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Esther Boyer College of Music Program Descriptions


Music Therapy

Kenneth Bruscia, Coordinator 
(215) 204-8314

Fully approved by the American Music Therapy Association, this bachelorís 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.

Bachelor of Music
Major in Music Therapy
 
Freshman Year  1st Sem  2nd Sem
Performance Concentration 2 2
Secondary Piano 0005 1 0
Jazz Piano 0006  1
* Voice 0011,0012  1 1
English Diction 0025 1 0
* Guitar 0058-0059  1 1
Ensemble 1 1
Intro. to Mus. Theory and Lit. 0045 2 0
Aural Theory 0041, 0042  2 2
Theory C143 3
Psychology C050, 0150 3 3
World Music 0330 0 3
College Composition R050 3 0
  17  17
Sophomore Year 1st Sem 2nd Sem
Concentration  2
*Jazz Secondary Piano 0105, 0106  1 1
* Functional Guitar 0267, 0268  1 1
Conducting 0123, 0124  1
Ensemble  1
Aural Theory 0141, 0142 2 2
Theory 0144, C243  3
Music History 0161  0 2
Music Therapy Application 0354, 0356  3 3
Math C055 0
  17  16
Junior Year 1st Sem 2nd Sem
* Functional Piano 0257, 0258  1 1
Music in History W260, W261  3 3
MT Methods 0371, 0372  3 3
MT Fieldwork 0362 0 2
MT Ethics 0374 2
Intellectual Heritage X051, X052 3 3
Physics (Acoustics) C067  0
#Computers in Mus. Appl. C315 3
Psychology 0131  3 0
  16  17
Senior Year 1st Sem 2nd Sem
* Jazz Secondary Piano 0205  1 0
MT Methods 0371  0
MT Fieldwork 0362, 0362 2 2
MT Research W364 3
Physiology C100  4 0
Group Dynamics PEP 0312  3
Psych. 0161  0 3
Language or International Studies
(Relig X053; Anthro C061) 
3
American Studies Soc R064  0 3
Arts Elective  3 0
  16 17
6 Month Internship    
Music Therapy Internship 0376 3
     
A total of 1,040 hours must be satisfactorily completed prior to granting of the degree.     
     
Degree Total:  139 

* In lieu of Voice 0011, 0012 (2 cr.), voice majors take 2 additional credits of Functional Guitar, Functional Piano, or Secondary Piano; in lieu of Secondary Piano, classical piano majors take at least 2 credits of Jazz Secondary Piano or its equivalence, plus 3 additional credits in functional guitar or voice; jazz piano majors take 5 additional credits of functional guitar, voice, or piano concentration; guitar majors take an additional 2 credits in functional piano, secondary piano or voice. 
# Students may substitute a second semester of "Anatomy" for "Computers in Music." 

Bachelor of Music
Major in Music Therapy
Jazz Concentration
 
Freshman Year 1st Sem  2nd Sem
Jazz Concentration 2 2
* Jazz Secondary Piano 0005, 0006 1 1
* Voice 0011, 0012  1
English Diction 0025  1 0
Guitar 0058, 0059 1 1
Ensemble 1 1
Intro. to Mus. Theory 0045 0
Aural Skills 0031, 0032 2
Theory C143 (4) 3
History of Pop 0132  3 0
Psychology C050 0 3
World Music 0330  0 3
College Composition R050 3 0
  17  17
Sophomore Year 1st Sem 2nd Sem
Jazz Concentration  2 2
Jazz Secondary Piano 0105, 0106 1
* Functional Guitar 0267, 0268  1
Conducting 0123, 0124  1 1
Ensemble 1 1
Aural Skills 0033  0
Theory 0144, C243  3
Music History 0161 0 2
History of Jazz 0138  3
MT Applications 0354, 0356  3
Psych. 0150 3 0
  17  17
Junior Year 1st Sem 2nd Sem
* Functional Piano 0257, 0258  1 1
Music in History W260, W261  3 3
MT Methods 0371, 0372  3 3
MT Fieldwork 0362  0 2
MT Ethics 0374  2
Math C055  3 0
Physics (Acoustics) C067 3 0
# Computers in Music Applications C315  0 3
Intellectual Heritage X051, X052  3 3
  16 17
Senior Year 1st Sem 2nd Sem
*Jazz Secondary Piano 0205 1 0
Commercial Arranging 0331 0
MT Fieldwork 0362, 0362  2 2
MT Methods 0373 3 0
MT Research W364  0 3
Physiology C100 4 0
Psych. 0131  3
Psych. 0161 3
Lang. or Int'l. Stud., (Rel. X053; Anthro. C061) 3 3
Amer. Studies Soc. R064  0 3
  16 17
6 Month Internship    
Music Therapy Internship 0376  3
     
A total of 1,040 hours must be satisfactorily completed prior to granting of the degree.    
     
Degree Total:  140 

NOTE: Grades below B- in any music therapy course may not be applied toward degree requirements in music therapy. Students will be permitted to retake such courses only once, and only with approval of the music therapy faculty. 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.

* In lieu of Voice 0011-0012, voice majors take 2 additional credits of Functional Guitar, Functional Piano, or Secondary Piano; in lieu of Secondary Piano, classical majors take at least 2 credits of Jazz Secondary Piano or its equivalence, plus 3 additional credits in functional guitar or voice; jazz piano majors take 5 additional credits of functional guitar, voice, or piano concentration; guitar majors take an additional 2 credits in functional piano, secondary piano or voice. 
# Students may substitute a second semester of "Anatomy" (4cr) for "Computers in Music." 


BACHELOR OF SCIENCE PROGRAM
Bachelor of Science
Major in Music

This program is designed to prepare students for entry level positions in such fields as library science, the publishing industry, communications, the new computer software industry, and other new and diverse areas of the music profession. Applicants must arrange to take examinations in the areas of musicianship and musical aptitude before qualifying for admission to the program. This may be done by contacting Ms. Linda White (215-204-8301) at the Boyer College of Music.

Bachelor of Science in Music Major
 
Freshman Year 1st Sem  2nd Sem
Secondary Piano 0005, 0006 1
Choral Ensemble 1 1
Aural Theory 0041, 0042 2 2
Intro to Theory and Lit 0045  2 0
Theory C143  3
College Composition R050  0
Intellectual Heritage X051  3
Math C055  3
Individual and Society  3 0
World Music 0330  0 3
Related Arts 3
  15  16
Sophomore Year 1st Sem 2nd Sem
Secondary Piano 0105, 0106 1
Choral Ensemble 1 1
Aural Theory 0141, 0142  2 2
Theory 0144, C243 3
Music in History 0160, 0161  2
Foreign Language 0051, 0052  4
Physics (Acoustics) C067  3 0
Intellectual Heritage X052  0 3
  16  16
Junior Year  1st Sem 2nd Sem
Choral Ensemble  1 1
Conducting 0123, 0124  1 1
Counterpoint 0343 0 2
Music in History W260, W261 3 3
Keyboard Harmony 0241 3
Orchestration 0242 2 0
Foreign Language 0061, 0062 3
Science B/Computers in Mus. Appl. C315 3
American Culture/Race 0
Academic Elective  3 0
  16  16
Senior Year 1st Sem 2nd Sem
Choral Ensemble  0
Conducting 0330, 0331  2 2
History American Pop/Jazz 0132/0138  3 0
Score Reading 0344 0 2
Analysis 0345 2
American Music C086 3 0
Music Electives 3 3
Music Elective 0 2
Academic Elective 3
  15 14
     
Degree Total:  124

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