William Murray (MA in Leadership) | 10x10 Alumni with Impact | Gordon S. Lang School of Business and Economics

William Murray (MA in Leadership) | 10x10 Alumni with Impact

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William Murray 

MA in Leadership '11

Director and CEO, Accent Music Therapy

William (Bill) Murray has been a practising Music Therapist for 10 years, specializing in paediatrics working with children and youth (1 to 25 years of age) with special needs. Throughout his career, Bill has developed, implemented and evaluated Music Therapy programs for not-for-profit organizations across Southern Ontario and the Greater Toronto Area. Bill has provided high-quality and well-referred Music Therapy programs to organizations such as ErinoakKids, the Toronto District School Board, The Canadian Mental Health Association and the Region of Peel.

Bill Murray holds a Master of Arts in Leadership from the University of Guelph's Lang School (2011), and an Honours Bachelor of Music Therapy Degree (Minor in Psychology) from the University of Windsor (2003). In addition to his clinical experience, Bill has over 15 years experience teaching a variety of proficiency levels of voice, guitar, piano and drum instruction.

Bill is the co-founder of an annual music festival – Low Key Festival – and has been involved with various volunteer and fundraising initiatives since 2005, helping to raise over $50,000 for charities such as ErinoakKids and Community Living. Bill has recently been named to the planning committee of the 2014 National Music Therapy conference in Toronto, ON.

As Director and Lead Clinician for Accent Music Therapy, Bill is committed to providing industry-leading care. His commitment to his clients inspires a company committed to providing excellent care, expanding treatment innovation and contributing to the growth of the Music Therapy community.

Career Highlights

  • 10 years of professional experience working with children, youth and families.
  • Director and Chief Executive Officer of a Music Therapy business based out of Burlington, ON.
  • Serving as Accent Music Therapy's primary therapist, bookkeeper and manager for a contingent of 5 staff, high-level responsibilities also include strategic development, day-to-day operations, social responsibility and professional development.
  • Received a 'Burlington's Best' award as an outstanding citizen providing opportunities and exemplary service to the special needs community.
  • Directed a Community development event and music festival, raising money to support local charities.
  • Directed a committee of ten volunteers, managing the day-to-day operations of an event that generated over $5,000 in revenue directed to local non-profit organizations, and attracted over 1,500 visitors.

Previous Roles

  • Music Therapist, Muki Baum Foundation (2003-2005)
  • Director, Low Key Festival (2009-2012)
  • Music Therapist, Erinoakids Centre for Treatment and Development (2006-2012)
  • Director and CEO, Accent Music Therapy (2012 - Present)

As a Student 

  • Completed his Honors Bachelor of Music Therapy from the University of Windsor in 2003.
  • Attended the University of Capillano for Guided Imagery with Music in 2017
  • Completed his MA in Leadership from the Lang School of Business and Economics, U of G in 2011.
  • Credits his experience at UofG/Lang with the success of his company. "It has created a leadership style that I use on a daily basis to lead my company and various roles in my community."


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