Dr. Lynn Gumert
Dr. Lynn Gumert (DM, MA, MT-BC), music therapist, composer/arranger, educator, performer, and conductor, has been a board-certified music therapist since January 2019 and has been teaching in the Music Therapy program at Rowan University since September 2019. As a music therapist they have worked with children, adolescents, and adults in medical and psychiatric settings; with older individuals experiencing the effects of dementia; and with children with developmental delays. They have served as Site Supervisor and Clinical Supervisor for music therapy practicum students through Rowan University, Montclair State University, Temple University, and Immaculata University. They have also taught adaptive piano and voice lessons for children and adults. They are currently Vice President of the New Jersey Association for Music Therapy (NJAMT) and serve as an MidAtlantic Region Assembly (MARAMTA) Delegate to the American Music Therapy Association (AMTA).
As a composer and educator, they have taught courses in Gender and Popular Culture, Music Theory, Popular Music, Music Technology, World Music, Women in Music, and Composition at Montclair State University, Rider University, Rutgers University, Indiana University, and Gettysburg College. Their compositions have been performed in the U.S., South America, and Europe, including performances by the Contemporary Music Forum in Washington, D.C., the Festival of Women Composers International, Society of Composers Regional Conferences, the Midwest Composers Symposium in Oberlin, and the Seventh International Alliance of Women in Music Concert. They have received commissions for vocal, choral, early music ensemble, viola da gamba, and guitar compositions. They have also served in various capacities on the Board of the International Alliance for Women in Music (IAWM).
As a community artist, they have developed bilingual programs using music for building self-esteem and enhancing creative expression with groups ranging in age from pre-K to senior citizens and have worked with immigrant and migrant communities in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. They have served on Pennsylvania AIE artist roster panels for the Cultural Alliance of York County and the South Central PaARTners at Millersville University.
As Artistic Director of Zorzal Music Ensemble, they developed and managed multidisciplinary art projects that received funding from Pennsylvania Partners in the Arts and served as Artistic Director for projects funded by the Central PA Consortium. They also presented lecture-recitals on aspects of colonial-period Latin American music at the College Music Society International Conference in Costa Rica and at the Seventh International Festival of Women Composers in Pittsburgh.