Ann Fienup, MT-BC

Ann Fienup, MT-BC

MUSIC THERAPY

Originally from Iowa, Ann graduated from the University of Iowa, earning her Master’s/Equivalency degree in music therapy. Ann came to Iowa after receiving her Bachelor of Music in Instrumental Music Education from the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis. She became board-certified in January of 2020, after completing her internship at Oaknoll Retirement Community, serving older adults across all levels of care, including well older adults, older adults with dementia, those living in the nursing center and assisted living, and those receiving hospice services. Her most recent clinical experiences were with young adults with developmental disabilities, working on transition skills, from high school to young adulthood, and continuing to work at Oaknoll. Some of Ann’s research interests include the beginning of music therapy as a profession in the United States, with a 2019 Midwest Regional Conference Presentation, “Exploring Our Roots: Music Therapy at University Hospital School, Iowa City 1947-1980”. Most recently, she has been researching vocal health for music therapists. Ann enjoys reading, cooking, going to museums, and making music with her boyfriend, who is the other half of their voice and harp chamber ensemble, The Ambitus Duo.