DepartmentConservatory of Music
Biola AffiliationsFaculty
Office LocationCrowell, 105



  • Ph.D. Individual Interdisciplinary Program, Music Therapy Pedagogy and Supervision, Ohio University
  • M.A. Creative Arts Therapies, Music Therapy, Concordia University
  • B.M. Music Therapy & Violin Performance, University of the Pacific


Raquel Ravaglioli, PhD, MT-BC is the Director of Music Therapy and Associate Professor at Biola University. She received her B.M. in violin performance and music therapy and M.A. in Creative Arts Therapies with an emphasis in Music Therapy. Her Doctoral studies in the Individual Interdisciplinary Program at Ohio University combined Higher Education and Counselor Education to focus on the pedagogy of music therapy, and resulted in a qualitative case study titled “Appreciate Practices in Music Therapy Education.” Ravaglioli established her business in 2015, Raquel Christine Music, which incorporates music instruction, music therapy, and music performance. She has provided music therapy services internationally, continues to perform violin in professional orchestras and is actively involved in the greater Los Angeles community. Recent and current chamber and orchestra performances private contracting and the Stockton Symphony. Other music therapy training include NICU-MT, NMT and GIM level I.


  1. American Music Therapy Association

  2. Board Certification for Music Therapists

  3. American String Teachers Association

  4. National Association for Music Educators

  5. Neurologic Music Therapy

  6. Neonatal Intensive Care Unit-Music Therapist

  7. Bonny Method of Guided Imagery Through Music, Level I


  1. Presenter at Western Region Music Therapy Association, “Appreciative Practices in Music Therapy Supervision”

  2. Presenter at International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry, “Intersectionality through a Privileged Lens”

  3. Presenter at International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry, “Psychoeducation of Music Therapy: Importance of Advocacy Skills for Students”

  4. Poster Presentation at International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry, “Music Therapists Perspectives on how their Self-Awareness Impacts sessions with Adolescents”

  5. Presenter at Association of Ohio Music Therapists, “Performer or Clinician? The Importance of Boundaries in Music Therapy”

  6. Presenter at International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry: “Invisible no more: Utilizing music therapy to cope with chronic illness”

  7. Presenter at International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry: “#EndTheStigma: Resisting the silence of mental illness through music therapy”

  8. CMTE Presenter at AMTA, Great Lakes regional conference, “Song Writing: Techniques and Implications for the Medical Setting

  9. Presenter at ASTA National Conference, “Bridging the Gap: Utilizing Music Therapy Techniques in Teaching Strings

  10. Poster Presentation at AMTA National Conference, “Music Therapists Perspectives on how their Self-Awareness Impacts sessions with Adolescents”

  11. Presenter at AMTA National Conference, “Song-Writing for Adolescents in the Medical Setting”


  1. MUSC 105 Foundations and Principles of Music Therapy

  2. MUSC 218 Music Therapy Methods and Techniques

  3. MUSC 375 Music Therapy Practicum

  4. MUSC 377 Music Therapy Group Lab

  5. MUSC 378 Music Therapy with Children

  6. MUSC 460 Music Therapy with Adults

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