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Jennifer Denk

Jennifer Denk

Assistant Professor


  • Contact

  • denkj@apsu.edu
  • 931-221-7103
  • Music Mass Comm Bldg Room MMC 318
“Watching my students make connections as they learn new material is incredibly rewarding. Our small class sizes allow me to discover and unlock the strengths and gifts my students possess, and we work to maximize those gifts while training them for a career in the field of music therapy.” -Jennifer Denk, Music Department

Master of Music in Music Therapy, University of Miami

Bachelor of Music in Music Therapy, University of Miami

Professor Denk is a board-certified music therapist and the current Assistant Professor and Coordinator of Music Therapy in the Department of Music at Austin Peay State University. Prior to entering academia, Denk spent 10 years providing clinical music therapy services in Iowa, Texas, and Florida. She has extensive experience with a variety of populations across the lifespan including hospitalized infants, children with special needs, adults receiving psychiatric services, adult oncology patients, and elderly adults receiving hospice care. Denk earned both her bachelorâ??s and masterâ??s in music therapy from the Frost School of Music at the University of Miami. Her thesis research investigated the impact of a music therapy support group on perceived stress, anxiety, and depression in long-term caregivers.

Use of music to address the needs of long-term caregivers.