Officers and Staff

Julie Cassity, MS, MT-BC, Founder and President

Julie graduated from Texas Woman’s University in 1986 with a degree in music therapy. She received a master’s degree in psychology in 1991 from Southwestern Oklahoma State University. Julie worked as a music therapist at the Psychiatric Institute of Fort Worth and a music therapist and mental health counselor at a community mental health center in Weatherford, OK. After having two children, she discontinued working to raise her children. During this time, she taught piano lessons and group music lessons, as well as provided music therapy services in the community. She also became a certified Kindermusik teacher and a Licensed Professional Counselor. After her children enrolled in preschool, Julie opened a private counseling practice.

 

Her family moved to Springfield, MO in 2001. In 2002, she opened a private practice in music therapy, which is currently located on the campus of Drury University. It has grown into a large practice with services provided by several music therapists.

In 2014, Julie started the non-profit Music Therapy of the Ozarks, with the vision of raising money to provide funding for services for those individuals and agencies that are not able to afford music therapy, while promoting music therapy in the community.

Board of Directors

Matt France, CPA

Matrix Accounting and Tax

Kay Osborne, Instructor, 

Breech School of Business

Drury University

Derek Royce, MT-BC

Lakeland Behavioral Health

Morgan Robertson, MT-BC 

Vice President

Morgan L. Robertson, MT-BC has been a contracted music therapist at The Center for Music Therapy and Wellness since 2011, providing over 25 music therapy sessions weekly. In 2000, she received a degree in Musical Theater from Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. After several years working as a singer/dancer, Morgan attended Drury University to obtain certification in music therapy. She completed an internship in the public school district in Lawrence, Kansas, and was awarded a Bachelor’s Equivalency in Music Therapy from Drury University as well as earning her credentials as an MT-BC in 2011.

 

Morgan provides music therapy sessions for Art Inspired Academy, as well as many other individuals and groups served both at the clinic and in the community. Some populations she serves, in addition to those with developmental disabilities, includes geriatric sessions at Assisted Living Facilities, and the youth of Greene County who are involved with the Juvenile Justice Department.

Deborah Hartwig,
Development Director
Deborah Hartwig has been of member of the Springfield community for over 25 years. She has a strong background in marketing, customer service, communication and community service.
Working with a large International video/marketing production company, Deborah gained experience in broadcast production and promotions management. Deborah specializes in the development and implementation of organizational strategies, policies and practices. She has excellent interpersonal skills and a collaborative management style. 

Music Therapy of the Ozarks

 P.O Box 9543, Springfield, Missouri 65801

417.861.7345

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