In this episode, Meredith shares her insights and tips about advocating for Music Therapy, specifically when working with Older Adults. We also discuss preserving our vocal health and tips for working in the medical setting.

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Meredith Whitlow, MT-BC is a Board-Certified Music Therapist and founder and owner of Rejoice Music
Therapy, based in North Carolina. Rejoice Music Therapy serves mainly older adults in long term care
and hospital settings. Meredith has authored two ebooks, All Together Now! and Worship Through
Work as resources for Music Therapists serving older adults. Both titles may be purchased via or at
She is also a classically trained singer, who began her musical career majoring in Vocal Performance at
UNC-Greensboro and performing with an opera company for several years before discovering that
Music Therapy was a career option. Upon discovering this Meredith earned her degree in Music
Therapy from Queens University of Charlotte and is now nearing the completion of a Master’s in Music
Therapy online at Colorado State University.
Meredith’s professional experience is with people across ages and diagnoses including residential and
outpatient settings, ventilator unit, secure Alzheimer’s units, pre and post-operative care, end of life
care, and developmental disabilities. She completed her clinical internship at Queens University Music
Therapy Clinic and CMC-Mercy Hospital Charlotte (now Atrium Health Mercy) and regularly speaks on
music therapy in healthcare settings and has presented several times at professional conferences.

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