Kendra Trainor


“I am privileged to have had the opportunity to work with such amazing professors and share my skills with members of the community.”

College of Music Humanitarian of the Year 2006


The “outstanding Music Therapy program” brought Kendra Trainor to Florida State. And she wasted no time absorbing what the program and professors had to offer.

She joined FSU’s Gospel Choir, taking part in what has become one of her favorite activities, the Gospel Choir Concerts. In 2004, she became president of Alpha Mu Alpha, the student organization for Music Therapy majors, where she helped to fundraise, plan service projects, and raise awareness about the field. This past year, she served as secretary of this organization. Currently, she is on the Board of Advisors for the College of Music.

Her desire to improve conditions in our local community led Kendra to mentor at Wesson Elementary School for the America Reads Program. She fulfilled her pre-internship clinic practicum by working at Chaires Elementary School and at Big Bend Hospice, an organization that offers care and comfort to individuals with a terminal illness and their families.

For her efforts, Kendra was recently recognized as the College of Music Humanitarian of the Year. She credits much of her success to Professor Clifford Madsen, who was “not only a source of knowledge but also inspiration.” She says, “I am privileged to have had the opportunity to work with such amazing professors and share my skills with members of the community.”