Dr. Robert Gross received his Master of Arts in Music Therapy from Texas Woman’s University and also holds a doctorate in music composition from University of Southern California. His music therapy experiences have included children in speech-language pathology, children and young adults with developmental disabilities, adults with intellectual disabilities, adults in mental health and older adults in memory care. He is also an active researcher and has published two peer-reviewed articles about music therapy in Qualitative Inquiries in Music Therapy and in Voices: A World Forum For Music Therapy. He is a passionate advocate for disabled people, and his Masters thesis was on the topic of music therapy within the social model of disability. He is originally from Buchanan, Michigan, lives with his wife and teenage son, and cheers for the Chicago Cubs.