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2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog 
2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Music Therapy - Major (Bachelor of Music)

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This degree prepares students for a career in the music therapy profession. Completion of the degree coursework and a six-month music therapy internship results in eligibility to sit for the national certification examination in music therapy. Successful completion of the examination results in the Music Therapist-Board Certified (MT-BC) credential awarded by the Certification Board for Music Therapists. Students find employment as therapists in public and private institutional settings as well as in private practice. Students may also matriculate to graduate programs.

Grades in all music therapy courses must be C or above. The completion of one additional psychology elective allows a psychology minor. A gerontology minor is also available. Students with strong academic records may be interested in applying for the opportunity to complete additional requirements for music education certification. One additional year of study is needed for this dual program.

The music therapy major program, approved by the American Music Therapy Association, includes course work in music, music therapy, and the social sciences, in addition to pre-clinical training practicum experiences with at least three different client populations.

The Bachelor of Music in music therapy degree requires a minimum of 131 credits.

Music Therapy Core

  • MUS 019 - Concert Attendance Credits: 0 (4 semesters)
  • MUS 099 - Music Department Orientation Credits: 0
  • MUP 1_ - Weekly, one hour private lessons - 8 Semesters
  • ENS __ Choir, Band, or Orchestra - 8 Semesters
  • Minimum 3 credits in upper division Music Theory or History and Literature elective (300 or 400 level)

Bachelor of Music Core

Students pursuing a Bachelor of Music degree must take the following:

Required Courses for the Music Therapy Major

In addition to the Cores listed above,  Music Therapy students are required to take the following courses.

  • MUP 2_ - Secondary Voice Credits: 1

Music Therapy Internship

The Music Therapy Internship is a minimum of 1040-hour internship at an American Music Therapy Association or a  Nazareth approved clinical training center. Application is made upon departmental approval. Diploma will be awarded upon completion of internship.

Music Senior Experience

The Music Senior Experience allows students an opportunity to integrate their academic and performance training in music with the broad-based liberal arts curriculum of Nazareth College. It includes a publicly performed senior recital/project and a written component that reflects upon the integration of music and the liberal arts tradition.

  • MUX 49_ Senior Recital Credits: 0
  • MUX 499 Music Comprehensive Exam Credits: 0

Note: All Music Therapy majors add MUX*229 Music Therapy Proficiency Level I and MUX* 329 Music Therapy Proficiency Level II


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