Additional Requirements for Music Therapy
A Music Therapy major may not enroll in a music or music therapy course required for that major unless a grade of C- or better has been earned in all prerequisite courses. To graduate, a Music Therapy major must maintain the following standards:
A Music Therapy major must earn a grade of C- or better in all music and music therapy courses.
A Music Therapy major must satisfy the standards and requirements in all fieldwork education, including clinical practicums and the internship.
MU 150 and MU 100 are required each semester.
Proficiency in piano, voice, and guitar is required. If piano or organ is the primary instrument, the student must take MU 269 or MU 270, and MU 111 for the fall semester. All other music therapy students must take MU 117.
Five credits in ensemble are required. Students need to be enrolled for one credit in the fall semester.
Students interested in Concert Choir must audition.
A minimum grade of C- is required in all courses required for the major.
Students in music therapy can take their Creative Expression core requirement as Applied lessons or Ensembles.
All first-year students need to be enrolled in MU 100B in the fall semester.
MU 211 counts for Western Cultural Heritage core. The combination of two biology offerings – BIO101 or 111, and BIO 200 or BIO 201 – will satisfy the Natural and Physical Science core.
Preparatory Music Division
The School of Arts and Humanities also offers a Preparatory Music Division that offers instruction to pre-college students, adults, and college students who desire to take instruction without credit. Instruction is available from the Division’s faculty and other qualified teachers. Interested persons should contact Prof. Grant Moore, Director of the Preparatory Division.
Applied Music Lessons
Students who register for applied music for credit must meet minimum standards established by the School and should contact the School office for a list of standards for each applied area. Students who have not attained the level necessary for credit may study through the Preparatory Division. Students in applied music advance as rapidly as their abilities permit. They must study technical exercises and literature from various musical periods and styles.
Students may register with or without credit for the established music ensembles and for other ensembles organized under faculty supervision; ensemble registration for credit may be repeated. All students must meet the standards for attendance at rehearsals and public performances established by the faculty Directors.
Applied music lessons and certain music ensembles may be counted for the Creative Expression requirement of the Core Program if taken as letter-graded for four semesters. An additional fee is charged for applied music lessons. Fees are printed on the master course schedule.
Transfer Credit for Aural Skills and Functional Keyboard Skills
The Music Department reserves the right to administer a diagnostic exam to verify a student’s skill level PRIOR to awarding academic transfer credit for Aural Skills and Functional Keyboard Skills. This policy was established to ensure academic success at the appropriate level. ALL students accepted into a music program should contact the Dean of the School of Arts and Humanities for more information on assessment of transfer credits.
Elizabethtown College is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music. The Music Therapy program is approved by the American Music Therapy Association.