Discontinued Program - Music Therapy

Program:
Music Therapy
Program Code:
7316 Music Therapy
Program Level:
Undergraduate
Award Type:
Bachelor of Music
Start Term:
FS07
End Term:
SS09


Excerpt from the official Academic Programs Catalog:

Listed below are the approved requirements for the program from the official Academic Programs Catalog.
Students must consult their advisors to learn which specific requirements apply to their degree programs.
Following this section are the requirements as represented in Degree Navigator, MSU's online advising tool. The Degree Navigator section is only available for programs using Degree Navigator for degree certification.

College of Music

Undergraduate Programs

Music Therapy

The Bachelor of Music degree program in music therapy is designed to prepare students for careers in therapeutic music in various hospital, school, and rehabilitation settings.  The program focuses on the preparation of music therapists who will work primarily with persons who have mental illness, physical impairments, and mental impairments.

Nine semesters of study are required for the bachelor's degree in music therapy.  Students who complete the program are eligible for registration with the National Association for Music Therapy.  They are also eligible to take the National Board Certification examination for Music Therapists.

Requirements for the Bachelor of Music Degree in Music Therapy

  1. The University requirements for bachelor's degrees as described in the Undergraduate Education section of this catalog; 120 to 127 credits, including general elective credits, are required for the Bachelor of Music degree in Music Therapy with piano as the performance area, whereas 120 to 129 credits, including general elective credits, are required for the Bachelor of Music degree in Music Therapy with stringed instruments, wind instruments, percussion instruments, or voice as the performance area.

    The University's Tier II writing requirement for the Music Therapy major is met by completing Music 381. That course is referenced in item 3. a. below.
  2. The requirements of the College of Music for the Bachelor of Music degree.
  3. The following requirements for the major:
                   
    a. The courses that are listed above under the heading General Requirements for All of the Bachelor's Degree Programs in the College of Music (26 credits).
    b. Music activity requirement (5 credits):
    All students enrolled in the Bachelor of Music degree program in music therapy are required to participate in a major ensemble as designated by the College of Music during the first six semesters of enrollment in the program, excluding summers. Students may choose either a jazz or classical track. Music majors must perform an audition for placement into an ensemble in order to receive ensemble credit toward their degree. A minimum of 6 credits in courses approved by the College of Music is required. Students who are enrolled in the music therapy major for more than six semesters may elect to complete more than 6 credits in approved courses that are related to the major ensemble requirement.
    c. Complete the requirements for one of the following five performance areas (11 or 13 credits):
    (1) Piano  (11 credits):
    (a) Private instruction in piano.  This requirement must be met by completing 8 credits of Music 150A and 2 credits of Music 350A. MUS 230 Beginning Jazz Improvisation I may be substituted for the 300–level course (10 credits).
    (b) The following course (1 credit):
    MUS 145 Class Instruction in Voice I 1
    (2) Stringed Instruments:  Harp, Violin, Viola, Cello, and Double Bass (13 credits):
    (a) Private instruction in harp, violin, viola, cello, or double bass.  This requirement must be met by completing one of the following pairs of courses, with 8 credits in the 100–level course and 2 credits in the 300–level course:  Music 150C, 350C; 152A, 352A; 152B, 352B; 152C, 352C; 152D, 352D (10 credits). MUS 230 Beginning Jazz Improvisation I may be substituted for the 300-level course.
    (b) Two credits from the following courses:
    MUS 141 Class Instruction in Piano I 1
    MUS 142 Class Instruction in Piano II 1
    MUS 150A Piano 1 or 2
    For students who have studied piano previously, the piano requirement may be waived by examination.
    (c) The following course (1 credit):
    MUS 145 Class Instruction in Voice I 1
    (3) Wind Instruments:  Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Saxophone, Bassoon, Trumpet, Horn, Trombone, Euphonium, and Tuba (13 credits):
    (a) Private instruction in flute, oboe, clarinet, saxophone, bassoon, trumpet, horn, trombone, euphonium, or tuba.  This requirement must be met by completing one of the following pairs of courses, with 8 credits in the 100–level course and 2 credits in the 300–level course:  Music 153A, 353A; 153B, 353B; 153C, 353C; 153D, 353D; 153E, 353E; 154A, 354A; 154B, 354B; 154C, 354C; 154D, 354D; 154E, 354E. MUS 230 Beginning Jazz Improvisation I may be substituted for the 300–level course. (10 credits).
    (b) Two credits from the following courses:
    MUS 141 Class Instruction in Piano I 1
    MUS 142 Class Instruction in Piano II 1
    MUS 150A Piano  1 or 2
    For students who have studied piano previously, the piano requirement may be waived by examination.
    (c) The following course (1 credit):
    MUS 145 Class Instruction in Voice I 1
    (4) Percussion Instruments (13 credits):
    (a) Private instruction in percussion instruments. This requirement must be met by completing 8 credits of Music 155 and 2 credits of Music 355. MUS 230 Beginning Jazz Improvisation I may be substituted for the 300–level course. (10 credits).
    (b) Two credits from the following courses:
    MUS 141 Class Instruction in Piano I 1
    MUS 142 Class Instruction in Piano II 1
    MUS 150A Piano 1 or 2
    For students who have studied piano previously, the piano requirement may be waived by examination.
    (c) The following course (1 credit):
    MUS 145 Class Instruction in Voice I 1
    (5) Voice  (12 credits):
    (a) Private instruction in voice.  This requirement must be met by completing 6 credits of Music 151 and 2 credits of Music 351. MUS 230 Beginning Jazz Improvisation I may be substituted for the 300–level course. (10 credits).
    (b) Two credits from the following courses:
    MUS 141 Class Instruction in Piano I 1
    MUS 142 Class Instruction in Piano II 1
    MUS 150A Piano 1 or 2
    For students who have studied piano previously, the piano requirement may be waived by examination.
    (c) All of the following courses (2 credits):
    MUS 143 English Diction for Singers 1
    MUS 144 Italian Diction for Singers 1
    d. All of the following courses (48 credits):
    CEP 240 Diverse Learners in Multicultural Perspective 3
    MUS 160 Class Instruction in Guitar 1
    MUS 270 Music Therapy:  Foundations and Principles 3
    MUS 271 Music Therapy:  Instrumental, Vocal and Movement Techniques 3
    MUS 371 Music Therapy:  Treatment Planning and Case Management 3
    MUS 470 Music Therapy:  Mental and Behavioral Disorders 3
    MUS 471 Music Therapy:  Physical and Developmental Disabilities 3
    MUS 473 Music Therapy: Active and Receptive Strategies 3
    MUS 476 Music Psychology 3
    MUS 478 Quantitative and Qualitative Research in Music Therapy 3
    MUS 492 Music Therapy: Clinical Practicum 5
    MUS 493 Music Therapy: Internship 1
    PSY 101 Introductory Psychology 4
    PSY 244 Developmental Psychology:  Infancy Through Childhood 3
    PSY 280 Abnormal Psychology 3
    PSL 250 Introductory Physiology 4
    The completion of Music 493 satisfies the capstone experience requirement for the music therapy major.
    Two of the 5 credits of Music 492 must be taken in two consecutive semesters during one academic year.