Dale Taylor, PhD

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Dr. Taylor is Professor Emeritus and former Chair of the Department of Allied Health Professions at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and has served on the faculty of Augsburg College, Alverno College, and the University of Western Sydney. He sang professionally while earning his degrees at the University of Kansas where he was a stage dancer, singer, and actor in multiple theatrical productions. He is a Board Certified Music Therapist, the originator of the Biomedical Theory of Music Therapy, author of Biomedical Foundations of Music as Therapy, Secretary and former Chair of the Wisconsin Board on Aging and Long Term Care, and he served on numerous boards including the International Arts Medicine Association, the National Association for Music Therapy, and the International Association of Music for the Handicapped. He cofounded the Wisconsin Chapter for Music Therapy, served as President of the Great Lakes Region and over twenty years on the American Music Therapy Association’s International Relations Committee and Assembly of Delegates. His papers on music therapy research and clinical techniques are published in the Journal of Music Therapy, Music Therapy Perspectives, and the International Journal of Arts Medicine for which he served as Editor. Dr. Taylor is a frequent speaker with organizations such as the World Federation of Music Therapy, the International Society for Music in Medicine, the New York Rusk Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine, the International Society for Music Education and he has presented in England, South Africa, the Netherlands, Estonia, Spain, Austria, Denmark, Australia, Korea, Japan, Canada, Argentina, and Bogota where the National University of Colombia translated his book into Spanish.