BM in Music Therapy

The Bachelor of Music in Music Therapy is designed as a four-year program that prepares students for careers in which they intentionally use music, in various settings, to therapeutically assist people of all age groups with varied psychological, cognitive, physical, emotional, and spiritual strengths and needs. Following completion of the degree, which includes a culminating internship at an American Music Therapy Association approved site, students are eligible to take the music therapy national examination administered by the Certification Board for Music Therapists (CBMT). Upon passing the exam, the credential Music Therapy Board Certified (MT-BC) is granted, allowing the newly credentialed clinician to practice as a music therapist with the CBMT scope of practice, in the United States.

Students completing the Bachelor of Music in Music Therapy will be able to:
 Describe, analyze, and demonstrate music fundamentals and develop
listening skills.
 Perform a variety of repertoire appropriate to their selected instrument,
both as soloists and as ensemble participants.
 Design culturally responsive, clinical instruction and activities to meet a
variety of therapeutic needs and supervise their implementation across
distinct population groups, according to professional, national, and
institutional standards.

Academic Curriculum

Music Major 59 hours
MUHL 171; 172 Musicianship I, II (1; 1)
MUHL 271; 272 Musicianship III, IV (1; 1)
MUHL 251 Theory I
MUHL 252 Theory II
MUHL 325 Orchestration
MUHL 351 Theory III
MUHL 352 Theory IV
MUHL 371 Music History I
MUHL 372 Music History II
MUHL 373 Music History III
MUHL 464 Music History Topics
MUPF 105 Concert Attendance (Must register each semester)
MUPF 200 Piano Proficiency (May require piano lessons)
MUPF 300 Junior Recital
MUPF 359 Conducting I

Applied Music: private instruction/organizations
MUPI 144 Applied Music
MUPI 274 Applied Music
MUPI 344 Applied Music
MUPF Music Organization
Participate in a musical organization each semester of residence
MUPI 133 Applied Music Piano and Keyboard Harmony (8)
– or –
MUPI 134* Applied Music (8)
MUPI 134B Applied Voice (1)
– or –
MUPI 134R Applied Guitar (1)
MUPI 134A Applied Piano (1-2)
– or –
MUPI 134B Applied Voice (1-2)
– or –
MUPI 134M Applied Percussion (1-2) * If a piano major, must take in an area other than piano

Music Therapy Professional Requirements 38 hours
MUTH 110 Introduction to Music Therapy
MUTH 115 Music Therapy Musicianship
MUTH 220 Standards of Clinical Practice MUTH 230 Music Therapy Methods
MUTH 335 Psychology of Music
MUTH 375 Music Therapy Practicum I
MUTH 376 Music Therapy Practicum II
MUTH 441 Music Therapy Seminar
MUTH 476 Music Therapy Practicum III
MUTH 485 Music Therapy Internship (12)
– or –
MUTH 486 Music Therapy Internship I (3)
MUTH 487 Music Therapy Internship II (3)
MUTH 488 Music Therapy Internship III (3)
MUTH 489 Music Therapy Internship IV (3)

Other Departmental Requirements
 Participate in a musical organization each semester for credit or noncredit
 Pass Junior Recital (MUPF 300)
 Pass Piano Proficiency (MUPF 200) May require piano lessons.
 Register for MUPF 105 Concert Attendance each semester

General Education 33 hours
INTD 105 First-Year Experience
ENGL 101 Composition
MATH 110 Probability and Statistics
PSYC 105 Introduction to Psychology
PSYC 360 Abnormal Psychology
PSYC 440 Dynamics of Group Counseling
RELB/RELT Religion electives
RELP 460 Cross-Cultural Ministry
BIOL 201 Human Anatomy and Physiology I
Upper-division courses must total at least 36 hours.