Southwestern Oklahoma State University

ChihChen Sophia Lee, PhD, MT-BC

Professor, Director of Music Therapy
Department of Music
Oklahoma Hall 105
(580) 774-3218; Fax: (580) 774-3714

ChihChen Sophia Lee, PhD, MT-BC

Dr. ChihChen Sophia Lee, Music Therapist-Board Certified (MT-BC), is the Director of Music Therapy at Southwestern Oklahoma State University, Weatherford, Oklahoma. Part of her duties have included teaching music therapy core courses, applied piano lessons, and Class Piano (III & IV beginning F14) and Introduction to Music Technology, supervising student music therapists’ clinical experiences, as well as providing music therapy services via the SWOSU Music Therapy Clinic. 

Professionally active at the local, regional, national, and international levels, Dr. Lee has published, co-authored, and presented numerous papers as well as the Continuing Education for Music Therapists (CMTE) courses in peer-reviewed professional journals, books and other professional publications, and conferences in music therapy and expressive arts therapy.  She has also been invited to provide professional consultations, workshops and in-service presentations for healthcare professionals and educators regionally and internationally, including on the Standards of Clinical Practice Committee and Academic Program Approval Committee of American Music Therapy Association (Southwestern Region Representative) and the keynote clinical trainer for projects sponsored by the United Nation International Children Emergency Fund (UNICEF). Currently, Dr. Lee is the President of the Southwestern Region of the American Music Therapy Association.

A graduate of University of Minnesota (Ph.D., M.A.) and Ohio University (B.M.), Dr. Lee’s research interests evolve from Music Therapy Distance Education, human psychophysiological reactions and processes to music stimuli, international/multiculturalism in music therapy, and ethnomusicology.  She also studied piano primarily with Alexander Braginsky, Richard Syracuse, Ming-Hsin Hsu, and Fu-Mei Liu.  Clinically , Dr. Lee has worked in long-term care, hospice care, early intervention, special education, and with rural at risk youth.

Office Hours:Courses:
Tuesdays 9:30 AM & 3:00 PM
Wednesdays 10:00 AM
Fridays 8:00 AM
Virtual office hours via email or by appointments
Course No. Course Title
1172 Introduction to Music Therapy
1223 Music Therapy I: MT in Rehabilitation
2081 Field Studies I
2181 Field Studies II
2222 Recreational Music
3081 Field Studies III
3113 Music Therapy II: MT in Mental Health/Illness
3123 Music Therapy IV: Psychology of Music
3181 MTCompetencies and Professional Ethics
4011 Keyboard Improvisation for Music Therapists
4020 Senior Research Project
4182 Research and Statistics
4213 Music Therapy III: MT in Special Education
4242 4 Music Therapy V
Applied Piano Lessons
4311 Field Studies IV