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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 05 1 0
Jazz Piano 06 0 1
* Voice 11,12 1 1
English Diction 25 1 0
* Guitar 58-59 1 1
Ensemble 1 1
Intro. to Mus. Theory and Lit. 45 2 0
Aural Theory 41, 42 2 2
Theory C143 0 3
Psychology C050, 0150 3 3
Multicultural Music or World Music 330 0 3
College Composition R050 3 0
  17 17
Sophomore Year 1st Sem 2nd Sem
Concentration 2 2
*Jazz Secondary Piano 105, 106 1 1
* Functional Guitar 267, 268 1 1
Conducting 123, 124 1 1
Ensemble 1 1
Aural Theory 141, 142 2 2
Theory 144, C243 3 3
Music History 161 0 2
Music Therapy Application 354, 356 3 3
Math C55 3 0
  17 16
Junior Year 1st Sem 2nd Sem
* Functional Piano 257, 258 1 1
Music in History W260, W261 3 3
MT Methods 371, 371 3 3
MT Fieldwork 362 0 2
MT Ethics 374 0 2
Intellectual Heritage X051, X052 3 3
Physics (Acoustics) C067 3 0
#Computers in Mus. Appl. C315 0 3
Psychology 131 3 0
  16 17
Senior Year 1st Sem 2nd Sem
* Jazz Secondary Piano 205 1 0
MT Methods 371 3 0
MT Fieldwork 362, 362 2 2
MT Research W364 0 3
Physiology C100 4 0
Group Dynamics PEP 312 0 3
Psych. 161 0 3
Language or International Studies
(Relig X53; Anthro C61)
3 3
American Studies Soc R064 0 3
Arts Elective 3 0
  16 17
6 Month Internship    
Music Therapy Internship 376 3 3
     
A total of 1,040 hours must be satisfactorily completed prior to granting of the degree.    
     
Degree Total: 139

* In lieu of Voice 11, 12 (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 05, 06 1 1
* Voice 11, 12 1 1
English Diction 25 1 0
Guitar 58, 59 1 1
Ensemble 1 1
Intro. to Mus. Theory 45 2 0
Aural Skills 31, 32 2 2
Theory C143 (4) 0 3
History of Pop 132 3 0
Psychology C050 0 3
Multicultural Music or World Music 330 0 3
College Composition R050 3 0
  17 17
Sophomore Year 1st Sem 2nd Sem
Jazz Concentration 2 2
Jazz Secondary Piano 105, 106 1 1
* Functional Guitar 267, 268 1 1
Conducting 123, 124 1 1
Ensemble 1 1
Aural Skills 33 2 0
Theory 144, C243 3 3
Music History 161 0 2
History of Jazz 138 0 3
MT Applications 354, 356 3 3
Psych. 150 3 0
  17 17
Junior Year 1st Sem 2nd Sem
* Functional Piano 257, 258 1 1
Music in History W260, W261 3 3
MT Methods 371, 371 3 3
MT Fieldwork 362 0 2
MT Ethics 374 0 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 205 1 0
Commercial Arranging 331 3 0
MT Fieldwork 362, 362 2 2
MT Methods 373 3 0
MT Research W364 0 3
Physiology C100 4 0
Psych. 131 0 3
Psych. 161 0 3
Lang. or Int'l. Stud., (Rel. X53; Anthro. C61) 3 3
Amer. Studies Soc. R064 0 3
  16 17
6 Month Internship    
Music Therapy Internship 376 3 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 11-12, 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."


NON-PERFORMACE PROGRAMS
Bachelor of Science

Major in Music

This non-performing 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 enrolling in the program. This may be done by contacting Ms. Linda White (215-204-8598) at the Boyer College of Music.

Bachelor of Science Music Major
Non-performing Curriculum

Freshman Year 1st Sem 2nd Sem
Secondary Piano 05, 06 1 1
Choral Ensemble 1 1
Aural Theory 41, 42 2 2
Intro to Theory and Lit 45 2 0
Theory C143 0 3
College Composition R050 3 0
Intellectual Heritage X51 0 3
Math C055 0 3
Individual and Society 3 0
Multicultural Music 330 0 3
Related Arts 3 0
  15 16
Sophomore Year 1st Sem 2nd Sem
Secondary Piano 105, 106 1 1
Choral Ensemble 1 1
Aural Theory 141, 142 2 2
Theory 144, C243 3 3
Music in History 160, 161 2 2
Foreign Language 51, 52 4 4
Physics (Acoustics) C067 3 0
Intellectual Heritage X052 0 3
  16 16
Junior Year 1st Sem 2nd Sem
Choral Ensemble 1 1
Conducting 123, 124 1 1
Counterpoint 343 0 2
Music in History W260, W261 3 3
Keyboard Harmony 241 0 3
Orchestration 242 2 0
Foreign Language 61, 62 3 3
Science B/Computers in Mus. Appl. C315 0 3
American Culture 3 0
Academic Elective 3 0
  16 16
Senior Year 1st Sem 2nd Sem
Choral Ensemble 1 0
Conducting 330, 331 2 2
History American Pop/Jazz 132/138 3 0
Score Reading 344 0 2
Analysis 345 0 2
American Music C86 3 0
Music Electives 3 3
Music Elective 0 2
Academic Elective 3 3
  15 14
     
Degree Total: 124

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