Jan 23, 2021  
College Catalog 2012-2013 
College Catalog 2012-2013 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Music Therapy (B.M.)

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Student Learning Outcomes for Music Therapy:

Students will be able to:

  • Perform proficiently with the creative and performance skills appropriate to the student’s principal instrument.

  • Identify and synthesize key components of Western tonal music theory and music history.

  • Demonstrate mastery of aural skills including sight reading and dictation (melodic and harmonic).

  • Successfully develop, implement and monitor client treatment plans within the areas of assessment and treatment planning, treatment implementation and termination, documentation and evaluation.

  • Employ appropriate verbal, nonverbal, and music interaction skills for developing a trusting relationship with each client. Assessment: Report, treatment plan, weekly session plans, weekly chart notes

  • Demonstrate skills for critiquing and applying research to their clinical work.

  • Perform proficiently in voice, guitar, and piano.

  • Demonstrate ethical behavior and collaborative abilities as detailed in the American Music Therapy Associations Professional Competencies.


For Music Therapy majors, MU 121  and MU 122  together will satisfy the Western Cultural Heritage Area of Understanding for Core.

An approximately six-month long internship in an approved clinical facility is required for the Music Therapy degree and is taken after the completion of the four-year Music Therapy program. Upon completion of this degree program, students are eligible to sit for the Music Therapy Certification Board Exam leading to Board Certification as a Music Therapist. The Music Therapy program is approved by the American Music Therapy Association.

Music Therapy requires:

Specific courses to be included in the student’s Core Program are:

Additional Requirements for Music Therapy

A Music Therapy major may not enroll in a 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.

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