Joseph Pinson, MA, MT-BC, is an Assistant Clinical Professor at Texas Woman's University where he teaches courses on music therapy. He also provides music therapy services to older people in local facilities on a regular basis. He has degrees in music from Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas, and American University, Washington, District of Columbia. He is a published composer and he is the founding director of the Denton Bell Band, a community-based group whose members are adults with developmental disabilities. He has served as President of the Southwestern Region of the American Music Therapy Association. In 2009 he received the Community Arts Recognition Award in Arts Education by the Greater Denton Arts Council. He resides in Denton, Texas.