articles / awards

Publications, grants, awards, board memberships.

ARTICLE - Summa-Chadwick, M. (2017). Music as an Alternative to Opioids: Pain Management Stretches to New Paradigms. Exceptional Parent Magazine, August 2017, 48-50.
pdf - music as an alternative to opioids: pain management stretches to new paradigms

GRANT - Tennessee Arts Commission, Arts Build Communities (via ArtsBuild of Chattanooga) - Funding to continue the concert series to disseminate information on how the arts can help improve neural networks. Chamber Music for Body and Soul V is a collaborative project with the UTC Department of Performing Arts, the UT College of Medicine Chattanooga, and the Erlanger Neuroscience Institute to bring information about music and the brain to the arts audience and medical staff, and to advocate for the cause of music in therapy - 2017.

AWARD - Hartt School of Music (The University of Hartford) 2017 Alumni of the year - May 2017.

AWARD - First Place, CoLab of Chattanooga's "Will This Float" contest. "Automating biomedical music protocols to software" - December 2016.

ARTICLE - Summa-Chadwick, M. (2016). "Synesthesia, PTSD, and Chamber Music: A Concert to Celebrate the Benefits of Music for Therapy" Online blog at DifferentBrains.com - November 2016.
"Synesthesia, PTSD, and Chamber Music: A Concert to Celebrate the Benefits of Music for Therapy"

ARTICLE - Summa-Chadwick, M. (2016). "The Benefits of Music for Therapy and the Neurodiverse" Online blog at DifferentBrains.com - August 2016.
"The benefits of music for therapy and the neurodiverse"

GRANT - Tennessee Arts Commission, Arts Build Communities (via ArtsBuild of Chattanooga) - Funding to continue the concert series to disseminate information on how the arts can help improve neural networks. Dance of the Neural Tango project will include concerts, workshops, and lectures and working with local medical facilities to place musicians in to play in the public areas to advocate for the cause of music in therapy – 2016.

ARTICLE - Summa-Chadwick, M. (2016). "The Neural Tango Plays On" Online blog at DifferentBrains.com - June 2016.
"The Neural Tango Plays On"

GRANT - University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, Collaborative Research Initiative for Sponsored Programs (CRISP) - Funding in partnership with UTC Department of Physical Therapy to determine if Rhythmic Auditory Stimulation (RAS) will assist persons who have early stage cancer who are more likely to have Exercise Deficiency Disorder (EDD) – April, 2016.

ARTICLE - Summa-Chadwick, M. (2015). "Dance of the Neural Tango" Educational Events in Tennessee. Exceptional Parent Magazine, October 2015, 5.
pdf - "Dance of the Neural Tango" Educational Events in Tennessee

GRANT - Tennessee Arts Commission, Arts Build Communities (via ArtsBuild of Chattanooga) - Funding to continue the concert series to disseminate information on how the arts can help improve neural networks. Dance of the Neural Tango project will include concerts, workshops, and lectures to advocate for the cause of music in therapy – 2015.

ARTICLE - Summa-Chadwick, M.,Weiser, S. (2015). The Power of Therapeutic Music Through the Eyes of Compositional Legends. Exceptional Parent Magazine, March 2015, 46-48.
pdf - Power of therapeutic Music through the eyes of compositional legends

GRANT - Tennessee Arts Commission, Arts Build Communities (via ArtsBuild of Chattanooga) - Funding to continue the Concert Music N.O.T.E.S (Neural Optimization Through Essential Styles) project to disseminate information on how the arts can help improve neural networks – 2014.

GRANT - Tennessee Arts Commission, Arts Build Communities (via ArtsBuild of Chattanooga) - Funding to initiate the Concert Music N.O.T.E.S project to disseminate information on how the arts can help improve neural networks – 2013.

GRANT - The UnFoundation of Chattanooga - Funding to initiate the Concert Music N.O.T.E.S project to help disseminate information on how the arts can help improve neural networks – 2013.

BOARD MEMBERSHIP - Member of Board, Jan Pennington Gray Harp Scholarship – 2011-present.

ARTICLE - Summa-Chadwick, M. (2009). The Power of Music. Exceptional Parent Magazine, July 2009, 70-74.
pdf - Power of Music

AWARD - Heartspring Award for Innovation and Creativity in Special Education - Honorable Mention – 2009.

PUBLICATION - Summa-Chadwick, M. (2008). Music – A Gateway to Reaching Developmental Processes of Children with Special Needs. ProQuest Dissertations, Ann Arbor, MI
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AWARD - Nomination to Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society for outstanding academic achievement – 2007.

GRANT - Community Foundation of Greater Chattanooga in partnership with Orange Grove Center - Training local therapeutic professionals at Orange Grove in the utilization of biomedical music techniques – 2007.

ARTICLE - Summa-Chadwick, M. (2006). MTGIC in Chattanooga. Exceptional Parent Magazine, February 2006, 70-71.
pdf - Organizational Spotlight

BOARD MEMBERSHIP - Member of Board, American Association of Multi-Sensory Environments – 2006-present.

GRANT - CVS Cares - Initiate software specification design to automate biomedical music techniques – 2006.

GRANT - Community Foundation of Greater Chattanooga in partnership with the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga - Biomedical music lab creation on the UTC campus – 2005.

ARTICLE - Harris, B., Summa-Chadwick, M. (2005). A Computerized System for Neurologic Music Therapy. Journal of Computing Sciences in Colleges, volume 21 issue 2.
pdf - Computing Sciences in Colleges

AWARD - Women of Distinction Award - Tennessee Valley Board of Directors awards outstanding women in the TVA workforce for community involvement utilizing musical arts – 1998.

AWARD - George B. Westinghouse Award of Excellence for outstanding leadership in the workforce – 1991.