Music Therapy
The music therapy program was the first music therapy program established in New England. It is 

Music Therapy Guitarby the American Music Therapy Association, and its graduates are qualified to sit for the Certification Board in order to become a Board-Certified Music Therapist.

The Bachelor of Music in Music Therapy degree program prepares students for clinical practice as generalists immediately after graduation. In the first two years of the music therapy track, students acquire basic music core skills, learn clinical musicianship through hands-on class work and begin clinical placements in community settings. Junior and senior music therapy majors focus upon learning skills and knowledge-based clinical competencies in the areas of techniques, theory and research. Concurrently, students complete 1,200 hours of supervised clinical practica and internships in the community, working with children, adult and elderly clients with psychiatric illnesses, cognitive and physical disabilities, and medical conditions. Note that some students choose a 9th semester internship option. Learning Outcomes

*The Music Therapy Program aligns its learning outcomes with the competencies set forth by the American Music Therapy Association and the National Association of Schools of Music.

Upon completion of the BM in Music Therapy, student will be able to:

  1. Create a therapeutic process (assessment, treatment planning, termination, documentation, and evaluation) that utilizes clinical music skills and music therapy techniques to effectively treat various client populations including clients of all ages with medical conditions, psychiatric illnesses, neurodevelopmental disabilities, hospice, and wellness. 
  2. Examine information in the historical, quantitative, and qualitative research literature and apply it to clinical practice
  3. Demonstrate basic knowledge of philosophical, psychological, physiological, sociological, and spiritual bases for the use of music as therapy
  4. Interpret and apply ethical standards regarding human rights and standards of the music therapy profession
  5. Employ critical self-awareness in regard clinical practice with clients, with consideration for the symbolic and cultural uses of music

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