Bachelor of Music in Music Therapy

Rollo Dilworth
Chair, Music Education and Music Therapy Department
215-204-8310
rollo.dilworth@temple.edu

Darlene Brooks
Director of Music Therapy Program
215-204-8340
dmbrooks@temple.edu

Wendy Magee
Coordinator of Undergraduate Music Therapy Program
215-204-8314
wmagee@temple.edu

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.

The Music Therapy degree program is a four and a half year degree program, including post-academic clinical training. The Music Therapy clinical training continues one semester past the Second Semester of the Senior Year.

SUMMARY OF REQUIREMENTS

The Bachelor of Music in Music Therapy is conferred upon a student by recommendation of the faculty and upon the satisfactory completion of a minimum of 130 credits. This major requires a concentration; the available concentrations are Bassoon, Brass, Cello, Clarinet, Classical Guitar, Double Bass, Euphonium, Flute, French Horn, Harp, Harpsichord, Historical Keyboard Instruments, Oboe, Percussion, Piano, Saxophone, String, Trombone, Trumpet, Tuba, Viola, Violin, Voice, and Woodwinds.

University Requirements

  • All students are required to complete the university's General Education (GenEd) curriculum.
  • All students must take a minimum of two writing-intensive courses. The specific writing-intensive courses for the major are MUST 3196, MUST 3696, and MUED 4696.

Clinical Training

A total of 1200 hours of supervised clinical training is required prior to graduation.

Students must be continually enrolled in MUED 4685 Music Therapy Clinical Internship  for a total of 1000 hours. A student beginning an internship in Year 4 Spring will also need to register for this in the Year 4 Summer session and possibly Year 5 Fall; credits can be distributed across semesters differently but must total 6.

Music Therapy Grades

Grades below C in any music therapy course may not be applied toward degree requirements in music therapy. All students are permitted to repeat a course one time. Students who need to repeat a course a second time must obtain the approval of the dean/designee of their home school or college and be registered with assistance. Except as permitted by this policy, no students may repeat a course a third time.

Students who have exhausted course attempts for course(s) required for their major will be required to change majors.

Program Requirements

General Education courses32
Music Theory
MUST 1711Theory I4
MUST 1712Theory II4
MUST 2711Theory III4
MUST 2712Theory IV4
Music History
MUST 2704Music in History3
MUST 3196History of Pop3
MUST 3696Music in History3
Intermediate Conducting
MUSC 2323Basic Conducting1
MUSC 2324Conducting Intermediate1
Psychology
PSY 1001Introduction to Psychology3
PSY 2201Foundations of Psychopathology3
PSY 2301Foundations of Developmental Psychology3
Functional Piano, Voice, and Guitar
MUED 3631Functional Voice I 11
MUED 3632Functional Voice II 11
MUED 3633Functional Piano I 11
MUED 3634Functional Piano II 11
MUED 3635Functional Guitar I 11
MUED 3636Functional Guitar II 11
Music Therapy
MUED 3689Fieldwork in Music Therapy2
MUED 3789Fieldwork in Music Therapy II2
MUED 3889Fieldwork in Music Therapy III2
MUED 4611Music Therapy Overview3
MUED 4613Music Therapy Foundations3
MUED 4614Psychiatric Music Therapy3
MUED 4616Developmental Music Therapy3
MUED 4618Music Therapy Ethics2
MUED 4619Medical/Rehabilitative Music Therapy3
MUED 4641Music Therapy Experiences I: Creative Methods1
MUED 4642Music Therapy Experiences II: Recreative Methods1
MUED 4643Music Therapy Experiences III: Receptive Methods1
MUED 4685Music Therapy Clinical Internship 26
MUED 4696Music Therapy Research3
Concentration
Select the courses specific to your concentration:
MUSC 1201Voice Concentration2
or MUSC 1401 Piano Concentration
or MUSC 1501 Instrumental Concentration
MUSC 1202Voice Concentration2
or MUSC 1402 Piano Concentration
or MUSC 1502 Instrumental Concentration
MUSC 2201Voice Concentration2
or MUSC 2401 Piano Concentration
or MUSC 2501 Instrumental Concentration
MUSC 2202Voice Concentration2
or MUSC 2402 Piano Concentration
or MUSC 2502 Instrumental Concentration
Secondary Piano
MUSC 1405Secondary Piano for Music Majors 11
MUST 1106Jazz Secondary Piano 11
MUST 2105Jazz Secondary Piano1
MUST 2106Jazz Secondary Piano1
MUST 3105Jazz Class Piano1
Guitar
MUED 1658Guitar I 11
MUED 1659Guitar II 11
Voice
MUSC 1211Voice Class 11
MUSC 1212Voice Class 11
Ensembles
Consult with advisor to select the appropriate Ensemble courses4
Total Credit Hours130
1

Voice Concentrations

Piano Concentrations

Guitar Concentrations

2

Must be continually enrolled in MUED 4685 Music Therapy Clinical Internship for a total of 1000 hours. A student beginning an internship in Spring will also need to register for this in the Summer session and possibly Fall; credits can be distributed across semesters differently but must total 6.

