Professor, Director of Music Therapy
Office: 104 Belle Becker Building – Music Therapy Center
Dr. ChihChen Sophia Lee, Oklahoma State Licensed Professional Music Therapist (LPMT), Music Therapist-Board Certified (MT-BC), is the Director of Music Therapy at Southwestern Oklahoma State University, Weatherford, Oklahoma. Part of her duties have included teaching music therapy core courses, applied piano lessons, Class Piano V & VI supervising student music therapists’ clinical experiences, as well as providing music therapy services via the SWOSU Music Therapy Center.
Professionally active at the local, regional, national, and international levels, Dr. Lee has published, co-authored, and presented numerous papers as well as the Continuing Education for Music Therapists (CMTE) courses in peer-reviewed professional journals, books and other professional publications, and conferences in music therapy and expressive arts therapy. She has also been invited to provide professional consultations, workshops and in-service presentations for healthcare professionals and educators regionally and internationally, including serving on the Standards of Clinical Practice Committee and Academic Program Approval Committee of American Music Therapy Association (Southwestern Region Representative), asthe keynote clinical trainer for projects sponsored by the United Nation International Children Emergency Fund (UNICEF), and as visiting professor at international institutions such as the University of Taipei (formerly known Taipei Municipal University of Education), National Sun Yat Sun University of Kaohsiung, Taiwan, and Central Conservatory of Music of Beijing, China.
A graduate of University of Minnesota (Ph.D., M.A.) and Ohio University (B.M.), Dr. Lee’s research interests evolve from Music Therapy Distance Education, human psychophysiological reactions and processes to music stimuli, international/multiculturalism in music therapy, and ethnomusicology. She also studied piano primarily with Alexander Braginsky, Richard Syracuse, Ming-Hsin Hsu, and Fu-Mei Liu, and remains pianistically active in studio teachings, adjudications, solo and collaborative performances. Clinically, Dr. Lee has worked at the long-term care facilities, hospice care services, Intermediate Care Facilities for adult with intellectual disabilities, midway houses/shelters for women, adolescents, and children experiencing domestic violence and substance abuse, educational institutions serving children/adolescents receiving early intervention, special education, and Alternative Education.
Monday — 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Tuesday — 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.
Wednesday — 10 a.m.
Thursday — 2 p.m.
Virtual office hours via e-mail or by appointments
|Course No.||Course Title|
|1172||Introduction to Music Therapy|
|2081||Field Studies I|
|2181||Field Studies II|
|3113||Music Therapy II: MT in Mental Health/Illness|
|3123||Music Therapy IV: Psychology of Music|
|3181||MTCompetencies and Professional Ethics|
|4011||Keyboard Improvisation for Music Therapists|
|4020||Senior Research Project|
|4182||Research and Statistics|
|4242 – 4||Music Therapy V|
|Applied Piano Lessons|
|5233||History & Contemporary Global/Cultural Issues in Music Therapy (Graduate)|
|5263||Legislative & Business Issues in Music Therapy Practices (Graduate)|
|5283||Research in Music: Qualitative & Mixed Methods (Graduate)|
- Curricular Vitae
- SWOSU Music Therapy 30 th Anniversary Celebration (PPS)
- Department of Music Website
- Music Therapy as Career Choice
- Music Therapy as Career Choice - Chinese