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Music Therapy

Kenneth Aigen, DA, Coordinator of Undergraduate Programs

215.204.8311

kaigen@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 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  
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
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 Human Behavior 3 GB
GenEd 08xx Quantitative Literacy 4 GQ
Subtotal      17  
 
Sophomore Year - 1st Semester  
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
Music 2201 or 2401 or 2501 Concentration 2  
Music Studies 2105 *Jazz Secondary Piano 1  
Music Education 3635 *Functional Guitar 1  
Music Education 3631 Functional Voice 1  
Music Varies Ensemble 1  
Music Studies 2711 Theory III 4  
Music Education 4641 Music Therapy Experiences I 1  
Music Education 4616 Developmental Music Therapy 3  
IH 0851 or 0951 Mosaic: Humanities Seminar I 3 GY
Subtotal     17  
         
Sophomore Year - 2nd Semester  
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
Music 2202 or 2402 or 2502 Concentration 2  
Music Studies 2106 *Jazz Secondary Piano 1  
Music Education 3636 *Functional Guitar 1  
Music Education 3632 Functional Voice 1  
Music Varies Ensemble 1  
Music Studies 2712 Theory IV 4  
IH 0852 or 0952 Mosaic: Humanities Seminar II 3 GZ
Music Education 4614 Psychiatric Music Therapy 3  
Music Education   4642 Music Therapy Experiences II 1  
Subtotal     17  
         
Junior Year - 1st Semester  
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
Music Education 3633 *Functional Piano 1  
Music 2323 Basic Conducting 1  
Music Studies 2703 Music in History 3  
Music Education 4619 Medical/Rehabilitative Music Therapy 3  
Music Education 4643 Music Therapy Experiences III 1  
Music Education 3689 *Fieldwork in Music Therapy 2  
GenEd 08xx Science & Technology I 3 GS
Psychology 2301 Developmental Psychology 3  
Subtotal     17  
         
Junior Year - 2nd Semester  
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
Music Education 3634 *Functional Piano 1  
Music 2324 Conducting Intermediate 1  
Music Education 3689 *Fieldwork in Music Therapy 2  
Psychology 2201 Psychopathology 3  
Music Studies 3696 Music in History 3 WI
GenEd 08xx Science & Technology II 3 GS
GenEd  08xx U.S. Society 3 GU
Subtotal     16  
         
Senior Year - 1st Semester  
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
Music Education 4696 Music Therapy Research 3 WI
Music Studies 3196 History of Pop 3 WI
Music Education 3689 *Fieldwork in Music Therapy 2  
GenEd 08xx World Society 3 GG
GenEd 08xx Race & Diversity 3 GD
Subtotal      14  
         
Senior Year - 2nd Semester  
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
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 Internship 6  
Subtotal      12  
         
Degree Total 127  


*NOTES

 

Voice Concentrations

  • In lieu of Music 1211-1212: Voice (2 s.h.), classical singers must take Music Studies 2114: History of Jazz (3 s.h.); jazz singers must take 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, 1406, 2405: Secondary Piano (3 s.h.), classical pianists must take Music Studies 2114: History of Jazz (3 s.h.); jazz pianists must take Music Studies 4112: Jazz Arranging I (3 s.h.).
  • In lieu of Music 2405, 2406: Secondary Piano, 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 Music Education 3633-3634: Functional Piano, unless waived upon examination by instructor.

Guitar Concentrations

  • In lieu of Music Education 1658, 1659: Guitar (2 s.h.), classical guitarists must take Music Studies 2114: History of Jazz (3 s.h.); jazz guitarists must take 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, 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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