Michael J. Silverman

College of Liberal Arts
Twin Cities

Award Year
University Award
Distinguished McKnight University Professors
Research Title
Increasing access to evidence-based music therapy for adults with mental health and substance use conditions

Section A, Location 14

Michael J. Silverman is a Board-Certified Music Therapist and Director of the University’s Music Therapy Program. In group music therapy sessions at the University’s medical center, he uses songwriting and lyric analysis interventions to improve the wellbeing of people with mental health and substance use conditions. With over 135 refereed journal articles, Michael’s recovery-oriented scholarship has formed the foundation of the music therapy evidence base in adult mental health and increased access to services.