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Music Therapy

Rollo Dilworth

Chair, Music Education and Music Therapy Department

215-204-8310

rollo.dilworth@temple.edu

Darlene Brooks

Director of Music Therapy Program

215-204-8340

dmbrooks@temple.edu

Wendy Magee

Coordinator of Undergraduate Programs

215-204-8314

wmagee@temple.edu

Fully approved by the American Music Therapy Association, this bachelor's degree program is designed to prepare students for entry-level clinical positions in music therapy. Upon successful completion of the degree, graduates are eligible to take the national examination of the Certification Board for Music Therapists and thereby qualify for professional certification in the field.

The Music Therapy degree program is a four and a half year degree program, including post-academic clinical training. The Music Therapy clinical training continues one semester past the Second Semester of the Senior Year.

Bachelor of Music: Music Therapy

 

Freshman Year - 1st Semester  
Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
Music 1201 or 1401 or 1501 Concentration 2  
Music 1405 Secondary Piano for Music Majors 1  
Music 1211 *Voice Class 1  
Music Education 4611 Music Therapy Overview 3  
Music Education 1658 *Guitar I 1  
Music Varies Ensemble 1  
Music Studies 1711 Theory I 4  
English 0802, 0812 or 0902 Analytical Reading & Writing 4 GW
Subtotal      17  
 
Freshman Year - 2nd Semester  
Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
Music 1202 or 1402 or 1502 Concentration 2  
Music Studies 1106 Jazz Secondary Piano 1  
Music 1212 *Voice Class 1  
Music Education 1659 *Guitar II 1  
Music Varies Ensemble 1  
Music Studies 1712 Theory II 4  
GenEd 08xx or 09xx Quantitative Literacy 4 GQ
Psychology 1061 Psychology as a Social Science 3  
Subtotal      17  
 
Sophomore Year - 1st Semester  
Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
Music 2201 or 2401 or 2501 Concentration 2  
Music Studies 2105 *Jazz Secondary Piano 1  
Music Education 3635 *Functional Guitar I 1  
Music 2323 Basic Conducting 1  
Music Varies Ensemble 1  
Music Studies 2711 Theory III 4  
Music Education 4641 Music Therapy Experiences I: Creative Methods 1  
Music Education 4616 Developmental Music Therapy 3  
IH 0851 or 0951 Mosaic: Humanities Seminar I 3 GY
Subtotal     17  
         
Sophomore Year - 2nd Semester  
Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
Music 2202 or 2402 or 2502 Concentration 2  
Music Studies 2106 *Jazz Secondary Piano 1  
Music Education 3636 *Functional Guitar II 1  
Music 2324 Conducting Intermediate 1  
Music Varies Ensemble 1  
Music Studies 2712 Theory IV 4  
IH 0852 or 0952 Mosaic: Humanities Seminar II 3 GZ
Psychology 2301 Foundations of Developmental Psychology 3  
Music Education   4642 Music Therapy Experiences II: Recreative Methods 1  
Subtotal     17  
         
Junior Year - 1st Semester  
Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
Music Education 3633 *Functional Piano I 1  
Music Education 3631 *Functional Voice I 1  
Music Studies 2703 Music in History 3  
Music Education 4614 Psychiatric Music Therapy 3  
Music Education 4643 Music Therapy Experiences III: Receptive Methods 1  
Music Education 3689 *Fieldwork in Music Therapy 2  
GenEd 08xx or 09xx Science & Technology I 3 GS
GenEd 08xx or 09xx Race & Diversity 3 GD
Subtotal     17  
         
Junior Year - 2nd Semester
Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
Music Education 3634 *Functional Piano II 1  
Music Education 3632 *Functional Voice II 1  
Music Education 3789 *Fieldwork in Music Therapy II 2  
Psychology 2201 Foundations of Psychopathology 3  
Music Studies 3696 Music in History 3 WI
GenEd 08xx or 09xx Science & Technology II 3 GS
GenEd  08xx or 09xx U.S. Society 3 GU
Subtotal     16  
         
Senior Year - 1st Semester  
Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
Music Education 4696 Music Therapy Research 3 WI
Music Studies 3196 History of Pop 3 WI
Music Education 3889 *Fieldwork in Music Therapy III 2  
GenEd 08xx or 09xx World Society 3 GG
GenEd 08xx or 09xx Human Behavior 3 GB
Music Education 4619 Medical/Rehabilitative Music Therapy 3  
Subtotal      17  
         
Senior Year - 2nd Semester  
Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
Music Education 4613 Music Therapy Foundations 3  
Music Studies 3105 Jazz Class Piano 1  
Music Education 4618 Music Therapy Ethics 2  
Music Education 4685 Music Therapy Clinical Internship 6  
Subtotal      12  
         
Degree Total 130-131  


*NOTES

 

Voice Concentrations

  • In lieu of Music 1211-1212: Voice (2 s.h.), classical singers can take Music Studies 2112: Pop Songwriting (2 s.h.) or Music Studies 2114: History of Jazz (3 s.h.); jazz singers can take Music Studies 2112: Pop Songwriting (2 s.h.) or Music Studies 4112: Jazz Arranging I (3 s.h.).

  • Classical and jazz singers must take Music Education 3631-3632: Functional Voice, unless waived by examination.

Piano Concentrations

  • In lieu of Music 1405: Secondary Piano (1 s.h.), classical pianists can take Music Studies 2112: Pop Songwriting (2 s.h.) or Music Studies 2114: History of Jazz (3 s.h.); jazz pianists can take Music Studies 2112: Pop Songwriting (2 s.h.) or Music Studies 4112: Jazz Arranging I (3 s.h.).

  • In lieu of Music 1405: Secondary Piano and Music Studies 1106: Jazz Secondary Piano, classical pianists must take two credits of jazz piano; jazz pianists must take two credits of jazz electives.

  • Both classical and jazz pianists must take Functional Piano (Music Education 3633-3634) unless waived upon examination by instructor.

Guitar Concentrations

  • In lieu of Music Education 1658-1659: Guitar (2 s.h.), classical guitarists can take Music Studies 2112: Pop Songwriting (2 s.h.) or Music Studies 2114: History of Jazz (3 s.h.); jazz guitarists can take Music Studies 2112: Pop Songwriting (2 s.h.) or Music Studies 4112: Jazz Arranging I (3 s.h.).

  • Both classical and jazz guitarists must take Music Education 3635-3636: Functional Guitar, unless waived upon examination by the instructor.

Clinical Training

A total of 1200 hours of supervised clinical training is required prior to graduation.

Music Therapy Grades

Grades below B- in any music therapy course may not be applied toward degree requirements in music therapy. Students may retake such courses only once, and only with faculty approval. If a grade below B- is earned upon retaking the course, the student will not be permitted to continue as a music therapy major but may be eligible to change to a different curriculum.

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