The Music Therapy sequence provides academic content and clinical experiences related to competencies outlined by the American Music Therapy Association.
Students who complete the Music Therapy degree are eligible to sit for the national board certification exam to obtain the credential MT-BC (Music Therapist - Board Certified), which is necessary for professional practice.
Why Study Music Therapy?
Music Therapy is the clinical and evidence-based use of music interventions to accomplish individualized goals within a therapeutic relationship by a credentialed professional who has completed an approved music therapy program, according to the American Music Therapy Association.
Music therapists work with populations covering the entire lifespan, from neonatal intensive care units through hospice and end-of-life care. Some examples of settings where a music therapist might be employed include schools, hospitals, nursing homes, forensic settings, private clinics, physical rehabilitation facilities, addiction recovery centers, and hospices.