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2017-2018 Undergraduate 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, which includes a 1040-hour 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.

The music therapy major program, approved by the American Music Therapy Association, includes course work in music, music therapy, and social sciences, in addition to pre-clinical training practicum experiences with at least three different client populations and the Nazareth Liberal Arts Core. Music Therapy students take a full Music core, culminating in a senior recital.

Grades in all music therapy courses must be B-* or above and students must maintain a minimum overall GPA of 2.7.

*The minimum grade of B- represents a more stringent policy than the previous minimum grade requirement of C. During the 2017-2018 academic year as the department transitions to the new policy, students who earn a grade of “C” in a music therapy course may petition to continue in subsequent music therapy courses without repeating the course in which a C was earned, if their overall GPA remains 2.7 or higher. See Repeating a Course for policy information

The Bachelor of Music in Music Therapy requires a minimum of 125 credits.

Core Curriculum Requirements


All Nazareth students complete Core Curriculum coursework as part of their degree requirements. The Core provides a foundation in the liberal arts and sciences while guiding students to pose and explore their own intellectual questions. See Academic Policies and Procedures  for specific core curriculum requirements. 

Bachelor of Music Core


All students in the Department of Music must take:

  • MUX 019 - Concert Attendance Credits: 0 (4 semesters)
  • MUX 099 - Music Department Orientation Credits: 0
  • MUP 1_ - Weekly, one hour private lessons (8 semesters)
  • ENS 0_ - Major Ensemble  (8 semesters; 7 semesters Instrumental in Music Education)
  • MUX 49_ Senior Recital Credits: 0

Students pursuing a Bachelor of Music degree must take the following (in addition to the courses listed above):

Music Therapy Major Required Courses


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

  • MUP 2_ - Secondary Voice Credits: 1

Upper Division Music Electives


Elective Requirements by Program

  • Bachelor of Arts in Music - complete one upper division music elective from either Music Theory or Music History
  • Bachelor of Music in Composition - complete three upper division music electives
  • Bachelor of Music in Music Education - complete one upper division music elective from either Music Theory or Music History
  • Bachelor of Music in Music Therapy - complete one upper division music elective from either Music Theory or Music History
  • Bachelor of Music in Music Performance (Voice) - complete one upper division music electives in Music Theory and one upper division elective in Music History
  • Bachelor of Music in Music Performance (Piano, Instrumental) - complete four upper division music electives; at least one must be in Music Theory and one must be in Music History

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. In most cases, students are considered full-time students during their internship. Diploma will be awarded upon completion of internship.

Music Senior Experience


The culminating senior course for the BM in Music Therapy is the Senior Recital, an experiential learning course engaging students in demonstrating the practical application of knowledge and skills acquired in the study of applied music, music history, music theory and the liberal arts.

  • MUX 49_ Senior Recital Credits: 0

Sample Program for the Music Therapy Major


SAMPLE PROGRAM - BACHELOR OF MUSIC IN MUSIC THERAPY
FRESHMAN YEAR
Fall Semester Spring Semester
MUX 099 Music Department Orientation   0 PSY.Q 101 Introduction to Psychology: Natural Science  or PSY.Q 102 Introduction to Psychology: Social Science  PEQ (2) 3
MUX 019 Concert Attendance   0 ENGW 102 Argument and Research   3
ENGW 101 Exposition   3 PEQ (3) 3
ACS 101 Academic and College Success   1 MUX 019 Concert Attendance   0
FYS - PEQ (1) 3 MUS 124 Music Theory II   3
MTR 102 Introduction to Music Therapy   1 MUS 126 Aural Skills II   1
MUS 123 Music Theory I   3 MUG 132 Piano Class II * 1
MUS 125 Aural Skills I      1 MUG 282 Guitar Techniques II + 1
MUG 131 Piano Class I * 1 MUP 1_ Performance Primary Lessons  1
MUG 141 Voice Class I **% 1 ENS __ Major Ensemble .5-1
MUG 281 Guitar Techniques I   1    
ENS __ Major Ensemble .5-1    
MUP 1_ Performance Primary Lessons  1    
Rudiments (1.5)    
TOTAL SEMESTER CREDITS 16.5-17 TOTAL SEMESTER CREDITS 16.5-17
 
