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Music Therapy

Achieving Competence through Community Partnerships

For disabled individuals, making music is not just a healthy expression, but a chance for normalization, self-actualization and holistic growth. As a music therapist, you can make a difference by helping this harmonic convergence take place.

Music therapists work with diverse client populations — from infants in a neonatal unit to children with special needs, adolescents with behavior challenges, adults with developmental disabilities, older adults with intellectual impairments and individuals facing the end of life.

Shenandoah’s Bachelor of Music Therapy program features a process-oriented approach that prepares you to interact with individuals in a wide range of circumstances, and to design, implement and evaluate therapeutic music experiences tailored to individual interests and needs. Our program offers a classical applied emphasis, as well as a jazz emphasis for students whose primary instrument is saxophone, trumpet, trombone, piano, guitar, bass or percussion.

Shenandoah’s Master of Music Therapy program features a process-oriented approach that prepares you to interact with individuals in a wide range of circumstances, and to design, implement and evaluate therapeutic music experiences tailored to the individual’s interests and needs.

Shenandoah’s Professional Studies Program features a process-oriented approach that prepares you to interact with individuals in a wide range of circumstances, and to design, implement and evaluate therapeutic music experiences which are tailored to the individual’s interests and needs.

The program is designed for students who hold a bachelor’s degree in music or a related field and are seeking a career as a music therapist with the credential, Music Therapist-Board Certified (MT-BC). Based on review of your undergraduate degree transcripts, prior work-related experience and skill-related needs, and in addition to the completion of core music therapy courses, other courses may be required for eligibility to sit for the national examination in music therapy and to demonstrate professional competencies established by the American Music Therapy Association.

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