Music Therapy, Bachelor of Music

Program Requirements for Music Therapy Majors (89.5-91.5 credits)

Completion of this program leads to board certification as a music therapist. Following the academic studies and the required clinical training, the candidate is awarded the B.M. degree and is eligible to take the National Board Certification Examination for Music Therapists, designed and administered by the Certification Board for Music Therapists (CBMT). The credential awarded is Music Therapist - Board Certified (MT-BC).

The music therapy degree candidate must complete the required clinical training experience, which has two components: pre-internship and internship. Pre-internship training consists of various practical field experiences with at least three different populations, taken by a student in conjunction with music therapy coursework as prerequisite for internship placement. The degree culminates with an in-depth, supervised clinical training internship in music therapy at a nationally rostered or University-affiliated internship site. A minimum of 1,040 hours is required (or until entry-level competence is achieved) at an AMTA-approved clinical training site.

This competency-based curriculum prepares students for a career using music in a systematic sequence of interventions leading to specific changes with children, adolescents, and adults requiring special services. A credentialed music therapist is employed in such places as community health centers; traditional state and private facilities serving persons with mental and physical challenges, including psychiatric partial hospitalization day programs, group homes, and intermediate care facilities for people with developmental disabilities; general hospitals; allied health rehabilitation centers; day care centers; nursing homes; senior centers; hospice care; correctional facilities; schools; private practice; consulting work; and/or further graduate study. Professional membership is available through the American Music Therapy Association, Inc. (AMTA).

Basic Musicianship and Performance – 48.5-50.5 credits

MUSC 111AWritten Theory I

2

MUSC 111BWritten Theory I

2

MUSC 112AAural Skills

1

MUSC 112BAural Skills

1

MUSC 118CPercussion Techniques for Therapists

2

MUSC 120BVocal Methods

1

MUSC 220AVocal Pedagogy

1

MUSC 220BVocal Pedagogy

1

MUSC 127AClass Piano

2

MUSC 127BClass Piano

1

MUSC 211AWritten Theory II

2

MUSC 211BWritten Theory II

1

MUSC 212AAural Skills

1

MUSC 212BAural Skills

1

MUSC 213AKeyboard Harmony

0.5

MUSC 213BKeyboard Harmony

1

MUSC 218AConducting I

1

MUSC 218BConducting I

1

MUSC 318AItalian Vocal Diction & Literature

1

MUSC 318BGerman Vocal Diction & Literature

1

MUSC 318CFrench Vocal Diction & Literature

1

MUSC 322History of Music I

3

MUSC 323History of Music II

3

MUSC VariesApplied Major

32

MUSC VariesApplied Guitar

2

MUSC VariesEnsemble

3.5-5.5

MUSC 482

0

MUSC 120B: For instrumental music majors

MUSC 220A, MUSC 220B, MUSC 318A, MUSC 318B, MUSC 318C: For vocal music majors

Music Therapy Component – 29 credits

MTH 170AIntroduction to Music Therapy

2

MTH 170BIntroduction to Music Therapy

2

MTH 171Pre-Internship Clinical Experience

0

MTH 271Pre-Internship Clinical Experience

1

MTH 271SPre-Internship Seminar

1

MTH 371Pre-Internship Clinical Experience

1

MTH 371SPre-Internship Seminar

1

MTH 372Psychological Foundations I

2

MTH 373Psychological Foundations II

2

MTH 377Improvisation

2

MTH 471Pre-Internship Clinical Experience

1

MTH 471SPre-Internship Seminar

1

MTH 474Music in Therapy

3

MTH 475Influence of Music on Behavior

3

MTH 480Music Therapy Internship

1

MTH 481Music Therapy Internship (marywood?Affiliation)

1

Behavioral/Health/Natural Sciences – 12 credits

BIOL 130Principles of Anatomy and Physiology

3

PSYC 211General Psychology

3

PSYC 251Developmental Psychology

3

PSYC 431Abnormal Psychology

3

BIOL 130, PSYC 211: Included in liberal arts requirements