This major is a program that prepares individuals, in association with a rehabilitation team or in private practice, to use music in therapeutic relationships to address patients' physical, psychological, cognitive, emotional, and social needs.
Includes instruction in music theory and performance, human growth and development, biomedical sciences, abnormal psychology, disabling conditions, patient assessment and diagnosis, treatment plan development and implementation, clinical evaluation, record-keeping, and professional standards and ethics.
Search for colleges that offer a degree in Music Therapy/Therapist Major (use the College Search feature and enter "music therapy" in the major search field). Read the school’s department pages, they are often loaded with useful and specific information about the field.
What can you do with a major/degree in Music Therapy/Therapist Major?
As a Music Therapist, you may work in any number of settings including (but not exclusive to) outpatient health agencies, day treatment facilities, hospitals, clinics, homeless shelters, and community and non-profit organizations.
Trade Associations and Professional Organizations in Music Therapy/Therapist Major
Professional associations are groups of professionals dedicated to topics in specific fields. Professional associations provide a wealth of online resources, some of which are geared specifically towards students. These organizations typically also host conferences and events, providing great opportunities for learning and networking across your field of interest.
Publications/Magazines in Music Therapy/Therapist Major