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  Jan 17, 2018
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog

Music - Emphasis in Music Therapy (Music B.M.)

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Bachelor of Music (B.M.) Degree

See the "Requirements for Baccalaureate Degrees " section of this catalog.

Major in Music - Emphasis in Music Therapy

(Major Code: 223)

Students completing this degree program will be prepared to enter music therapy profession. Following all course work and a six-month internship, students are eligible for professional membership with the American Music Therapy Association. Students also are eligible to take a national certification exam. Upon successful completion of this exam, students will receive board certification (MT-BC).

Emphasis Options

  • Instrumental
  • Keyboard
  • Voice

Requirements for All Music Majors

Refer to the "School of Music " section of this catalog.

University Core Curriculum Requirements

Refer to the “University Core Curriculum ” section of this catalog.

From Life and Physical Sciences - Code 30 (6 hours)

Lab hours will count towards Code 90.

From Creative Arts - Code 50 (3 hours)

Note: Music majors cannot receive core credit for MUSI 1306  or MUSI 1310 .

From Social and Behavioral Sciences - Code 80 (3 hours)

From Component Area Option - Code 90 (2 hours)

MUAP 10XX (two credit hours for each of four semesters)


MUAP 30XX (two credit hours for each of two semesters)


Major ensemble (two or more semester hours)

Music therapy professional sequence

Students must receive approval from the director of music therapy before entering the music therapy professional sequence. Students may apply for acceptance into the sequence during the first month of the first semester of the sophomore year (third semester at WTAMU). Complete applications will be reviewed only twice per year. For admission requirements and application procedures, see the director of music therapy.

Required Music Courses for Emphases

Voice Emphasis

Additional Required Courses for all Emphases from Other Departments

Other Requirements for all Emphases

  • A minimum of eight semester of major ensemble are required; enrollment in major ensemble is required in every semester for which the student is enrolled in 9 or more hours.
  • Recital, concert, weekly seminar and departmental meeting attendance.
  • Capstone recital project before graduation: This recital may feature the student's major instrument, music therapy demonstration or a combination of these. If a music therapy demonstration is included, it must involve performances on the student's major instrument plus another instrument.



Students must satisfactorily (which means a grade of "C" or better in MUSI 4398 ) complete a six-month internship with an approved institution prior to being awarded the degree.

Advising Services Degree Checklists and Curriculum Guides

The following Degree Checklists and Curriculum Guides (suggested course sequence) are available by linking to Advising Services Degree Checklists:

  • Music - Music Therapy Emphasis - Instrumental B.M.
  • Music - Music Therapy Emphasis - Keyboard B.M.
  • Music - Music Therapy Emphasis - Voice B.M.

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