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Academic Catalog 2019-2020 
Academic Catalog 2019-2020 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Music Therapy, BMT

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With the combination of an aging population and the growing acceptance of the healing powers of music, Music Therapy is one of the fastest growing fields in music today. The discovery of new applications for music in the health professions has caused and increased demand for board certified music therapists.

Major Requirements

Music Foundation

* Students must pass the proficiency tests in voice, piano, and guitar.  These courses may be waived for students who pass the respective proficiency tests without enrolling in these courses.

Ensembles: 0-8 Credits

Large ensemble appropriate to the student’s instrument or voice each semester in residence; may be taken for 0 or 1 credit.  Select from the list, below:

Additional Competency Requirements

*These competency requirements also fulfill key core requirements.

Fifth-Year Music Therapy Internship

For practicum, students are required to earn a minimum grade of a B- to progress onto the next practicum level. Students who receive more than one C in music therapy courses may be put on academic probation and may need to re-enroll in a course. Students must earn a C or better in all music therapy classes in order to be eligible for internship. Students must maintain a minimum grade point average of 3.0 for all music courses. A student who repeatedly receives low grades or written concerns from supervisors on their Weekly Practicum Evaluations is also a cause for concern and will be invited to have a discussion with music therapy faculty to discuss the student’s “fit” as a music therapy major.

Total: 83-97 Credits

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