Music Therapy - B.Mus.

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Overview

About the Degree: 

The program of study leading to the Bachelor of Music with a major in music therapy prepares the student for a career in the use of music to restore, maintain, or improve mental and/or physical health. Post-graduate employment opportunities include, but are not limited to, rehabilitative environments such as hospitals and special education programs within the framework of the public school system. The curriculum includes a strong emphasis in psychology and the social sciences and multiple opportunities to become involved in the profession through observation and participation in clinical experiences.

Accreditation: 

Music Therapy Board and the National Association of Schools of Music

Interesting Facts: 
Students are admitted to this degree by petitioning the appropriate applied faculty after the second semester of study. Faculty decisions are based on the quality of the second semester applied jury.
Music Therapy Board Certification requires, in addition to the degree requirements, a six-month internship and successful completion of the Board Certification Examination.

Academics

What you will learn: 

The program of study leading to the degree Bachelor of Music with a major in Music Therapy includes a comprehensive study of the field of music with a strong emphasis in psychology and the social sciences. It is structured to provide a foundation in the scientific application of music in rehabilitative environments, and it includes a large field experience component. Students completing the degree are eligible to become Board Certified Music Therapists after completion of an internship and passing the Board Certification Examination.

Beyond the Classroom

General Research Information: 

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Careers

Salary: 
High Salary: 
$60,000
Low Salary: 
$40,000
Employers: 
  • Athens Christian School
  • Bibb County Schools
  • Calquitt County Schools
  • Entertainment Companies
  • Festival Organizations
  • Forsyth County Schools
  • Fulton County Schools
  • Gwinnett County Schools
  • Jones County Broad of Education
  • Madison County Schools
  • Orchestras and Bands
  • Rental Property Sites
  • Media Firms
  • Osborne Middle School
  • Rock & Roll Industry
  • Music and Film Studios
  • Performing Arts Centers
  • The Atlanta Opera
  • Music and Video Stores
  • Piano Tuning Companies
  • The University of Georgia
  • Music Industry Associations
  • Production Companies
  • University of South Dakota
  • Music Therapy Centers
  • Public Relations
  • Washington County Schools
  • Newton County School System
  • Publishing Firms
  • Young Life Organization
     
Possible Job Titles: 

Students are prepared to enter careers in rehabilitative environments such as hospitals, retardation centers, substance abuse centers, and special education programs within the framework of the public school system. Graduates are also prepared to engage in studio teaching, church music, and other areas of performance.

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