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Music Therapy B. Mus.

School of Music
College of Liberal Arts
  • Program Type: Baccalaureate
  • Requirements for this program are current for Spring 2012
  • Required credits to graduate with this degree: 120
  • Required credits within the major: 107
  • Degree: Bachelor of Music
This program prepares students for a profession in music therapy, using music to influence behavioral changes in people, from pre-school through geriatrics, in a variety of educational and health-related environments.
Program Delivery
This program is available:
  • via classroom (the majority of instruction is face-to-face)
Admission Requirements
Admission to a music program is contingent on passing an audition. Auditions are highly competitive with students normally having studied for a number of years: a minimum of three to four years in voice, guitar, or on an orchestral or band instrument, eight to twelve years on piano. Auditions are held throughout the academic year. Incoming freshmen normally take the audition during the winter of their senior year of high school; transfer students, one semester prior to the term in which they plan to enroll. Students applying for the program in music therapy are required to pass an interview with music education/therapy faculty.
For information about University of Minnesota admission requirements, visit the Office of Admissions website.
General Requirements
All students are required to complete general University and college requirements including writing and liberal education courses. For more information about University-wide requirements, see the liberal education requirements. Required courses for the major or minor in which a student receives a D grade (with or without plus or minus) do not count toward the major or minor (including transfer courses).
Program Requirements
Major Courses
Take all of the following courses for a total of 26 credits.
MUED 1801 - Introduction to Music Therapy (2.0 cr)
MUED 5800 - Group Music Leadership Skills (3.0 cr)
MUED 5804 - Music Therapy Methods and Procedures I (4.0 cr)
MUED 5805 - Music Therapy Methods and Procedures II (4.0 cr)
MUED 5806 - Career Preparation (4.0 cr)
MUED 5669 - Psychology of Music (3.0 cr)
MUED 3807 - Percussion Techniques for Music Therapists (2.0 cr)
MUED 5803 - Therapeutic Management in Music Settings (4.0 cr)
Music Theory and Ear Training
Take all of the following courses for a total of 12 credits.
MUS 1501 - Theory and Analysis of Tonal Music I (2.0 cr)
MUS 1502 - Theory and Analysis of Tonal Music II (2.0 cr)
MUS 1511 - Ear-Training and Sight-Singing I (1.0 cr)
MUS 1512 - Ear-Training and Sight-Singing II (1.0 cr)
MUS 3501 - Theory and Analysis of Tonal Music III (2.0 cr)
MUS 3502 - Theory and Analysis of Tonal Music IV (2.0 cr)
MUS 3511 - Ear-Training and Sight-Singing III (1.0 cr)
MUS 3512 - Ear-Training and Sight-Singing IV (1.0 cr)
Musicology/Ethnomusicology
Take all of the following courses for a total of 12 credits.
MUS 1801W - Music, Society, and Cultures [AH, GP, WI] (3.0 cr)
MUS 3601W - History of Western Music I [WI] (3.0 cr)
MUS 3602W - History of Western Music II [WI] (3.0 cr)
MUS 3603W - History of Western Music III [WI] (3.0 cr)
Keyboard
Take a total of 2-4 credits by completing MUS 1151 & 1152 OR MUS 1155 & 1156. Non-keyboard majors with advanced keyboard skills may substitute MUS 1155 for MUS 1151 & 1152, subject to departmental approval. Keyboard majors must take MUS 1155 & 1156.
MUS 1155 - Keyboard Skills I (2.0 cr)
or MUS 1151 - Piano: Class Lessons I (2.0 cr)
MUS 1152 - Piano: Class Lessons II (2.0 cr)
or MUS 1155 - Keyboard Skills I (2.0 cr)
MUS 1156 {Inactive} (2.0 cr)
Guitar
Take all of the following courses for a total of 4 credits.
MUED 3802 - Guitar I for Music Education and Music Therapy Majors: Developing Group Songleading Skills (2.0 cr)
MUED 3803 - Guitar II for Music Education and Music Therapy Majors: Developing Group Songleading Skills (2.0 cr)
Conducting
Take the following course for a total of 2 credits.
MUS 3401 - Basic Conducting (2.0 cr)
Applied Music
Take a minimum of 28 credits by completing two semesters at 4 credits per semester of 13xx courses; two semesters at 4 credits per semester of 23xx courses; and three semesters at 4 credits per semester of 33xx courses.
