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Jennifer Pinson, MT-BC
Owner of Dynamic Music Services, Inc.

Jennifer has been a MT-BC since 2011, after completing her BS degree in Music Therapy and Psychology at Saint-Mary-of-the-Woods College. Prior to completing her music therapy degree, she completed a BS in Music in 2008 from Indiana State University. Upon completing her degree in music therapy, she began working with individuals with special needs on the Medicaid Waiver in Bloomington, IN. She has since serviced many clients and families on the waiver in Bloomington, Indianapolis, and the surrounding areas. In addition to serving families on the Medicaid Waiver, Jennifer provides services in Eldercare, ABA, and more.

Jennifer is currently serving as Past President of the Association for Indiana Music Therapy. She is actively involved in the state and region, and is an active member in the national level of the American Music Therapy Association (AMTA). Jennifer also offers presentations about music therapy and entrepreneur training.

Sammi Acconcio, MT-BC
Sales Manager

Sammi was born in East Longmeadow, Massachusetts and grew up in Kingsland, Georgia. Sammi’s love for music was obvious to her family and friends at an early age. She began her musical journey in the sixth grade by learning to play the trumpet. She further honed these skills by performing in her high school marching band. She was also heavily involved in musical theater and chorus throughout high school.

As a high school senior, Sammi learned about Music Therapy and felt that’s what her life calling was to be. The following year, she enrolled in the Music Therapy program at Georgia College & State University. While attending college, Sammi received extensive classical voice instruction. She was an active participant in the prestigious Max Noah Singers as well as the Georgia College University Chorus. In 2018, The Max Noah Singers were invited to perform at Carnegie Hall in New York City to a capacity crowd. Sammi is also a member of the music fraternity Sigma Alpha Iota. She served as chapter president during her senior year of college.

In the summer between her junior and senior year of college, Sammi participated in a study abroad program. She travelled to Heidelberg, Germany, where she learned how different cultures approach music therapy and the outcomes. After finishing her academic coursework, Sammi served as an intern at Dynamic Music Therapy from June – December 2019. She graduated from Georgia College & State University in December of 2019 with a Bachelor’s in Music Therapy.

Sammi joined the Dynamic Music Therapy team as a board-certified Music Therapist in March of 2020. Sammi’s primary passion is continued development of her vocal talents as well as helping others to realize their own potential. She strives to always make a positive difference in the lives of her clients and everyone she meets. Sammi is overjoyed to be on the Dynamic team and to begin her journey as a credentialed Music Therapist.

Kieryn Bowman, MT-BC

Kieryn was born and raised in Indianapolis, Indiana. Kieryn first found her love for music at the age of 8 when she began to learn the viola and violin. Kieryn continued her education with these instruments through her schools’ music programs as well as with private lessons from musicians of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra. Throughout high school Kieryn participated in many orchestral ensembles including Honor Orchestra of America, the Metropolitan Youth Orchestra, and the All-State Orchestra. Kieryn next attended Butler University and earned a bachelor’s degree in Viola Performance. While attending college Kieryn sat as principal in the Butler Symphony Orchestra as well as performed in numerous chamber groups and with the Butler Ballet Department.

It was also during her time at Butler University that Kieryn first heard of music therapy. Soon after discovering the field, Kieryn’s passion quickly grew, and she knew that she wanted to pursue a career in music therapy. Next, Kieryn began her journey towards becoming a board-certified music therapist and earned her Music Therapy Equivalency certificate at Saint Mary of the Woods College in July 2022. Kieryn served as an intern with Dynamic Music Services from January 2022 – July 2022 and earned her board certification in July 2022. Kieryn joined the Dynamic Music Services team in August 2022. Kieryn continues to have a passion for viola/violin and enjoys utilizing orchestral string instruments within music therapy. Kieryn also continues to discover new passions including working with diverse populations and creating safe musical spaces for those who need it.

Janelle Davis, MT-BC

Janelle was born and raised in Bloomington-Normal, Illinois. Her passion for music began at age six, being involved in piano lessons, church choir, and then later, flute and piccolo. During high school, Janelle had a particular interest in psychology and counseling, and was introduced to the profession of music therapy from her flute teacher. She knew then that music therapy would be the most perfect career choice for her, because it joined her two greatest passions in life: music and psychology.

Janelle graduated from Western Illinois University in July 2017 with a Bachelor of Music in Music Therapy and a minor in Psychology. While attending WIU, Janelle was involved in marching band, Symphony Orchestra, Wind Ensemble, Music Therapy Association, and the International Women’s Music Fraternity, Sigma Alpha Iota. Janelle then went on to complete her music therapy internship at Opportunities for Positive Growth in Fishers, Indiana, where she worked with individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities on the Indiana Medicaid Waiver. With just over two years of experience in the field of music therapy, Janelle is thrilled to be joining the wonderful team of therapists at Dynamic Music Services!

