Brent Beeson

Assistant Professor
BS-Music Therapy, Radford University; MM-Music Therapy, Radford University
Year Appointed
Courses - Fall
  • Introduction to Music Therapy
  • Functional Music Skills for MT I
  • Functional Music Skills for MT III
  • Music Therapy Foundations III
  • Clinical Guitar for Music Therapists
  • Clinical Fieldwork I
  • Clinical Fieldwork III
  • Music Therapy Internship
  • PIO201 - Who Are You?
Courses - Spring
  • Psychology of Music
  • Clinical Fieldwork II
  • Clinical Fieldwork IV
  • Music Therapy Foundations II
  • Music Therapy Theories
  • Music Therapy Research
  • PIO201 - Who Are You?


A native of Parkersburg, West Virginia, Brent Beeson, MS, MT-BC, has enjoyed being back home as he helps to grow and share the future of music therapy in the region. In addition to his teaching at Marietta College, Beeson provides music therapy in the community, specializing in the Bonny Method of Guided Imagery and Music, as well as Dynamic Music and Sandwork. His clinical and research interests often focus on treating the effects of chronic developmental trauma. Before coming to Marietta College, he was on the clinical teaching staff at Virginia Tech Adult Day Services in the Human Development Department at Virginia Tech.

He became the Director of Music Therapy in 2022.

His advanced clinical training includes Advanced Associate in the Bonny Method of Guided Imagery and Music in the Association of Music and Imagery ( Professor Beeson has experience teaching: Music Therapy Theories; Music Therapy in the Promotion of Mental Health; Music Therapy in Medical Settings, Music Therapy Research Methods and Guitar Skills for Music Therapists.