SOPHOMORE YEAR
Fall Semester Spring Semester
MTR 201 Principles of Music Therapy    3 MTR 202 Methods and Materials in Music Therapy   3
Human Development (TBD) 3 Science course with Lab PEQ (4) 4
Health & Wellness 0 MUS 212 The History of Western Music II: 1600 To the Late Nineteenth Century   3
MUX 019 Concert Attendance   0 MUS 224 Music Theory IV   3
MUS 211 The History of Western Music I: Antiquity to 1600        3 MUS 226 Aural Skills IV   1
MUS 223 Music Theory III   3 MUG 232 Piano Class IV   1
MUS 225 Aural Skills III   1 MUP 1_ Performance Primary Lessons 1
MUG 231 Piano Class III   1 ENS __ Major Ensemble .5-1
MUP 1_ Performance Primary Lessons 1 MTR 204 Percussion for Music Therapy   1
MED 103 Percussion Techniques I   1 MUX 019 Concert Attendance   0
ENS __ Major Ensemble .5-1 MUX 226 Sight-Singing Proficiency Exam ++ 0
MUX 229 Practicum Pre-Requisite Assessment (music Therapy)   0 MUX 229 Practicum Pre-Requisite Assessment (music Therapy) ++ 0
MUG 141 Voice Class I  % (1) MUX 232 Keyboard Proficiency Exam ++ 0
TOTAL SEMESTER CREDITS 15.5-16.5 TOTAL SEMESTER CREDITS 16.5-17

     *    waived for piano primary students
     **  waived for voice primary students
     +   MUX 277 and 229 are prerequisites for MTR 331
     ++
piano and aural skills proficiencies  at this time, and are prerequisites for MTR 431
     %  
if Rudiments is required in the first semester, MUG 141 may need to be taken in the third semeser

 
JUNIOR YEAR
Fall Semester Spring Semester
MTR 302 Psychology of Music       3 MTR 360 Instrumental Methods and Repertoire for Music Therapists   3
MTR 331 Practicum I   1 MTR 332 Practicum II   1
MTR 311 Clinical Improvisation in Music Therapy   2 BIO 235 PII Fund of Human Anatomy & Physiology   3
MUP 2 Secondary Voice Lessons** 1 MUS.Q 104 Introduction to World Music  PEQ VPA (6) 3
MUS 317 The History of Western Music III: Music Since 1900   3 PEQ (7) 3
PEQ (5) 3 MUP 1_ Performance Primary Lessons 1
MUG 331 Functional Piano for Music Therapists   1 MUS 272 Introduction to Conducting   1
MUP 1_ Performance Primary Lessons  1 ENS __ Major Ensemble .5-1
ENS __ Major Ensemble .5-1 MUX 329 Internship Pre-Requisite Assessment * 0
TOTAL SEMESTER CREDITS 15.5-16 TOTAL SEMESTER CREDITS 15.5-16
 
SENIOR YEAR
Fall Semester Spring Semester
MTR 401 Influence of Music on Behavior       3 MTR 402 Music in Therapy   3
MTR 431 Practicum III   1 MTR 403 Research in Music Therapy   2
PEQ (8) 3 MTR 432 Practicum IV   1
PSY 343 PII Abnormal Psychology   3 Integrative Studies (IS) or minor course (3)
Integrative Studies (IS) or minor course (3) CME 050 Core Milestone Experience   0
PSY 200 Statistics and Research Methods for Clinical Practice   3 Upper Division Music Elective 3
MUP 1_ Performance Primary Lessons 1 ENS __ Major Ensemble .5-1
ENS __ Major Ensemble .5-1 MUP 1_ Performance Primary Lessons 1
    MUX 49_ Senior Recital/Project (Experiential Learning) 0
TOTAL SEMESTER CREDITS 14.5-17.5 TOTAL SEMESTER CREDITS 13.5-16.5
 
SEMESTER 9+
MTR 483 Music Therapy Internship   0 MTR 483 may be repeated to complete internship requirements 0
 

Integrated Studies: Choose 3 upper division courses (only one may be from MTR) to consider together in the Core Milestone Experience (CME 050). Work with your advisor and faculty from your chosen courses to develop this culminating project in the liberal arts.

*     MTR 329 is a pre-requisite for MTR 483 and internship recommendations from the faculty and must be passed before students can apply for an internship

**    waived for voice primary students

 

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