2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
    Jun 16, 2024  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Music, Music Therapy Concentration, B.M.

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The Bachelor of Music in Music Therapy prepares students to become professional music therapists working in healthcare and special education. The interdisciplinary curriculum blends in-depth and broad-based clinical musicianship with health sciences, which students apply in extensive clinical fieldwork experiences. Students develop expertise in using music within a therapeutic relationship to improve physical, psychological, cognitive, and spiritual health and wellbeing with clients across their lifespan.

The program provides students the opportunity to develop professional competencies in music therapy and is designed to meet the accrediting and approval standards of the American Music Therapy Association (AMTA) and the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM). Upon successful completion of the degree, graduates are eligible to take the music therapy board certification exam to gain the credential Music Therapist - Board Certified (MT-BC).

Ensemble Performances - 4 Credits

Four semesters of participation in a primary ensemble, and two semesters of participation in a secondary ensemble, as assigned by the department. Intended to run concurrently with semesters of Applied Music.

Primary Ensemble Performance - 2 Credits

Four semesters of the following as assigned by the department:

Secondary Ensemble Performance - 2 credits

Two semesters from the following list as assigned by the department:

Applied Music - 8 Credits

Music Therapy majors are required to complete four semesters of applied music. Applied music study requires a jury examination every semester. Students taking applied music must also register each semester for MUSC 0279 - Recital Attendance and Performance .

Music Therapy Clinical Fieldwork - 5 Credits

All Music Therapy students complete five (5) semesters of supervised clinical fieldwork: four (4) semesters of Clinical Music Therapy Practicum, followed by one (1) semester of Clinical Capstone in Music Therapy. Students must enroll in Music Therapy Practicum Seminar concurrent with each of their four semesters of Clinical Music Therapy Practicum. After completing all other coursework required for the degree, students enroll in Internship in Music Therapy, completing a required 1,010-hr internship at an approved internship site.

Additional Graduation Requirements

All students must meet the University Graduation Requirements  and complete a common core of studies, distributed among the different academic areas as detailed in the Common Core .

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