Dr. Hayoung A. Lim, Ph. D., MT-BC, NMT FellowDr. Hayoung A. Lim, Ph. D., LPMT-BC


Director of Music Therapy Clinic/Professor of Music Therapy
College of Arts and Cultural Studies
Oral Roberts University
7777 S Lewis Ave; Tulsa, OK 74171
Office: 918-495-7505
Email: hlim@oru.edu

Dr. Hayoung Lim is the Director of the Music Therapy Program and Clinic at ORU. Prior to her current appointment, Dr. Lim worked as director of graduate studies in music therapy at Sam Houston State University in Texas for 6 years (2008-2014). Dr. Lim has clinical experience with all major clinical populations. Examples include work in neurologic rehabilitation, geriatrics, psychiatric and forensic psychiatrics, special education and developmental disabilities, neonatal and pediatric medicine, intensive care, hospice, and medical settings.

Dr. Lim is an active researcher with specialized training in the Rational Scientific Mediating Model for research in music therapy. She has books and articles published by major research journals in the music therapy field. She is an internationally acclaimed scholar in music therapy. She has been active throughout her clinical and teaching endeavors in promoting and educating the community regarding the benefits of music therapy. Dr. Lim’s research focuses on the effect of music on children with Autism Spectrum Disorders, and the effect of musical experiences on cognition, speech/language and physical rehabilitation. A number of her manuscripts have been published in peer-reviewed journals, including Journal of Music Therapy and Music Therapy Perspectives. In 2011, Dr. Lim’s book titled “Developmental Speech-language Training through Music for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders” was published by Jessica Kingsley Publisher, London, UK. She also published a book chapter “Communication and Language Development: Implications for Music Therapy and Autism Spectrum Disorders” in Early Childhood Music Therapy and Autism Spectrum Disorders (Kern & Humpal Eds., 2012). Dr. Lim has won two Sam Houston State University faculty research grant awards and numerously presented her original research in national and international conferences and workshops. In March, 2014, Dr. Lim was invited as a keynote speaker to International Conference on Developmental Disability at the University of Calcutta, India.

Dr. Hayoung Lim is a board-certified and current member of the American Music Therapy Association (AMTA). She earned her bachelor’s degree in Cello Performance from the Catholic University of Korea, and master’s degree in both Cello Performance and Music Therapy from the Illinois State University. In 2007, she received her Ph.D. degree in music education with an emphasis on music therapy from the University of Miami. Her dissertation title was “The Effect of Developmental Speech-Language Training through Music in Speech Production in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders.” She completed her music therapy internship at Lutheran General Hospital, Park Ridge, IL, and worked as a full time music therapist at the Cleveland Music School Settlement. Dr. Lim also worked as the music therapy director at Children’s Health & Education Management, Miami, FL and specialized in music therapy for children with Autism Spectrum Disorders. In addition, Dr. Lim has worked as a concert cellist, performing numerous solo recitals and participating in internationally-recognized orchestras in Seoul, Korea and the U.S.

 Alejandra Arevalo, LPMT-BC, MTA, NMT-FAlejandra Arevalo


Clinic Coordinator/Internship Director
Music Therapy Clinic @ Cityplex Towers #124
2448 E. 81st St; Tulsa, OK; 74137 Office: 918-493-8040
Email: alearevalo@oru.edu

Alejandra Arevalo is a board-certified music therapist, clinic coordinator of the ORU music therapy clinic, and internship director. She is the first to earn a Bachelor's degree in Music Therapy at Oral Roberts University. Ms. Arevalo completed her music therapy internship at Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital in Toronto, Canada. She has had clinical experience with a variety of clinical populations including neurologic rehabilitation, pediatric rehabilitation, geriatrics, pediatric and youth psychiatrics, palliative care, special education, and complex and intensive medical care.

Moreover, Ms. Arevalo is a Licensed Professional Music Therapist in the state of Oklahoma, Neurologic Music Therapy Fellow (NMT-F) and certified as a Canadian music therapist (Music Therapist Accredited, MTA). She is a member of the Canadian Association of Music Therapy (CAMT), American Association of Music Therapy (AMTA), and has presented at professional conferences at the regional, national, and international level.  Furthermore, she has undergone graduate level training in counseling and has offered training in music therapy and counseling, clinical improvisation, clinical documentation, multicultural music therapy and faith-based music therapy.  She enjoys using her music therapy expertise internationally and has led a variety of faith-based music programs in India, Guatemala, and Canada at churches, orphanages, and local hospitals.

Samantha NossamanSamantha Nossaman, MMT, LPMT-BC, NMT-F


Music Therapist/Clinical Supervisor
Music Therapy Clinic @ Cityplex Towers #124
2448 E. 81st St; Tulsa, OK; 74137 Office: 918-493-8040
Email: snossaman@oru.edu

Samantha Nossaman is the current clinical training coordinator and supervisor for the music therapy program at Oral Roberts University. Samantha Nossaman received her Bachelor of Arts in Piano with a minor in psychology from the University of Oklahoma. She achieved her Master of Music Therapy from Maryville University.  Samantha Nossaman is currently a Board-Certified Music Therapist (MT-BC), a Licensed Professional Music Therapist (LPMT) in the state of Oklahoma, and a Neurologic Music Therapy Fellow (NMT-F). 

Samantha Nossaman has clinical experience in various populations including children with developmental, behavioral and intellectual disorders; adolescents with developmental, behavioral, and intellectual disorders, geriatrics, hospice, physical rehabilitation, and individuals with psychiatric disorders. She works closely with teachers, therapists, and facilities to advocate for music therapy in the Tulsa community. Samantha Nossaman is also the illustrator of “La Salsa Plays the Blues”. Ms. Nossaman has given presentations at the Canadian Association of Music Therapy Conference in 2021, ORU’s Social Work Conference in 2021, and SWAMTA Conference in 2023. 

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