SLU Cancer Center Music Therapist Bios

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Crystal Weaver, CRC, MT-BC

Senior Music Therapist

Crystal Weaver is a Board Certified Music Therapist and a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor.  She graduated cum laude with a Bachelor’s in Music Therapy in 2004 and graduated with a Master’s in Rehabilitation Counseling in 2010 from Maryville University in St. Louis, Missouri.  During her time at Maryville University, Crystal Weaver was presented with the Leadership in Music Therapy Award from the Music Therapy Program and the Faculty Award for Excellence from the Rehabilitation Counseling Program.  From 2009 to 2010, Crystal Weaver was the graduate assistant for the Rehabilitation Counseling Program.

In 2004, Crystal Weaver completed a National Roster Internship at Hospice of Palm Beach County in West Palm Beach, Florida.  Later that same year, she accepted a full-time music therapy position at BJC Hospice in St. Louis, Missouri. During her time at BJC Hospice, Crystal was a part of the Missouri Baptist Hospital Speaker’s Bureau and was a member of the Quality Assurance Performance Improvement Committee.  In 2010, Crystal was named Employee of the Year at BJC Hospice.

In 2011, Crystal Weaver accepted a music therapy position at the St. Louis University Cancer Center. This position focuses on conducting music therapy based research studies and providing music therapy services to patients diagnosed with cancer.  Crystal is also responsible for fostering community partnerships with the St. Louis Symphony and the St. Louis University School of Fine and Performing Arts.

In addition to her responsibilities at the St. Louis University Cancer Center, Crystal Weaver is a site supervisor for music therapy internship students and is an adjunct faculty member at Maryville University and the St. Louis University School of Fine and Performing Arts.

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Andrew Dwiggins, MT-BC

Music Therapist

Andrew Dwiggins is a Board Certified Music Therapist at the St. Louis University Cancer Center. He graduated from Maryville University in St. Louis, Missouri with a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Therapy in July 2013. After completing a music therapy internship, Andrew was hired as a full-time music therapist at the St. Louis University Cancer Center. At the St. Louis University Cancer Center, Andrew Dwiggins is responsible for: conducting music therapy sessions and assisting Crystal Weaver with music therapy research studies.

Before pursuing a career in music therapy, Andrew Dwiggins was a professional musician. His band, Greenwheel, was signed to Island Records from 2000-2006.  Andrew composed the song Breathe which was recorded by Melissa Etheridge for her 2004 album entitled Lucky. In 2005, Melissa Etheridge received a Grammy nomination for the song composed by Andrew Dwiggins in the category of Best Rock Solo Vocal Performance.

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To learn more about the St. Louis University Cancer Center’s Music Therapy Program contact:

Crystal Weaver, CRC, MT-BC

Senior Music Therapist

St. Louis University Cancer Center

3655 Vista Ave.

St. Louis, MO 63110

314-268-7048

cweave13@slu.edu

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