Chelsea Stith completed the combined Equivalency and Master of Music Therapy program in May of 2015. She completed her music therapy internship at Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics in Kansas City, Missouri in December of 2013. Her thesis explored psychophysiological responses to different elements of music for her thesis. During her time at Appalachian, Chelsea served as the district music therapist for Caldwell County Schools and worked as an arts critic for CVNC writing reviews of local music, dance, and theater performances. Before coming to Appalachian, Chelsea received her BM in piano performance and BA in composition from Meredith College in Raleigh, NC. Chelsea loved the hands-on approach of the curriculum and the personal nature of the HSoM at Appalachian. She enjoys cooking, hiking, hunting for barn quilts, and voraciously reading anything she can get hands on.