Jul 19, 2024  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2021-2022 Undergraduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Music Major, BM, Music Therapy Concentration

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Upon graduation MUW Music Therapy students are eligible to sit for the National Board Certification Exam administered by the Certification Board for Music Therapists.

General Education Curriculum: (38-39 Semester Hours)

See General Education Curriculum Requirements  

Major Courses:

(grade of C or better required)

Secondary Music Sequence: (4 Semester Hours)

Piano majors will take four hours of Class Voice; all other music majors take the Group Keyboard Skills sequence.

General Electives: (6 Semester Hours)

In addition to the requirements of the major, and the General Education Curriculum requirements, an additional 6 semester hours of coursework is required to meet the requirements of a Bachelor of Music degree. Suggested course: MUS 242 - Computers in Music  

Total Hours Required for a BM in Music Therapy: 124 Semester Hours


*Optional and repeatable for a maximum of four (4) credits

**Optional and repeatable for a maximum of six (6) credits. If at least three (3) semesters pass between a student’s completion of their Music Therapy courses and their request to register for MUS 460  Music Therapy Internship, they must first take MUS 455  in order to maintain currency of their musical and clinical skills

Music Majors with a Concentration in Music Therapy are required to take 12 credits of major applied lessons, 4 credits of Group Keyboard Skills sequence (a piano major will substitute 4 hours of class voice for 4 hours of the Group Keyboard Skills sequence), 3 credits of Class Guitar, and 1 credit of percussion. Music Therapy majors who can perform at a level above that of either Class Guitar and/or Class Voice may request a waiver of that class(es). In these cases Music Therapy majors must still use the credits required for Class Voice and/or Class Guitar for secondary lesson credits. Music Therapy majors must have a minimum of four hours of ensemble credit before they can enroll in MUS 460 - Music Therapy Internship .

Students must achieve a grade of C or higher in all Music and Music Therapy classes in order to be eligible for Music Therapy Internship and sit for the board certification exam. Students who fail to achieve a C in a class must register for an independent study in that course during the following semester or retake it in the semester it is next offered. In addition, students will be unable to take the next sequential Music Therapy course. Students will be given only one opportunity to retake any Music Therapy course. If the student is unable to achieve a C grade or higher at that point, the student will be dismissed from the Music Therapy Program.

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