Take 2 or more course(s) totaling 8 or more credit(s) from the following:
· MUSA 1301 - Piano: Music Major (2.0-4.0 cr)
· MUSA 1302 - Harpsichord: Music Major (2.0-4.0 cr)
· MUSA 1303 - Organ: Music Major (2.0-4.0 cr)
· MUSA 1304 - Voice: Music Major (2.0-4.0 cr)
· MUSA 1305 - Violin: Music Major (2.0-4.0 cr)
· MUSA 1306 - Viola: Music Major (2.0-4.0 cr)
· MUSA 1307 - Cello: Music Major (2.0-4.0 cr)
· MUSA 1308 - Double Bass: Music Major (2.0-4.0 cr)
· MUSA 1309 - Flute: Music Major (2.0-4.0 cr)
· MUSA 1311 - Oboe: Music Major (2.0-4.0 cr)
· MUSA 1312 - Clarinet: Music Major (2.0-4.0 cr)
· MUSA 1313 - Saxophone: Music Major (2.0-4.0 cr)
· MUSA 1314 - Bassoon: Music Major (2.0-4.0 cr)
· MUSA 1315 - French Horn: Music Major (2.0-4.0 cr)
· MUSA 1316 - Trumpet: Music Major (2.0-4.0 cr)
· MUSA 1317 - Trombone: Music Major (2.0-4.0 cr)
· MUSA 1318 - Euphonium: Music Major (2.0-4.0 cr)
· MUSA 1319 - Tuba: Music Major (2.0-4.0 cr)
· MUSA 1321 - Percussion: Music Major (2.0-4.0 cr)
· MUSA 1322 - Harp: Music Major (2.0-4.0 cr)
· MUSA 1323 - Guitar: Music Major (2.0-4.0 cr)
Take 2 or more course(s) totaling 8 or more credit(s) from the following:
· MUSA 2301 - Piano: Music Major (2.0-4.0 cr)
· MUSA 2302 - Harpsichord: Music Major (2.0-4.0 cr)
· MUSA 2303 - Organ: Music Major (2.0-4.0 cr)
· MUSA 2304 - Voice: Music Major (2.0-4.0 cr)
· MUSA 2305 - Violin: Music Major (2.0-4.0 cr)
· MUSA 2306 - Viola: Music Major (2.0-4.0 cr)
· MUSA 2307 - Cello: Music Major (2.0-4.0 cr)
· MUSA 2308 - Double Bass: Music Major (2.0-4.0 cr)
· MUSA 2309 - Flute: Music Major (2.0-4.0 cr)
· MUSA 2311 - Oboe: Music Major (2.0-4.0 cr)
· MUSA 2312 - Clarinet: Music Major (2.0-4.0 cr)
· MUSA 2313 - Saxophone: Music Major (2.0-4.0 cr)
· MUSA 2314 - Bassoon: Music Major (2.0-4.0 cr)
· MUSA 2315 - French Horn: Music Major (2.0-4.0 cr)
· MUSA 2316 - Trumpet: Music Major (2.0-4.0 cr)
· MUSA 2317 - Trombone: Music Major (2.0-4.0 cr)
· MUSA 2318 - Euphonium: Music Major (2.0-4.0 cr)
· MUSA 2319 - Tuba: Music Major (2.0-4.0 cr)
· MUSA 2321 - Percussion: Music Major (2.0-4.0 cr)
· MUSA 2322 - Harp: Music Major (2.0-4.0 cr)
· MUSA 2323 - Guitar: Music Major (2.0-4.0 cr)
Take 3 or more course(s) totaling 12 or more credit(s) from the following:
· MUSA 3301 - Piano: Music Major (2.0-4.0 cr)
· MUSA 3302 - Harpsichord: Music Major (2.0-4.0 cr)
· MUSA 3303 - Organ: Music Major (2.0-4.0 cr)
· MUSA 3304 - Voice: Music Major (2.0-4.0 cr)
· MUSA 3305 - Violin: Music Major (2.0-4.0 cr)
· MUSA 3306 - Viola: Music Major (2.0-4.0 cr)
· MUSA 3307 - Cello: Music Major (2.0-4.0 cr)
· MUSA 3308 - Double Bass: Music Major (2.0-4.0 cr)
· MUSA 3309 - Flute: Music Major (2.0-4.0 cr)
· MUSA 3311 - Oboe: Music Major (2.0-4.0 cr)
· MUSA 3312 - Clarinet: Music Major (2.0-4.0 cr)
· MUSA 3313 - Saxophone: Music Major (2.0-4.0 cr)
· MUSA 3314 - Bassoon: Music Major (2.0-4.0 cr)
· MUSA 3315 - French Horn: Music Major (2.0-4.0 cr)
· MUSA 3316 - Trumpet: Music Major (2.0-4.0 cr)
· MUSA 3317 - Trombone: Music Major (2.0-4.0 cr)
· MUSA 3318 - Euphonium: Music Major (2.0-4.0 cr)
· MUSA 3319 - Tuba: Music Major (2.0-4.0 cr)
· MUSA 3321 - Percussion: Music Major (2.0-4.0 cr)
· MUSA 3322 - Harp: Music Major (2.0-4.0 cr)
· MUSA 3323 - Guitar: Music Major (2.0-4.0 cr)
Ensembles
Take a minimum of seven semesters of ensemble courses.
Take 7 or more credit(s) from the following:
· MUS 3230 - Chorus (1.0-2.0 cr)
· MUS 3410 - University Wind Bands (1.0 cr)
· MUS 3420 - Orchestra (1.0 cr)
· MUS 5240 - University Singers (1.0 cr)
Special Needs Courses
Take all of the following courses for a total of 11 credits.
PSTL 1135 - Essentials of Human Anatomy and Physiology [BIOL] (4.0 cr)
PSY 1001 - Introduction to Psychology [SOCS] (4.0 cr)
PSY 3604 - Introduction to Abnormal Psychology (3.0 cr)
Internship
A six-month internship is required upon completion of all coursework. The internship can be taken for 1-13 credits.
MUED 5855 - Music Therapy Internship (1.0-13.0 cr)
Voice and Recital
Take all of the following courses for a total of 2 credits.
MUS 951 - Senior Recital (0.0 cr)
MUS 1260 - Voice Class (2.0 cr)
Program Sub-plans
A sub-plan is not required for this program.
Honors UHP
This is an honors sub-plan.
Students admitted to the University Honors Program (UHP) must fulfill UHP requirements in addition to degree program requirements. Honors courses used to fulfill degree program requirements will also fulfill UHP requirements. Current departmental honors course offerings are listed at: http://www.honors.umn.edu/academics/curriculum/dept_courses_current.html Honors students complete an honors thesis project in the final year, most often in conjunction with an honors thesis course, or with an honors directed studies or honors directed research course. Students select honors courses and plan for a thesis project in consultation with their UHP adviser and their departmental faculty adviser.
 
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