Class of 2019, Music Therapy, Voice
In Bailee's experience at the University of Evansville, she wore many hats. Bailee was a music therapy student, vocal student and a student-athlete (softball). In 2018 and 2019, she participated in the UE Opera program performing in the Coffee Cantata, Amahl and the Night Visitors and was a soloist in the UE Opera/Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra production of West Side Story. One of Bailee's fondest memories was her participation in the University Choir. Bailee was awarded the 2018 Presser Scholar for recognition of an outstanding achievement as a music major at the University of Evansville. In 2019, she also was a recipient of the Class of 1927 scholarship award for UE's four schools, hers being awarded for School of Music. In her music therapy education, Bailee had the opportunity to experience a variety of clinical placements to further her skills as a music therapist. Clinical placement experiences included: feeding clinics, schools for the developmentally disabled, psychiatric hospitals, assisted living facilities and hospice work.
Upon graduating from UE, she moved to Wisconsin to complete her 6 month internship at Seasons Hospice and Palliative Care in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. After the completion of her internship, Bailee passed the music therapy board certification exam in 2020 and officially became Bailee Bostic, MT-BC. Her first job as a music therapist was at a skilled nursing facility in Milwaukee, WI where she fulfilled much of her hospice duties as well as working with memory care and ventilated patients. After a year working in Milwaukee, Bailee was hired at her dream job in Madison, Wisconsin. She currently works at the Central Wisconsin Center for the developmentally disabled which is a state Intermediate Care Facility (ICF) for individuals with severe to profound intellectual and multiple disabilities receiving complete residential support. Bailee is currently working full time and is completing her Master of Music Therapy degree from Augsburg University. She is looking forward to her long career in music therapy, and cannot thank UE enough for her passion for music and education in music therapy.
Bailee lives in Janesville, WI and owns a home with her significant other, Matt, and enjoys life with her 1 year old Labrador Retriever, Beau. Reflecting on her time at UE, she feels grateful for the supportive faculty, friends and education she received. In her experience, the small classes, 1:1 professor guidance and communal atmosphere made for the best type of learning environment. She took many life lessons from her experiences at UE and has carried them into her career as a music therapist and has felt benefit in her growth as a person.