May 06, 2021  
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2010-12 
    
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2010-12 [Archived Catalog]

Music Therapy Major (B.Mus.)


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Major code BM5115

The curriculum attracts students desiring to pursue a career in music therapy, combining musical talent, interest in the behavioral sciences, and service to individuals with special needs and health issues. The curriculum emphasizes musicianship, clinical application, measurement, and practice-related research. The program offers 10 quarters of supervised practicum (service-learning) opportunities in hospice, hospitals, psychiatric facilities for adults and children, extended care facilities, public schools, treatment centers, correctional facilities, and developmental centers. The Music Therapy Campus Clinic, staffed by a Board Certified Music Therapist hired by the Athens Community Music School provides students the opportunity to observe a professional and to work with individuals and their families. Internship selection is assisted by faculty, with students accepted by excellent clinical training programs throughout the country. Coursework prepares the student for positions in medical, education, and community health-related settings, as well as private practice.

Must complete 9 performance lab courses (MUS 090) prior to graduation.

Minimum credit hours required for graduation: 208

Freshman


  • Principal Instrument Credit Hours: 6
    (Must be taken each quarter)
  • Performance Group Credit Hours: 3-6
  • Tier I English Composition Credit Hours: 5

Class Piano


Secondary instrument is piano (class) for all students whose principal instrument is not piano. Piano principals do not have a required second instrument. Piano principals must take MUS 372 and two courses selected from MUS 343, 450, and 458.

Sophomore


  • Principal Instrument Credit Hours: 6
    (Must be taken each quarter)
  • Performance Group Credit Hours: 3–6

Class Piano


Secondary instrument is piano (class) for all students whose principal instrument is not piano. Piano principals do not have a required second instrument. Piano principals must take MUS 372 and two courses selected from MUS 343, 450, and 458.

Junior


  • Principal Instrument Credit Hours: 3
    (Must be taken each quarter)
  • Performance Group Credit Hours: 3–6
  • Dance/Movement - Elective Credit Hours: 2
  • Tier I Junior Composition Credit Hours: 4

Select one of the following two courses:


Senior


  • Behavioral Science Electives:  2 courses
    (Consult the Graduation Requirements - Universitywide  section for EDSP/behavioral science electives that meet Tier II requirements.)
  • MUS *** (Academic/Professional Studies Elective):  3
  • Tier III or Tier III Equivalent Credit Hours: 4
  • Electives Credit Hours: 8

Additional Requirements


The music therapy curriculum meets the requirements of the School of Music, the accreditation requirements of the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM), and the American Music Therapy Association (AMTA). In addition to the regular coursework, the student must complete MUS 489 Clinical Experience (six-month internship) at a clinical facility approved for the training of the music therapy major before graduation. Upon graduation, the student is eligible to take the board certification examination to receive national credentials as a Board Certified Music Therapist (MT-BC) with the Certification Board for Music Therapy.

Proficiencies are required in keyboard, voice, and guitar. Students are referred to the School of Music Undergraduate Handbook, for additional requirements, listing of policies, explanations, and expectations for the College of Fine Arts, the School of Music, and the Music Therapy Division.

Class Piano


Secondary instrument is piano (class) for all students whose principal instrument is not piano. Piano principals do not have a required second instrument. Piano principals must take MUS 372 and two courses selected from MUS 343, 450, and 458.

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