Arthur Harvey, D.M.A.

Dr. Arthur Harvey has a 50 year background in music education, church music and music for health care. He has been a music professor at several universities including the University of Hawaii from which he (semi-) retired in 2006 after a sixteen year affiliation. He continues to teach online courses for both UHM and KCC. His Music As Therapy online course, offered through KCC, is a strong draw for music students and nursing students. He is known world-wide for his work in both educational and therapeutic applications of music, having provided training in 24 countries, as well as through his publications, recordings, performances and research as a neuromusicologist. In addition Dr. Harvey created and teaches a special online course for New York Open Center’s Sound and Music Institute Facilitator Training Program. Dr. Harvey continues to be active as a musician in Florida, where he retired, playing trombone in several bands, serving as organist at a church, and directing the Happy Notes chorus. He continues to travel and provide training programs and workshops in Hawaii and other states. In September 2010 he was honored by Sounding Joy Music Therapy Inc. for his pioneering work in Hawaii related to music therapy. He was featured as one of the Wellness Forum speakers for Four Seasons Resort Spa in Maui in Fall 2010.