ChihChen Sophia Lee, PhD, MT-BC
Professor, Director of Music Therapy
Department of Music
Oklahoma Hall 105
(580) 774-3218; Fax: (580) 774-3714
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, Class Piano (I & II) 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 a training project sponsored by the United Nation International Children Emergency Fund (UNICEF). Currently, Dr. Lee is the President Elect of the Southwestern Region of the American Music Therapy Association and serves on the Academic Program Approval Committee of American Music Therapy Association (Southwestern Region Representative).
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.