Music Therapy Major

Drury University

Program Description

Music Therapy Major

Drury University

This degree is designed for students who wish to be employed as music therapists in a variety of clinical settings. Upon successful completion of the requirements for this degree, students are eligible to take the exam given by the Certification Board for Music Therapists. When students pass this exam, they will be granted the title, Music Therapist — Board Certified (MT-BC).

Bachelor of Music Therapy students should pass all coursework required for the major with a C or better. Students who fail to pass courses required for the major with a C or better after two attempts will no longer be allowed to continue in the major.

All students interested in majoring in music must perform and pass an audition before the music faculty. Students who fail to pass this audition after two attempts will not be allowed to continue as a music major. The audition must be completed before the end of their first semester as a music major.

After four semesters of study in music, all music majors must pass a sophomore review which includes performing their applied major jury before the music faculty. If the student fails this review, they will no longer be allowed to continue as a music major. Details of the sophomore review can be found in the music major handbook available in the music office or online.

  • Field Studies I
  • Music Therapy Orientation and Accountability
  • Beginning Class Guitar
  • Intermediate Class Guitar
  • Field Studies II
  • Medical Music Therapy
  • Field Studies III
  • Recreational Music
  • Music Therapy in Developmental and Behavioral Health
  • Music Therapy Internship
  • Field Studies IV
  • Psychology of Music
  • Behavior Measurement and Research
  • Music Therapy Capstone
  • Recital Attendance (8 semesters, or every semester registered as a music major)
  • Percussion Class
  • Music Theory I
  • Music Theory II
  • *Voice Class
  • Ear Training and Sight Singing I
  • Ear Training and Sight Singing II
  • Sophomore Review
  • Music Theory III
  • Music Theory IV
  • Ear Training and Sight Singing III
  • Ear Training and Sight Singing IV
  • History of Music I
  • History of Music II
  • Conducting

Choose one course from the following:

  • African-American Music
  • Jazz History
  • Applied Piano (1 hr)
  • Ensembles (8 hrs)
  • Major Instrument (to Level 4)
  • Applied Level Proficiency
  • Music Therapy Guitar Proficiency
  • Music Therapy Piano Proficiency

Psychology courses required:

  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Life Span Development
  • Abnormal Psychology

Biology course required:

  • Human Physiology

*Applied Voice will fulfill the Voice Class requirement

Equivalency In Music Therapy

Equivalency students will be students who already have a bachelor’s degree in an area other than music therapy and who will be seeking board certification without getting another bachelor’s degree. Such students will be required to take coursework equivalent to that required for the music therapy degree. The specific coursework taken will be determined in much the same manner as for transfer students. The music therapy program director will evaluate the transcripts of equivalency students and outline any transfer credits accepted. The music therapy program director will verify that all coursework transferred is equivalent to that offered by Drury University.

The music therapy program director then will outline in advance the coursework the equivalency student is required to take. Courses on the student’s transcript plus courses the student is required to take must meet the curricular standards of Drury and AMTA in addition to the requirements of the Certification Board for Music Therapists. As with transfer students, the equivalency student must demonstrate all music proficiency examination requirements required of music therapy students at Drury. The equivalency program will require a minimum of two semesters in residence at Drury plus internship.

Each student majoring in music is expected to:

  • Complete the prescribed course of study for the particular degree.
  • Complete at least eight semesters of an ensemble in a principal instrument.
  • Complete at least eight semesters (or every semester registered as a music major, excluding semesters enrolled in internship or student teaching) of Drury Singers, Drury Chorale, Wind Symphony or Orchestra.
  • Register for MUSC 105 and attend a minimum of 10 concerts or recitals during the semester including all faculty recitals, senior recitals, and all “Guest Artist Series” concerts.
  • Pass the piano proficiency examination.
  • Achieve the required applied music level for the major. Information concerning applied music levels can be obtained in the music major handbook.
  • Maintain a cumulative grade point average of 2.5. If a student’s GPA falls below 2.5, the student will have one semester to re-achieve the 2.5. Failure to do so can result in removal from the major.

Additional information and requirements are available in the music major handbook available in the music office or online.

This school offers programs in:
  • English


Last updated January 22, 2016
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