Welcome to the website of Martha Summa-Chadwick!
Dr. Martha Summa-Chadwick D.M.A. has achieved a varied reputation as a
musician, researcher, Information teacher and performer of chamber and solo works for piano. She has performed as
concerto soloist with orchestras in Maine, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and New
York, and as harpsichord soloist with the Huntsville Symphony in
Martha has also spent a great deal of time
researching how music and computer technology can be used together in pursuing
communication with autistic children. She is the founder and Executive Director
of Music Therapy Gateway in Communications, a
non-profit organization which supports children with autism. Her specialized
teaching experience includes traditional pedagogy with extensive use of computer
technology to assist in teaching children who have autism. Research is
currently being pursued to determine if the use of music therapy with computer
technology can assist special needs children with improved communications.
This reseach involves the use of neuro music protocols, from which Martha received training in at the Center for Biomedical Research in
Music at Colorado State University. More details can be found in the Music
Therapy link on the left.
In addition to her musical career, Martha is an
Information Technology professional with over twenty years of experience.Please click on the menu selections on the left to explore the various
elements of Martha's professional and personal lives.