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Music, BM - Music Therapy


May 24, 2022

Health and Music in Harmony

Music therapy is an allied health profession which utilizes music and music-based interventions to help clients achieve emotional, physical, mental health, cognitive, educational, developmental, communication, wellness, and social goals. The curriculum includes a variety of areas including music, applied instruments, psychology, general education, and music therapy-specific courses. Students receive clinical training in a variety of child and adult settings and diagnoses. These include developmental disabilities, special education, mental health, medical, substance abuse, autism, early childhood intervention, and geriatrics. Students complete a minimum of 1200 clinical training hours, which culminates with an internship that can be completed in a variety of settings across the country. After graduation students are eligible for the national board certification exam in music therapy.


As a music therapy major, you will take classes such as:

  • Psychology of Music
  • Music Therapy with Children
  • Guitar Class
  • Music Therapy Principles
  • Percussion for Music Therapy


Median national salary for Music Therapists according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics' Occupational Outlook Handbook.

Program Highlights

  • Small Classes - most are under 20 students
  • Transfer-Friendly University - apply your community college courses toward a bachelor's degree
  • Personalized Advising - Faculty work with you one-on-one to schedule classes that meet your career goals



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