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Music Therapy

Darlene Brooks, Coordinator of Undergraduate Programs
215-204-8340
dmbrooks@temple.edu
www.temple.edu/musictherapy

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.

 

Bachelor of Music: Music Therapy

Freshman Year - 1st Semester  
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
Music 1501, 1401, 1201 Performance Concentration 2  
Music 1405 Secondary Piano 1  
Music 1211 *Voice Class 1  
Music Studies 2113 History of Pop 3  
Music Ed 1658 *Guitar I 1  
Music Varies Ensemble 1  
Music Studies 1711 Theory I 4 AR
English 1022 College Composition 3 RC
Subtotal      16  
 
Freshman Year - 2nd Semester  
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
Music 1502, 1402, 1202 Performance Concentration 2  
Music 1406 Secondary Piano for Music Major 1  
Music 1212 *Voice Class 1  
Music Ed 1659 *Guitar II 1  
Music Varies Ensemble 1  
Music Studies 1712 Theory II 4  
Psych 1061 Psychology as a Social Science 3 IN
Music Studies 4715 World Music 3  
Subtotal      16  
 
Sophomore Year - 1st Semester  
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
Music 2501, 2401, 2201 Concentration 2  
Music Studies 2105 *Jazz Secondary Piano 1  
Music Ed 3635 *Functional Guitar 1  
Music Ed 3631 Functional Voice 1  
Music Varies Ensemble 1  
Music Studies 2711 Theory III 4 QB
Music Ed 4611 Music Therapy Overview 3  
Math 1011 College Math 3 QA
Subtotal      16  
 
Sophomore Year - 2nd Semester  
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
Music 2502, 2402, 2202 Concentration 2  
Music 2106 *Jazz Secondary Piano 1  
Music Ed 3636 *Functional Guitar 1  
Music Ed 3632 Functional Voice 1  
Music Varies Ensemble 1  
Music Studies 2712 Theory IV 4  
Music Studies 2703 Music in History 3  
Music Ed 4614 Psychiatric Music Therapy 3  
Subtotal      16  
 
Junior Year - 1st Semester  
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
Music Ed 3633 *Functional Piano 1  
Music 2323 Basic Conducting 1  
Music Studies 3696 Music in History 3 WI
Music Ed 4615 Rehabilitative Music Therapy 3  
Music Ed 3689 *MT Clinical Training 2  
IH 1196 Intellectual Heritage I 3 IA
Physics 1003 Physics (Acoustics) 3 SA
Subtotal      16  
 
Junior Year - 2nd Semester  
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
Music Ed 3634 *Functional Piano 1  
Music 2324 Conducting Intermediate 1  
Music Ed 4616 Developmental Music Therapy 3  
Music Ed 3689 *MT Clinical Training 2  
IH 1297 Intellectual Heritage II 3 IB
Music Studies 4711 Computers in Musical Applications 3 SB
Subtotal      13  
 
Senior Year - 1st Semester  
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
Music 3405 Jazz Secondary Piano 1  
Music Ed 4617 Medical Music Therapy 3  
Music Ed 3689 MT Clinical Training* 2  
Kinesiology 1223 Human Anatomy and Physiology I 4 SA
Psych 2301 Developmental Psychology 3  
Core Elective Language or International Studies (Rel 1101) 3 IS
Subtotal      16  
 
Senior Year - 2nd Semester  
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
Music Ed 4613 Music Therapy Foundations 3  
Music Ed 4696 Music Therapy Research 3 WI
Music Ed 4618 Music Therapy Ethics 2  
Psych 2201 Psychopathology 3  
Core Elective Language or International Studies (Anthro 1061) 3 IS
Sociology 1476 American Ethnicity 3 AC, RS
Subtotal      17  
 
5th Year - Senior Internship
Music Ed MT Clinical Training* 1-6  
Subtotal 1-6  
 
Degree Total 127-132  


*NOTES

Voice Concentrations

  • In lieu of Voice 1211-1212 (2 s.h.), classical singers must take History of Jazz 2114 (3 s.h.); jazz singers must take Commercial Arranging 4112 (3 s.h.).
  • Classical and jazz singers must take Functional Voice 3631-3632 unless waived by examination.

Piano Concentrations

  • In lieu of Secondary Piano 1405, 1406, 2405 (3 s.h.), classical pianists must take History of Jazz 2114 (3 s.h.); jazz pianists must take Commercial Arranging 4112 (3 s.h.).
  • In lieu of Secondary Piano 2405, 2406, classical pianists must take 2 credits of jazz piano; jazz pianists must take 2 credits of jazz electives.
  • Both classical and jazz pianists must take Functional Piano 3633-3634 unless waived upon examination by instructor.

Guitar Concentrations

  • In lieu of Guitar 1658, 1659 (2 s.h.), classical guitarists must take History of Jazz 2114 (3 s.h.), jazz guitarists must take Arranging 4112 (3 s.h.).
  • Both classical and jazz guitarists must take Functional Guitar 3635-3636 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, 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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