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Faculty and Staff

Lee Anna Rasar

Lee Anna Rasar

Professor of Music Therapy
Music Therapy Program Director
Music Therapy Clinic Coordinator

Fellow, Robert F. Unkefer Academy of Neurologic Music
    Therapists  - Colorado State University
M.M.E. - University of Georgia
B.A. - University of Alabama

Academic Areas: music therapy.

Ms. Lee Anna Rasar
146 Haas Fine Arts Center
Music & Theatre Arts Department
University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
Eau Claire, WI 54702-4004

Phone: 715/836-4260

Lee Anna Rasar is the Music Therapy Program Director and Clinical Coordinator. She served on the committee that wrote the Standards of Clinical Practice for her field, chaired that committee for its first 10 years, and returned to the committee two decades later. The Special Target Populations Committee was then separated out from the Standards committee, with Lee Anna having chaired it since its creation as a separate committee. She served as a charter member on the committee that developed the certification examination for music therapists and continued through the second term of that committee as the member for continuity. More recently Rasar returned to that committee while serving a five-year term on the Board of Directors for the Certification Board for Music Therapists, this time in the role as liaison to the Board. She has served as President of the South Central Region of the National Association for Music Therapy and of the Great Lakes Region of the National Association/American Music Therapy Associations. Rasar received the 2002 Professional Practice Award from the American Music Therapy Association for her model of integrating research and community service with teaching. She has received over 50 grants, primarily in the area of curricular assessment and design, and has presented over 160 major sessions at conferences, frequently presenting with her students who have engaged in faculty-student collaborative research with her. Lee Anna has served on the Assembly of Delegates for over 30 years for her national professional association. She remains an active volunteer in the community.

Rasar has served as a Teaching Fellow and Teaching Scholar and more recently as a Diversity Fellow.  She has received the following awards: Ron Satz Award for Student Advocacy, American Ethnic Coordinating Office Distinctive Service Award, StudyWeb Academic Excellence Award, UW - Eau Claire Excellence in Service Award, Student Recognition Award for service for excellence in teaching/advising and acceptance and understanding of the individual needs of students with disabilities, Award of Merit from Wisconsin Association of Homes and Services for the Aged, Woman of the Year from the Eau Claire Mental Health Association, and the Great Lakes Regional Service Award for the American Music Therapy Association.  

Related Links:
Lee Anna Rasar's curricular web site.


  • IDIS 103 Intro to Music Therapy
  • MUTX 110 Clinical Piano Repertoire I
  • MUTX 111 Clinical Piano Repertoire II
  • MUTX 116 Beginning Folk Guitar
  • MUTX 215 Music Therapy Techniques I
  • MUTX 217 Music Therapy Techniques II
  • MUTX 298 Clinical Applications of Percussion Techniques
  • MUTX 300 Overview of Clinical Improvisation
  • MUTX 312 Therapeutic Applications of Dance & Movement
  • MUTX 340 Psychology of Music
  • MUTX 342 Music Therapy I
  • MUTX 343 Music Therapy II
  • MUTX 344 Influence of Music on Behavior
  • MUTX 345 Clinical Orientation
  • MUTX 346 Music Therapy Practicum
  • MUTX 349 Music Therapy Cinical Experience
  • MUTX 395 Directed Studies
  • MUTX 441 Psychology of Music-Lab
  • MUTX 449 Internship in Music Therapy