Distinction awarded for Masters in Psychology of Music

Graduate Music Assistant, Sarah Morgan has successfully completed her Masters in the ‘Applied Psychology of Music’ and was awarded a Distinction by the University of Leeds.

Combining her joint passions of music and psychology, her Masters’ dissertation focused on the use of music therapy for people with neurological disorders such as Parkinson’s disease.

Having started learning to play the trumpet when she was just nine years old, Sarah has played in chamber and wind orchestras and sung in choirs throughout her years at school and university and is a keen brass band player.

Sarah said, “When the time came to decide what to study at university, I was torn between psychology and music but chose to read Psychology at York and continue with my musical interests alongside my studies. The decision paid off when I was offered the opportunity to do my Masters in the psychology of music. It is a fascinating topic and I thoroughly enjoyed my Masters course and was delighted to be awarded a Distinction.”

Sarah joined Downe House in September 2018 as a Graduate Music Assistant and teaches music theory, mentors Music Scholars and oversees the Lower School premium practise sessions.

Posted: 3rd Jan 2019

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