Tony Pederson, CM-Th
Teaching Faculty | Glenview, IL
Tony Pederson is a Certified Music-Thanatologist who has been working with the dying since 1993, and with JourneyCare Hospice in the Chicago area since 2003. He studied Psychology, Philosophy, and Religion, and received his BA from Northeastern Illinois University. In a previous life, he spent 6 years on an Alzheimer’s/ dementia care unit as a Certified Nursing Assistant. It was there that he first encountered music at the bedside of those in the terminal phase of their illness. He has been the subject of numerous articles and publications, and is a past President of the Music-Thanatology Association International (MTAI).