Additional Admission Criteria
- Students should be able to qualify for CONSVTY 101, Applied Study for Freshman, for two hours of credit in their major performance area.
- Students should have enough proficiency at the piano to play popular songs and church hymns, and to harmonize simple folk songs. The ability to play by ear is useful.
- Emotional stability and good physical stamina are also essential for a music therapist.
- Applicants are required to complete an interview with a music therapy faculty member prior to admission.
In order to continue in the B.A. in music therapy degree program, a minimum 3.0 cumulative average in CONSVTY 128, CONSVTY 180 and CONSVTY 130 is required by the end of the student's first year as a music therapy major. A student who fails to do so is considered to be on probation, and must retake the class or classes that caused the GPA to be under 3.0. The grade from the second taking of a class will supersede the grade for the first taking of a class when figuring the 3.0 minimum requirement.
Music Therapy Emphasis Area Required Music Courses
CONSVTY 101- CONSVTY 301
CONSVTY 121, CONSVTY 122, CONSVTY 221, CONSVTY 222A
CONSVTY 129A, CONSVTY 129B, CONSVTY 229A, CONSVTY 229B
CONSVTY 223- CONSVTY 310
CONSVTY 302/ CONSVTY 306A/ CONSVTY 306C/ CONSVTY 307C/ CONSVTY 308A/ CONSVTY 301C (8 semesters)(c)
CONSVTY 351- CONSVTY 352
CONSVTY 373G -or- GUITAR 100B
CONSVTY 380-or- CONSVTY 381
CONSVTY 425A-or- CONSVTY 425B
(a) Proficiency level 301 (2 hrs) in the major applied field must be passed.
(b) Successful completion of CONSVTY 310, Keyboard Skills IV, with a grade of B- or better is required.
(c) If the applied area is in voice, two opera productions as assigned by the choral faculty in consultation with voice and opera faculty are required.
Music Therapy Emphasis Area Required Courses
(a) Must be taken concurrently with CONSVTY 260.
(b) Must be taken concurrently with CONSVTY 408.
(c) Must be taken concurrently with CONSVTY 409.
Music Therapy Emphasis Area General Studies Courses
HISTORY 101/ HISTORY 102
Graduates may apply for membership by contacting the American Music Therapy Association (AMTA). For Board Certification, graduates may contact the Certification Board for Music Therapy (CBMT). All coursework must be completed before beginning CONSVTY 410 Conservatory Experience. Therapy students are required to enroll in a professional liability insurance program.