Christopher Gold


Christopher Gold joined the Nazareth College faculty in 2007 and has taught courses in both the undergraduate and graduate music therapy programs. In addition to teaching, Mr. Gold is currently the Music Therapy Department Chairperson at Monroe 2 BOCES, where he has been practicing as a music therapist since 2000. Mr. Gold specializes in working with developmentally disabled populations in the public school setting. Mr. Gold has also worked with adult and child psychiatric and geriatric populations. Throughout his time at Nazareth, Mr. Gold has supervised both graduate and undergraduate music therapy students during their practicum and internship experiences.

Mr. Gold is a frequent presenter at the American Music Therapy National and Mid-Atlantic Regional conferences. He co-authored a music therapy assessment manual, The Music Therapy Special Education Assessment Scale or MT-SEAS, which is used in conjunction with the SEMTAP (Special Education Music Therapy Assessment Process) throughout the country.

A pianist, guitarist, and singer, Mr. Gold completed his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Rochester. Mr. Gold obtained his Master of Arts degree in music therapy from Drexel University in Philadelphia, where he was elected to the Alpha Eta Society, an organization devoted to scholarship in the allied health professions.

School of Music Responsibilities

  • Music Therapy: Clinical Improvisation
  • Instrumental Methods and Repertoire for Music Therapists


  • Drexel University, M.A.
  • University of Rochester, B.A., cum Laude