Suggested Academic Plan

Bachelor of Music: Music Therapy

Requirements for New Students starting in the 2016-2017 Academic Year

Year 1
FallCredit Hours
MUSC 1405Secondary Piano for Music Majors11
MUSC 1211Voice Class11
MUED 4611Music Therapy Overview3
MUED 1658Guitar I11
Ensemble1
MUST 1711Theory I4
ENG 0802, 0812, or 0902Analytical Reading and Writing [GW]4
Select one of the following:2
Voice Concentration 
Piano Concentration 
Instrumental Concentration 
 Term Credit Hours17
Spring
MUST 1106Jazz Secondary Piano11
MUSC 1212Voice Class11
MUED 1659Guitar II11
Ensemble1
MUST 1712Theory II4
GenEd Quantitative Literacy Course [GQ]4
PSY 1001Introduction to Psychology3
Select one of the following:2
Voice Concentration 
Piano Concentration 
Instrumental Concentration 
 Term Credit Hours17
Year 2
Fall
MUST 2105Jazz Secondary Piano1
MUED 3635Functional Guitar I11
MUSC 2323Basic Conducting1
Ensemble1
MUST 2711Theory III4
MUED 4641Music Therapy Experiences I: Creative Methods1
MUED 4616Developmental Music Therapy3
IH 0851 or 0951Mosaic: Humanities Seminar I [GY]3
Select one of the following:2
Voice Concentration 
Piano Concentration 
Instrumental Concentration 
 Term Credit Hours17
Spring
MUST 2106Jazz Secondary Piano1
MUED 3636Functional Guitar II11
MUSC 2324Conducting Intermediate1
Ensemble1
MUST 2712Theory IV4
IH 0852 or 0952Mosaic: Humanities Seminar II [GZ]3
PSY 2301Foundations of Developmental Psychology3
MUED 4642Music Therapy Experiences II: Recreative Methods1
Select one of the following:2
Voice Concentration 
Piano Concentration 
Instrumental Concentration 
 Term Credit Hours17
Year 3
Fall
MUED 3633Functional Piano I11
MUED 3631Functional Voice I11
MUST 3196History of Pop [WI]3
MUED 4614Psychiatric Music Therapy3
MUED 4643Music Therapy Experiences III: Receptive Methods1
MUED 3689Fieldwork in Music Therapy2
GenEd Breadth Course3
GenEd Breadth Course3
 Term Credit Hours17
Spring
MUED 3634Functional Piano II11
MUED 3632Functional Voice II11
MUED 3789Fieldwork in Music Therapy II2
MUST 2704Music in History3
PSY 2201Foundations of Psychopathology3
GenEd Breadth Course3
GenEd Breadth Course3
 Term Credit Hours16
Year 4
Fall
MUED 4696Music Therapy Research [WI]3
MUST 3696Music in History [WI]3
MUED 3889Fieldwork in Music Therapy III2
MUED 4619Medical/Rehabilitative Music Therapy3
GenEd Breadth Course3
GenEd Breadth Course3
 Term Credit Hours17
Spring
MUED 4613Music Therapy Foundations3
MUST 3105Jazz Class Piano1
MUED 4618Music Therapy Ethics2
MUED 4685Music Therapy Clinical Internship22
 Term Credit Hours8
Summer
MUED 4685Music Therapy Clinical Internship22
 Term Credit Hours2
Year 5
Fall
MUED 4685Music Therapy Clinical Internship22
 Term Credit Hours2
 Total Credit Hours: 130
1

Voice Concentrations

Piano Concentrations

Guitar Concentrations

2

Must be continually enrolled in MUED 4685 Music Therapy Clinical Internship for a total of 1000 hours. A student beginning an internship in Spring will also need to register for this in the Summer session and possibly Fall; credits can be distributed across semesters differently but must total 6.