Emily Guthe, MM, MA, MT-BC
 Title: Visiting Ast Prof of Practice
 Dept: Music Therapy
 Office: MU 127
 Phone: 216-687-3643
 Email: e.guthe@csuohio.edu
 Address: 2121 Euclid Ave. MU 127, Cleveland, OH 44115

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Research Keywords:
neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), retinopathy of prematurity, developmental support, developmentally supportive care, music therapy, neuroprotection, procedural support, maternal mental health, behavioral health, mood disorders, personality disorders, medical music therapy, pediatric music therapy, inpatient music therapy, mental health, nutritional insufficiency, eating disorders, nicu music therapy
M.A., Music Therapy, University of Iowa, 2016
M.M., Choral Conducting, University of Tennessee - Knoxville, 2011
B.M., Music Theory & Composition, Maryville College, 2009
Brief Bio:
Emily Guthe is a Board Certified Music Therapist and Visiting Assistant Professor of Practice at Cleveland State University. Professor Guthe has worked as a medical music therapist for the Cleveland Clinic since 2016. Her clinical expertise includes adults and pediatric patients with co-morbid medical and behavioral health conditions; patients, and families in Hillcrest's family maternity center (labor & delivery, antepartum, & NICU); and adult intensive care.

Professor Guthe developed the neonatal music therapy program in the neonatal intensive care unit at Hillcrest Hospital in 2016. In 2021, she became the PI for a research study investigating the impact of music therapy interventions for infants receiving retinopathy of prematurity eye screening examinations versus those receiving standard nursing care. This study is currently in active data analysis and being supported by neonatology.
     Marina Eisenberg, MD
     Tina DiFiore, MSN, CNS, NNP-BC, RN
     Lynda Warren, RN
     Becky Stuart, RN-NIC

Behavioral Health:
Professor Guthe has worked closely with pediatric and adult patients with nutritional insufficiency diagnoses, mood disorders, and personality disorders during inpatient medical and behavioral hospitalizations.
Creative and Activities:
Guthe, E.L. (2023). Come Back to Me [Song] On Come Back to Me EP [Album].

(2023). Arranger, composer, and editor of Cleveland State University's "Why Music?" Video for CSU Giving Day. Retrieved from https://www.csugivingday.com/giving-day/63439/department/68375

(2022). "Songs in the Key of Comfort for Pandemic-Challenged Nurses: Music therapists trained to support patients also help caregivers keep giving." Retrieved from https://consultqd.clevelandclinic.org/songs-in-the-key-of-comfort-for-pandemic-challenged-nurses/

(2020). Arranger and editor of Cleveland Clinic Arts & Medicine Institute's "Don't Give Up on Me" Virtual Choir. Retrieved from https://youtu.be/DHbUH2RYgRU

(2020). Arranger and editor of Hillcrest Music Therapy "Rise Up" Duet. Retrieved from https://vimeo.com/410339133

(2020). Arranger and editor of Cleveland Clinic Arts & Medicine Institute's "Keep Your Head Up" Virtual Choir. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cc0HcoRdYqw
Research Interests:
Co-Investigator. (2021-23). Does music therapy improve neurodevelopmental outcomes in infants with Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome? Research project supported by the Neurodevelopmental Impacts of Disease Pilot Award, Cleveland Clinic Children's *in progress

Principle Investigator. (2021-23). The Impact of Music Therapy during Retinopathy of Prematurity Eye Screening Examinations on Neonate Behaviors Post-Examination: A Randomized Controlled Trial. *in progress

Co-investigator. (2021-22). The Experiences of Front-Line Healthcare Workers in Oncology during the Coronavirus Pandemic: A Musical Exploration.

Co-investigator. (2017). The Experience of Music Therapy during the Weaning Process of Patients Receiving Invasive Mechanical Ventilation.
Teaching Areas:
Department of Music Therapy
     MTX Ensembles - Technology, Percussion
     MTX Supervision - Undergraduate & Graduate
     MTX 425 - Music Therapy Internship
     MTX 280 - Therapeutic Musicianship I
     MTX 281 - Therapeutic Musicianship II
     MTX 291 - Pre-Practicum
     MTX 393 - Practicum III
     MTX 394 - Practicum IV
     MTX 420 - Music Therapy in Mental Health & Wellness
Professional Affiliations:
International Association for Music & Medicine           
     Apr 2022-Present

Great Lakes Region of AMTA             
     Jul 2016-Present

Association of Ohio Music Therapists                         
     Aug 2016-Present
University Service:
Advisor, Cleveland State Student Music Therapy Club Faculty
     Fall 2022-Spring 2023
     Fall 2023-Spring 2024

Member, College of Health Dean's Workgroup on Research and Scholarly Contribution
     Fall 2022-Spring 2023
     Fall 2023-Spring 2024

Coordinator, Department of Music Therapy Lending Library
     Fall 2023-Spring 2024

Director, Department of Music Therapy Social Media
     Fall 2022-Spring 2023
     Fall 2023-Spring 2024
Professional Service:
Invited reviewer for Music Therapy Perspectives
     Fall 2023-Present
Research Grants:
Cleveland Clinic - Caregiver Catalyst Award
     Grant #AF2019002
     Amount Awarded: $9,837.00
     Period of Grant Award: June 2019-July 2020
     Title of Project: Music Therapy Perinatal Grief & Bereavement Support