BMus in Music Therapy

The Bachelor of Music in music therapy is a professional, four-year degree program of intensive study in the field of music therapy. Completion of the BMus in music therapy ensures eligibility to take the board certification exam. Successful completion of the exam legitimates students for practice as music therapist-board certified (MT-BC credential). Professional curriculum is approved by the American Music Therapy AssociationView degree requirements.

"I am from a suburb of Milwaukee and chose the U because of its outstanding music therapy program. There is an on-campus music therapy clinic here, something that makes the program here extremely unique." 

Abigail, music therapy major

What is music therapy?

Music therapy is an established healthcare profession that uses music to address the physical, emotional, cognitive, and social needs of individuals of all ages. Music therapy improves the quality of life for persons who are well and meets the needs of children and adults with disabilities or illnesses.

Interventions using music therapy can be designed to:

  • Promote wellness
  • Manage stress
  • Alleviate pain
  • Express feelings
  • Enhance memory
  • Improve communication
  • Promote physical rehabilitation

Where do music therapists work?

  • Children's facilities/schools
  • Geriatric settings
  • Mental health facilities
  • Medical settings
  • Private practice
  • Hospices
  • Physical rehabilitation settings

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