Todd O’Connor


Todd O’Connor is a music therapist and New York State Licensed Creative Arts Therapist.  He joined the Brooklyn Conservatory music therapy department in 2010.  He is also the Creative Arts Therapy Supervisor in the Child Life and Creative Arts Therapy Department in the Kravis Children’s Hospital at Mount Sinai where he works with pediatric medical/surgical patients and their families, and engages in developing and conducting clinical research.  He has worked with the adult palliative care service at Mount Sinai, providing music therapy as part of an integrative treatment model.  At Mount Sinai, Todd supervises clinical professionals from a variety of modalities, as well as graduate music therapy interns, and is involved in program development in both inpatient and outpatient areas of the hospital.  He has also worked as a private consultant and music therapist.

After several years of focusing on music performance, Todd enrolled in the NYU graduate music therapy program and earned his masters degree in 2006.  He completed a two-year post-graduate training in Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy.  Todd has recently published on a multi-modal approach to reducing emotional distress in pediatric patients during intravenous line placement, and has presented at national and local conferences and symposiums.