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Brigette Sutton

Adjunct Professor, Music Therapy
Mary Pappert School of Music
Music Therapy

School of Music, Room 319
Phone: 412.396.6080


M.A., Drexel University
B.S., Duquesne University

Brigette Sutton is the Director of Music Therapy at Villa St. Joseph of Baden, a skilled nursing facility, where she also developed and directs the music therapy internship program.  She works with older adults, residents with Alzheimer's/dementia, and with the rehabilitation team as a Neurologic Music Therapist.  She has presented at local, regional, and national conferences, and served in a variety of positions within the Mid-Atlantic Region of the American Music Therapy Association.  Brigette is also a piano teacher and liturgical musician. 


2010 March, Pittsburgh Catholic Magazine

Joy in the Little Things

  • Authored article on Music Therapy at Villa St. Joseph supporting theme of wellbeing of mind, body, spirit.  


Academic & Clinical Supervision: Sharing Resources and Exploring Skills
2015 Southeastern Region - AMTA Conference (Columbia, SC)
2015 American Music Therapy Association Conference (Kansas City, MO)

Music Therapy and Occupational Therapy
2013-2014 Kaplan Career Institute (Pittsburgh, PA)

Music Therapy and Parkinson's Disease
2013 Beaver County Parkinson's Support Group (Baden, PA)

Music Therapy and Older Adults
2012 Southwest Regional Ombudsman Meeting (Beaver Valley, PA)

Learn More to Be More: A Panel Presentation on Supervision
2012 Mid-Atlantic Region - AMTA Conference (Timonium, MD)

Promoting Professionalism: Strengthening Your Skills as Advocate, Therapist, and Leader
2011 AMTA Conference (Atlanta, GA)

Promoting Professionalism: Strengthening Your Skill Set and Energizing Your Practice
2011 Mid-Atlantic Region - AMTA Conference (Saratoga Springs, NY)

Successful Modulation - Transition From Intern to Employee
2010 Mid-Atlantic Region - AMTA Conference (Pittsburgh, PA)

Modulating From Intern to Employee
2009 MAR Passages: Nazareth College, Rochester, NY

Perspectives on Advanced & Specialized Music Therapy Training: A Panel Discussion
2008 MAR Passages: Immaculata University, Immaculata, PA


MUTH 411 Clinical Music Skills

MUTH 412 Music Therapy Repertoire

Music Therapy Field Supervisor

Music Therapy in Context (guest lecturer)


2012 February, Neurologic Music Therapy Training Institute, Ft. Collins, CO

Program Coordinator: Corene Thaut, MM, MT-BC, NMT

  • Therapeutic application of music to cognitive, sensory, and motor function due to neurologic disease of the human nervous system

2010 June, Music Therapy Drumming: Level 1 Training, Gaithersburg, MD

Instructor: Bill Matney, MA, MT-BC

  • Clinical application of world percussion instruments/rhythms within cultural contexts

Music Therapist-Board Certified (MT-BC), Certification Board for Music Therapists

Certification Number 08428