Department of Creative Arts Therapies

Music Therapy Program

Anthony DiGiacomo, M.A., M.T.A., C.C.C., Music Therapy Graduate '01

Anthony DiGiacomo

What is your current professional role?

I am a music therapist at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. I also act as the CAMH music therapy internship supervisor. CAMH is one of the largest mental health and addictions education, research, and treatment facilities in North America. CAMH is also a collaborating partner with the Pan American Health Organization and the World Health Organization.

Why did you choose the Hahnemann Creative Arts in Therapy program at Drexel University?

The Hahnemann Creative Arts in Therapy program appealed to me because of its setting within allied health. The proximity to and availability of other health professionals and information helped in giving structure to the role music therapy and the other creative arts therapies can play in this milieu.

What is the best thing about your job?

The best thing about my job is working with interesting and engaging clients every day. The second best thing about my job is being able to play music and engage in creative experiences every day

What was the best part of the program?

The best part of the program is the staff. The professors represent a breadth of different experiences and a wide knowledge base. They are always very helpful and continue to provide advice and support even years after graduation.

What did Drexel University contribute to your career?

The best thing Drexel University and the Hahnemann Creative Arts in Therapy program did for my career was to provide a great deal of clinical experience before I even began my professional career. Already having had these clinical experiences, in combination with a vast amount of supervision and support, put me far ahead of other new graduates in terms of practical expertise.