Music Therapy course requirements

Music therapy class

Primary Instrument

Complete six semesters of lessons on a primary instrument (e.g. piano, voice, oboe, etc.).

Secondary Instrument

Complete four semesters of lessons on keyboard.

Voice

Complete one semester of voice lessons.

Ensemble Requirements

Complete six semesters of ensembles (large, small, and chorale).

Music History

Complete four semesters:

  • MUSC 341            Music History 1: Bach and Before
  • MUSC 342            Music History 2: Classical and Romantic Periods
  • MUSC 441            Music History 3: Twentieth Century Styles
  • MUSC 103            World Music

Music Theory/Aural Skills

Complete four semesters of aural skills.

Complete four semesters of music theory and one semester of counterpoint.

Music Convocation

Complete four semesters.

Music Therapy Core

Complete the following courses:

  • MTR 100                Orientation to Music Therapy
  • MTR 200                Music Therapy Foundations
  • MTR 201                Didactic Practices of Music Therapy
  • MTR 202                Medical Practices of Music Therapy
  • MTR 203                Psychiatric Practices of Music Therapy
  • MTR 301                Ethical Practice in Music Therapy
  • MTR 415                Music Therapy Research
  • MTR 406                Theoretical Orientations to Music Therapy Clinical Practice
  • MUSC 345             Psychology of Music
  • MUSC 391             Music for Exceptional Learners
  • MUSC 255             Music Technology 1

Related Courses in Music Therapy Core

  • PSY 101                  Foundations of Psychology
  • PSY 324                  Developmental Psychology
  • PSY 320                  Abnormal Psychology
  • BIO 202                   Exercise Structure and Function

Music Therapy Clinical Training

Complete three music therapy practicums and two internships.

Music Skills for Therapy

Complete eight credits in functional guitar, piano, and/or voice.

Music Therapy Electives

Students can choose one or more of the following courses:

  • MTR 302               Circles of Expression (Music for People)
  • MTR 412               Song Writing in Music Therapy
  • MTR 414               Songs in Therapy: Repertoire Development

Additional Music Courses

Complete courses in the following areas:

  • MUSC 108            Percussion Methods
  • MUSC 317            Basic Conducting
  • MUSC 344            Seminar in Music
  • MUSC 140            Intro to Music Technology

Liberal Arts Core

Complete courses in the following areas:

  • ENG 106               Composition 1
  • ENG 107               Composition 2
  • FOR LANG           Foreign Language (1)
  • FOR LANG           Foreign Language (2)
  • HISTxxx                History Elective
  • THExxx                 Theology Elective (1)
  • THExxx                 Theology Elective (2)
  • PHIxxx                  Philosophy Elective (1)
  • PHIxxx                  Philosophy Elective (2)
  • MATH 101             Basic College Mathematics
  • ELECTIVES          6 credits
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