B.A. in Music — Pre-Music Therapy Concentration

This concentration is designed for the music student who wishes to continue into a graduate program in Music Therapy in order to work in an allied health field which uses music within therapeutic relationships to address physical, emotional, cognitive and social needs of individuals. This concentration does not lead to licensing in Music Therapy but is preparation for further study in the field.

For best preparation for graduate study and work in the profession, this concentration should be taken with the psychology minor in Pre- Expressive Therapy (18 credits).

Auditioning/Interviewing for the Pre-Music Therapy Concentration

Acceptance into the Pre-Music Therapy concentration consists of both an interview and an audition on the candidate's primary instrument. Because the Pre-Music Therapy concentration is not a performance degree, the level of performance does not need to reflect the same stringent standards. However, performing skills are important in this discipline and candidates for the degree are required to demonstrate at least intermediate level of accomplishment. They must also demonstrate basic literacy in conventional music notation. Candidates should be prepared to discuss reasons why they wish to pursue the Pre-Music Therapy concentration.

Note: All music majors are required to achieve a minimum grade of C in all music classes.

Pre-Music Therapy Concentration Requirements

These requirements are in addition to university distribution requirements for the B.A.

Course Number Course Title Credits
T113-114 Music Theory I and II 6
T115-116 Ear Training I and II 2
M201-202 Literature of Music I and II 6
M403-404 History of Music I and II 6
M375 Survey of Ethnic and Popular Music of the World 3
A301 Electronic Studio Resources I 2
Applied Piano Study Two semesters from P100, P200, P300, P260
(course depends on student skill level)
Applied Vocal Study Two semesters from V100, V101, V200, V300, V260 (course depends on student skill level) 4
Applied Guitar Study Two semesters from L100, L101, L200, L300, L260 (course depends on student skill level) 4
X002 Accompanying (Requires piano proficiency before enrolling) 2
X040 or X070 Ensemble Participation - 4 semesters † 4
X001 Ensemble Participation - 3 semesters 0
X095 Performance Class - 7 semesters 0
Total Credits 43
† NOTE: For students whose ensemble is choir, it is not permissible to double-up on credits by enrolling in both Concert Choir and Community Chorus, unless the student is graduating in that semester and they have received permission from the Choral Director.