Channing Shippen, MA, MT-BC, NMT

Music Therapy
PhD in progress, Temple University
Master of Arts in Music Therapy, Berklee College of Music
Bachelor of Music in Music Therapy, Berklee College of Music

Currently Channing Shippen is a Music Therapist at Tufts Medical Center & Tufts Children’s Hospital. She has a background in hospice, medical and community music therapy. She has held positions as a Pediatric Music Therapist at the Jimmy Fund Clinic at Dana Farber Cancer Institute, as Expressive Therapies Coordinator of the Day Program at Rogerson House, a memory care provider in Jamaica Plain, MA, as Assistant Director of Recreation & Expressive Therapies at the Riverside Premier Rehabilitation & Healing Center, and she served as a music therapy contractor and social media manager at Roman Music Therapy Services in Boston. Channing Shippen is currently the Vice-President of the New England Region of the American Music Therapy Association.

Spring 2012 Guest Lecturer at Seattle Pacific University. A series of presentations offered to the graduating music therapy class on preparing for Music Therapy Internship.

Spring 2012 Seattle Pacific Music Therapy Symposium – “What is Music Therapy?” A presentation outlining the basics of music therapy for professionals working outside of the field.

Nov 2011“ Team Cayman 2011” A presentation on structure used in creating an international service trip for music therapy in use with children with special needs. Passages Conference, Lesley University, Cambridge, MA

Nov 2010 “A Beautiful Day for Making Music” A presentation on the importance of collaboration and grid work when planning for a special education group setting for music therapy with multiple diagnoses and ages. Passages Conference, Lesley University, Cambridge, MA