Lauren Ebersold

Lauren is from the small town of Shelbyville, IN, where she grew up and lived for most of her life. Lauren went to Southwestern (Shelby) Schools, where she developed her musical skills. There, she was encouraged by amazing music educators to play the clarinet and participate in choir. Lauren’s passion for people, service, and music collided when she chose to major in Music Therapy at the University of Indianapolis.

Upon the completion of her bachelor’s degree in Music Therapy, Lauren fulfilled all internship requirements at Dynamic Music Services. Lauren was happy to be able to continue facilitating sessions at Dynamic Music Services alongside the wonderful team that serves many counties around Indianapolis.

Katie Horn, MT-BC

Katie was born and raised in Fort Wayne, Indiana. She began her musical journey at the age of three when she joined her church’s “Precious Moments” choir. Katie was involved in multiple vocal and instrumental ensembles in middle and high school, participated in a variety of musicals, and began formal voice lessons in her senior year of high school.

Katie was introduced to music therapy as a freshman in high school, when a local university student delivered a presentation about music therapy during Katie’s chamber ensemble course. She planned to go to medical school throughout her early life and continued to hold onto this plan until senior year, when she took an extracurricular music therapy course and was inspired to continue her life with music. Katie went on to study music therapy at Purdue University Fort Wayne. While studying, she was involved in the University Singers and once had the opportunity to sing on stage during Hugh Jackman’s US tour. She graduated Magna Cum Laude with a B.S. in music therapy in the fall of 2021, then completed her clinical internship between Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital and Dynamic Music Services from April to October of 2021.

Katie has worked with a variety of populations throughout her school experiences and internships, and feels a draw to the relationships formed in music therapy more than to any specific clientele population. Outside of work, she is also passionate about cooking, baking, and her ever-growing collection of houseplants. Katie is excited to be able to continue working with the amazing team of therapists at Dynamic Music Services as she begins her journey as a board certified music therapist!

Anthony Switala, MM, MT-BC

Anthony is from Upstate New York and began studying music at the age of ten when he joined his elementary school band playing the clarinet. From there, Anthony fell in love with music and began to learn the woodwind and orchestral stringed instruments all throughout middle and high school. Anthony started his work with Dynamic Music Services in the Summer of 2021 after completing his Master of Music in music therapy at SUNY Fredonia that same year and graduated at the top of his class. Before graduate school, Anthony studied at Georgia College and State University and completed his internship at the Raukatauri Music Therapy Centre in Auckland, New Zealand. During his internship, Anthony had the pleasure of working with registered music therapists primarily in school settings across the Auckland city centre.

Anthony follows a humanistic philosophy in his music therapy practice, emphasizing that all clients have free will, and works towards his clients’ goals with an unconditional positive regard. In addition to this, Anthony believes that all musical instruments can be included in the therapeutic process if they benefit the client, and strongly advocates for the inclusion of orchestral and world instruments in music therapy. He hopes to continue further in academia and eventually pursue his PhD at some point during his career as a music therapist.

Emily Theurer, MT-BC
Music Therapy Clinical Supervisor

Emily is a native of Bismarck, North Dakota. She was involved in auditioned community children’s choirs as well as school music programs growing up and trained in ballet for 17 years. She received her Bachelors of Music in Music Therapy summa cum laude from the University of North Dakota where she worked with a variety of populations, from newborns to older adults. While there she was a member of the Concert Choir, which toured to Havana, Cuba, and co-founded and served as first president of the student organization Autism Speaks U UND.

Emily completed her clinical internship at Children’s Hospital New Orleans, working as a part of the inpatient rehabilitation team. She collaborated with physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech-language pathologists, child life specialists, recreational therapists, physicians, and nurses to work with children and young adults with a variety of needs, including traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, neuromyelitis optica, and medical complications due to non-accidental trauma. She also provided music therapy interventions bedside in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Pediatric ICU, Cardiac ICU, Children’s Medical Unit, Cancer Unit, and Respiratory Unit. Emily is looking forward to providing music therapy services to the Indianapolis area.

Rebecca Winebarger, MT-BC
Internship Director

Rebecca is originally from Corydon, Indiana and grew up in a musical family and developed a passion for music early in life. She fell in love with the piano and flute through her involvement in lessons, as well as high school concert, marching, and jazz bands. Rebecca’s music therapy journey began when she observed a music therapist in a school setting her senior year of high school. She went on to earn a Bachelor of Music in Music Therapy from the University of Evansville.

Rebecca completed her internship with Music Therapy of the Bluegrass in Lexington, Kentucky working within the Fayette County Schools on student IEP goals and objectives (Grades K-12). Rebecca excited to join the Dynamic Music Services, Inc. team and provide music therapy services to those in and around the Indianapolis area.