The Center for Biomedical Research in Music (CBRM) consists of three divisions:


I. The ‘Robert F. Unkefer’ Academy of Neurologic Music Therapy

The Academy offers Neurologic Music Therapy Training Institutes to music therapists and other disciplines. Upon completion of the training, attendees become Members of the Academy.  Advanced Training is also offered, after which the Member can receive the designation of Fellow.


II. Neuroscience Research Laboratories

These research laboratories are designed to study:                                              

Ø  Auditory motor and cognitive neuroscience;                                     

Ø  Neurologic rehabilitation;                                                     

Ø  Rhythm perception, rhythm production, and rhythmic synchronization; and     

Ø  Neuroscience of music and scientific foundations of music therapy.      

*The Center has also sponsored research in performing arts medicine for musicians*


III. Neurologic Music Therapy Clinics

Community outreach groups are run for a variety of populations ranging from individual to group therapy experiences.



The Center is affiliated with the Music Therapy Division (Department of Music, Theatre, and Dance) within the College of Liberal Arts; the Molecular, Cellular and Integrative Neuroscience Program; the Department of Electrical Engineering and the Biomedical Engineering Program; and Poudre Valley Hospital.


*Requesting Research Subjects*


The Center for Biomedical Research in Music at Colorado State University is looking for research subjects to participate in a study with people who have Parkinson’s Disease and have a history of falling.   The participants will be set up on a walking and exercise program with instruction provided by a Physical Therapist and Neurological Music Therapist.  The purpose is to determine if this type of program will assist in decreasing the number of falls in people with Parkinson’s Disease.


To qualify to enter the study, we are looking for people with Parkinson’s Disease and who have fallen at least 2 times in the last 6 months.  You will also need to be able to walk independently with or without an assistive device (cane or walker) for at least 5 minutes on level surfaces.


Please call Ruth Rice, Physical Therapist at 214-3352 if you are interested in participating in this study.



Search CBRM links…

*CBRM Faculty and Staff

*List of Conference Presentations

*Community Outreach

*Basic and Clinical Research References

*List of Publications

*Educational Resources


*Research Description

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