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Bachelor of Music Therapy

Music Therapy is the clinical and evidence-based use of music interventions to accomplish individualized goals within a therapeutic relationship by a credentialed professional who has completed an approved music therapy program.

Music therapy interventions can be designed to:

  1. promote wellness
  2. manage stress
  3. alleviate pain
  4. express feelings
  5. enhance memory
  6. improve communication
  7. promote physical rehabilitation.

Research in music therapy supports its effectiveness in a wide variety of healthcare and educational settings. (Source: the web site of the American Music Therapy Association)

Music Therapy program at EMU

Founded in 1976, the EMU Music Therapy program prepares students to work with a variety of people with special needs using music-centered therapy goals.

Study. Coursework includes music theory, music history, orchestration, conducting and music therapy methods and principles with master-teachers.

Perform. Performance is a cornerstone of the education music therapy students receive at EMU.

Prepare to become clinicians. Area clinical professionals welcome EMU's Music Therapy students becauseof the professional emphasis and outstanding reputation of our program.

Bachelor of Music Therapy


Bachelor of Music Therapy – EMU Catalog

Program Interview- required part of the audition

Post-Baccalaureate Certificate: Music Therapy Equivalency

The School of Music & Dance is part of the College of Arts & Sciences, 214 Pray-Harrold • Faculty Resources