - '02-'16
Adjunct Faculty, CSU - '13-'14
Visiting Assistant Professor, CSU - '14-'16
Assistant Professor, CSU - present
 
Professional Service:
Co-chair, American Music Therapy Association National Conference                    
Continuing Education Committee, Certification Board for Music Therapists  
CBMT Satisfaction Survey Committee