Music therapists use music to achieve non-musical goals”

Yes, Angie Kopshy, MM, MT-BC,  is a music therapist.

Big Sky Music Therapy is directed by board-certified music therapist, Angie Kopshy. Upon completion of her Master’s in Music from Boise State University, Angie returned to Portland to study music therapy at Marylhurst University. Before moving to Montana, her work included a private practice that incorporated neurologic music therapy techniques, the supervision of practicum students and interns and a teaching position at Pacific University. 

Angie and colleague Marie Miller collaborated  in 2015 to create a video series that accompanied group sessions. This series, Music Therapy Outreach Series,  can be found here.

Angie collaborated with colleague, Catherine Harris and Jo Alexis Bronstein Mishaga to create Songs for Kids on the Autism Spectrum. This CD was written by a team specializing in children diagnosed on the autism spectrum, this music was created to address non-musical goals like anxiety reduction, motor movement, social engagement, speech and cognitive functioning.