Dec 09, 2021  
2015-16 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2015-16 Undergraduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Music Therapy Major, BM

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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: (39-40 Semester Hours)

See General Education Curriculum Requirements  

Secondary Music Sequence: (4 Semester Hours)

Piano majors will take four hours of Secondary Voice or Instrument; 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 requirments 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

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 voice or instrument for 4 hours of the Group Keyboard Skills sequence), 2 credits of Class Guitar, and 2 credits of Class Piano. Music Therapy majors who can perform at a level above that of either Class Guitar and/or Class Piano may request a waiver of that class(es). In these cases Music Therapy majors must still use the credits required for Class Piano 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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