In this episode, Tracy and Tricia discuss Tracy’s new book “Who Moved My Cape?! Letting Go of Your Superwoman Expectations.” Tracy also shares her personal songwriting process and advice for using songwriting in the clinical setting.
Tracy is a board-certified music therapist with a doctorate in Counselor Education. She has been a Professor of Music Therapy for 25 years, was Chairperson of the Department of Music and Theatre at St. Mary-of-the-Woods College (SMWC) for 8 years, and was recently appointed Dean of Graduate Therapy and Counseling Programs at SMWC. She is known in the music therapy community as a pioneer, having created two unique programs allowing students to pursue education in a format that blends on-campus and online learning. She serves the American Music Therapy Association (AMTA) as an Assembly Delegate and member of the Commission on the Education and Clinical Training of the 21st Century Music Therapist.
Tracy Richardson is a singer-songwriter performing throughout the Midwest for over 30 years. She was in a band that was the local opening act for George Straight, Randy Travis, John Conlee, the Bellamy Brothers, and Keith Whitley; as a solo artist, she opened for Earl Thomas Conley and Little Anthony. Her original music has been heard on local radio stations and the TV show Gear Heads. In 2016, she was inducted into the Wabash Valley Musicians Hall of Fame and currently serves on its Board of Directors. She belongs to the Nashville Songwriters Association International (NSAI). In 2019 she released her third CD, “Superwoman Blues,” along with her first book “Who Moved My Cape?! Letting Go of Your Superwoman Expectations.”
Tracy has received the Songwriting Award and Pioneer Award from the AMTA, and the Faculty Award of Service from SMWC. She has a husband and three grown children and resides in Terre Haute, Indiana.
Find Tracy online and email her at email@example.com
Songwriting for Music Therapists : Methods, Techniques and Applications – Betsy King, MMT, MT-BC