Use music to restore, maintain and improve the cognitive, emotional, physical and spiritual health of others. As a music therapist, you'll help individuals with disabilities, illnesses and special needs reach their potential through the systematic and individualized application of music listening, composition, improvisation and performance experiences.
In the music therapy program, you will develop a powerful and positive relationship with music and learn to work effectively with a variety of clients. The program prepares you to assess clients' needs, as well as design and implement beneficial and meaningful music interventions. You will learn to evaluate and document therapeutic outcomes and develop professional skills, values and attitudes necessary to conduct effective and compassionate clinical work.
Preclinical training in community programs provides you with hands-on leadership experience. Volunteer service-learning, professional conferences and research opportunities are readily available.
Our program prepares you for acceptance to an approved, intensive internship. Upon successful completion of the internship and subsequent board certification, you will be eligible to practice music therapy in a wide variety of educational, health and mental health agencies.
The Department of Music is a fully accredited member of the National Association of Schools of Music, and the music therapy program is approved by the American Music Therapy Association (AMTA).
For more information, visit the Department of Music website.
Program requirements can be found in the online Catalog. Simply select the area of study and click "Explore".
A variety of opportunities are available to students majoring in music therapy. Whether you're curious what career opportunities await you; what internships, research projects or student clubs are available; or who your professors will be, we can help you find the answers.