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Eric G. Waldon, Ph.D., MT-BC

Associate Professor of Music Therapy


Phone: 209.946.2419
Website: BM Music Therapy
Website: American Music Therapy Association

Office Hours

By Appointment. Please schedule by calling (209-946-2419) or emailing ( directly.


B.M., Western Michigan University

M.A., Ph.D., University of the Pacific

Curriculum Vitae 

Eric G. Waldon, Ph.D., MT-BC is an associate professor of music therapy. He received his B.M. in music therapy from Western Michigan University and completed his internship at University Hospitals of Cleveland (OH). He began his graduate studies at University of the Pacific, completing two M.A. degrees: the first in music therapy and a second 2nd in educational and counseling psychology. Dr. Waldon started a music therapy private practice/consulting firm in the Stockton area and began working for San Joaquin County Mental Health. Soon afterwards, he returned to University of the Pacific where he completed his Ph.D. in educational psychology.

In addition to board certification as a music therapist, Dr. Waldon holds a credential as a school psychologist as well as a license as a psychologist in the state of California and has worked for Kaiser Permanente in that capacity since 2006. His research interests include studying the use of music therapy in medical settings, music therapy assessment and measurement, and research utilization in the music therapy profession. He has published articles in Journal of Music Therapy, Music Therapy Perspectives, and The Arts in Psychotherapy and serves on the editorial board of Journal of Music Therapy. He has authored book chapters in both psychology and music therapy and co-authored a training manual for music therapists working in pediatric medicine. He is the Western Region representative on the American Music Therapy Association's (AMTA) research committee, represents the region as a delegate on AMTA's Assembly, and has been invited nationally and internationally as a speaker on topics ranging from music in special education settings to the use of music therapy in medical settings.

Dr. Waldon teaches both graduate and undergraduate courses on the Stockton and San Francisco campuses.