School of Music

Laurie Keough


Prior to joining the Nazareth College faculty, Laurie Keough spent 19 years working as a Board-Certified Music Therapist in the Rochester area. She has spent a number of years specializing in the application of music therapy in special education, particularly in the areas of multiple/physical disabilities, autism, and behavioral challenges. She also has experience in general medical, psychiatric, traumatic brain injury, and gerontology settings.

In addition to her clinical work, Ms. Keough also  supervised music therapy students from Nazareth College for 18 years, and was the Music Therapy Internship Director at the Mary Cariola Children's Center in Rochester, New York. Her current areas of clinical interest and research include music therapy with individuals with Alzheimer's disease and neurological impairment. 

Ms. Keough is a regular presenter at conferences for the American Music Therapy Association as well as as conference of other related associations and agencies. She has also published on her work in Music Therapy Perspectives.

School of Music Responsibilities

  • Music Therapy Program Director
  • Supervisor of Clinical Services


  • Nazareth College, MS.Ed
  • Nazareth College, BS