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OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2012-13 
    
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2012-13 [Archived Catalog]

Music Therapy Major (B.Mus.)


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Major code BM5115

College of Fine Arts
School of Music
Glidden Hall 440
Athens, OH 45701
Phone: 740.593.4244
Fax: 740.593.4255

Christopher Hayes, contact person
 

Program Overview

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 six semesters 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 University-affiliated Athens Community Music School provides students the opportunity to work with individuals and their families. Internship application and 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.
 

Admissions Information

Freshman/First-Year Admission

All undergraduates, whether prospective freshmen or transfer students, are required to audition for admission to the degree programs offered by the School of Music. In general, students may not pursue coursework in the major until they have successfully auditioned and been admitted to a music degree program.

Change of Program Policy

Students who are currently attending Ohio University, but who wish to declare a major in music (B.A. or any of the B.M. degrees) are required to audition for admission to the School of Music before they may declare the major.

External Transfer Admission

All undergraduates, whether prospective freshmen or transfer students, are required to audition for admission to the degree programs offered by the School of Music. In general, students may not pursue coursework in the major until they have successfully auditioned and been admitted to a music degree program.
 

Opportunities Upon Graduation

Students who complete requirements for the Bachelor of Music Therapy degree must then take the national board certification examination in order to become a Board Certified Music Therapist (MT-BC), the credential required to practice as a professional. The MT-BC may take positions in educational facilities, treatment centers, medical facilities and other specialized facilities for children and adults with special needs. In the past several years new positions (The AMTA 2009 Member Sourcebook) have occurred at over twice the rate of positions lost. To meet a growing number of positions requiring advanced clinical, research, and management skills, music therapists may pursue the Masters of Music in music therapy. Those music therapists who desire teaching and research positions in higher education may pursue a doctorate in music education or a related area with an emphasis on music therapy.
 

Requirements

Universitywide Graduation Requirements


To complete this program, students must meet all Universitywide graduation requirements .

College-Level Requirements for the College of Fine Arts


View the College-Level Requirements for the College of Fine Arts. 

Major Hours Requirement


The Bachelor of Music in music therapy requires a minimum of 122 hours. 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.

Aural Skills, Written Theory, Music History and Literature


Complete the following courses during freshman and sophomore years:

Aural Skills


Complete the following courses:

Written Theory


Complete the following courses:

Music History and Literature


Complete the following courses:

Class Piano


Complete the following courses:

Piano principals do not take Class Piano, instead complete the following course:


Plus complete one of the following courses:


Ensemble


Complete 8 semesters of large ensemble for 1 hour each semester. Music majors must perform in a large ensemble every semester in residence. See School of Music Undergraduate Handbook for ensembles appropriate to the principal instrument and major. Music therapy majors are also required to participate in at least one vocal ensemble.

Performance Lab


Complete 6 semesters of the following course:

Principal Instrument or Voice


Complete 2 hours per semester for 6 semesters on appropriate applied instrument or voice for major. See School of Music Undergraduate Handbook for guidelines regarding attaining senior status.

Class Voice and Instruments, Improvisation


Complete the following courses. If voice major, then MUS 1470 and MUS 1480 are not required.

Conducting


Complete the following course:

Professional Music Therapy Requirements


Complete the following courses. MUS 2920, MUS 3920 and MUS 4920 must each be completed for 2 hours over 2 semesters.

General Education Tier II


Complete the following courses. See Universitywide Graduation Requirements for additional Tier II requirements.

Psychology


Complete the following course:

Complete one of the following courses:


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