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Music Therapy Courses

MUTH 131 Freshman Music Therapy Practicum I
Freshman Music Therapy Practicum I: Freshmen music therapy majors will work weekly in the on-campus clinic with a child or young adult who has a developmental disability. Responsibilities include assessing, observing, planning co-leading and/or leading sessions, and evaluating progress of client. Pass/Fail. 1 hr.

MUTH 132 Freshman Music Therapy Practicum II
Freshman Music Practicum II: Freshmen music therapy majors will work weekly in the on-campus clinic with a child or young adult who has a developmental disability. Responsibilities include assessing, observing, planning co-leading and/or leading sessions, and evaluating progress of client. Pass/Fail. 1 hr.

MUTH 165 Guitar Class I
Guitar Class I: Two weekly session of 50 minutes in which students are instructed in the fundamentals of guitar playing. This course is specifically designed for the music therapy major who must pass a proficiency exam in this instrument before graduation and targets functional skills for use in a clinical setting. Prerequisite: music therapy major or permission of the instructor. 1 hr.

MUTH 166 Guitar Class II
Guitar Class II: Two weekly session of 50 minutes in which students are instructed in the fundamentals of guitar playing. This course is specifically designed for the music therapy major who must pass a proficiency exam in this instrument before graduation and targets functional skills for use in a clinical setting. Prerequisite: MUTH165 or permission of the instructor. 1 hr.

MUTH 167 Guitar Class III
Guitar Class III: Two weekly session of 50 minutes in which students apply the basic fundamentals of guitar playing. Special emphasis will be placed on repertoire building, stylistic right-hand techniques, and harmonizing by ear. This course is specifically designed for the music therapy major who must pass a proficiency exam in this instrument before graduation and targets functional skills for use in a clinical setting. Prerequisite: MUTH166 or permission of the instructor. 1 hr.

MUTH 171 MT Applied Principal Instrument
Music Therapy Applied Principal Instrument: Applied music for Music Therapy majors on their principal instrument. One hour of private weekly instruction. Course fee may apply. Repeatable for a total of 8 hrs. 1 hr.

MUTH 181 MT Applied Principal Instrument
Music Therapy Applied Principal Instrument: Applied music for Music Therapy majors on their principal instrument. One hour of private weekly instruction. Course fee may apply. Repeatable for a total of 8 hrs. 1 hr.

MUTH 212 MT Meth & Mat for Schl/Home Setting
Music Therapy Methods and Materials for School/Home-based Settings: Emphasis will be placed on selecting developmentally appropriate music therapy interventions for children ages 0 - 18 who are at-risk or have a special needs diagnosis. Students will create, arrange, and conduct appropriate therapeutic applications for children in home-based, early intervention, or school settings. Prerequisites: MUSC 103 and MUTH 217.   2 hrs.

MUTH 217 Intro to Music Therapy
Introduction to Music Therapy: An introductory course that surveys topics on clinical responsibilities of a music therapist, children and adults served in music therapy, and techniques/ interventions used with them. Open to all students. 3 hrs.

MUTH 231 Soph Music Therapy Practicum III
Sophomore Music Therapy Practicum III: Students continue to work with individual clients in the on-campus clinic while also working off-campus with children in special elementary classrooms. Required of all sophomore music therapy majors. Pass/Fail. 1 hr.

MUTH 232 Soph Music Therapy Practicum IV
Sophomore Music Therapy Practicum IV: Students continue to work with individual clients in the on-campus clinic while also working off-campus with children in special elementary classrooms, Required of all sophomore music therapy majors. Pass/Fail. 1 hr.

MUTH 271 MT Applied Principal Instrument
Music Therapy Applied Principal Instrument: Applied music for Music Therapy majors on their principal instrument. One hour of private weekly instruction. Course fee may apply. Repeatable for a total of 8 hrs. 1 hr.

MUTH 281 MT Applied Principal Instrument
Music Therapy Applied Principal Instrument: Applied music for Music Therapy majors on their principal instrument. One hour of private weekly instruction. Course fee may apply. Repeatable for a total of 8 hrs. 1 hr.

MUTH 312 MT Methods & Materials for Neuropsychiatric Settings
Music Therapy Methods and Materials for Neuropsychiatric Settings: Emphasis will be placed on selecting developmentally appropriate music therapy interventions for children and adults who are in psychiatric, treatment settings, neurorehabilitation programs, and geriatric settings. Students will create, arrange, and conduct appropriate therapeutic applications targeting specific needs commonly assessed in these populations. Prerequisites: MUSC 103, MUSC 104 and MUTH 165 or equivalent. 2 hrs.

MUTH 322 MT Methods & Materials for Medical
Music Therapy Methods & Materials for Medical Settings: Emphasis will be placed on selecting developmentally appropriate music therapy interventions for children and adults who are in medical treatment centers, including hospice. Students will create, arrange, and conduct appropriate therapeutic applications targeting assessed needs of individual patients and family members. Musical experiences and materials relevant to holistic and wellness approaches will also be explored. Prerequisites: MUSC 103, MUSC 104, and MUTH 165 or equivalent. 2 hrs.

MUTH 331 Jr Mus Therapy Practicum V
Junior Music Therapy Practicum V: A continuation of on campus clinic responsibilities while also working with older adults in an off-campus setting. Students are expected to assume more responsibility and independence in working with clients in both settings. Pass/Fail. 1 hr.

MUTH 332 Jr Music Therapy Practicum VI
Junior Music Therapy Practicum VI: A continuation of on campus clinic responsibilities while also working with older adults in an off-campus setting. Students are expected to assume more responsibility and independence in working with clients in both settings. Pass/Fail. 1 hr.

MUTH 343 Percussion Laboratory
Percussion Laboratory: One weekly 75 minute session. Students will learn techniques of playing and teaching percussion instruments. 1 hr.

MUTH 357 Topics in Music Therapy
Topics in Music Therapy: This course will explore physiological and psychological effects of music, age-related literature, or music as a vocational interest. Specific topics are announced annually and are open to all majors. May be repeated for credit under different titles. Repeatable for a total of 9 hrs. 3 hrs.

MUTH 371 MT Applied Principal Instrument
Music Therapy Applied Principal Instrument: Applied music for Music Therapy majors on their principal instrument. One hour of private weekly instruction. Course fee may apply. Repeatable for a total of 8 hrs. 1 hr.

MUTH 381 MT Applied Principal Instrument
Music Therapy Applied Principal Instrument: Applied music for Music Therapy majors on their principal instrument. One hour of private weekly instruction. Course fee may apply. RE Repeatable for a total of 8 hrs. 1 hr.

MUTH 396 Functional Piano Class II
Functional Piano Class II: A continuation of Music 395, this course is especially important to the music therapy student. Special emphasis is placed on creativity and improvisation, including the ability to compose original melodies, accompaniments and short pieces extemporaneously in a variety of moods and styles, vocally and instrumentally. A proficiency exam is given at the end of MUTH 396. Repeatable for a total of 2 hrs. 1 hr.

 MUTH 401 Psychology of Music I
Psychology of Music I: Music preference and ability are studied, along with physiological, cognitive and affective responses to music. Prerequisites: PSYC 201. Minimum sophomore standing. Open to all students. 3 hrs.

MUTH 402 Psychology of Music II
Psychology of Music II: Study of observation systems and measurements as well as historical, philosophical, descriptive and experimental research related to music therapy. This course fulfills the writing-intensive requirement for the Bachelor of Music Degree in Music Therapy. Prerequisite: MUTH 401. 3 hrs.

MUTH 409 Music in Therapy I
Music in Therapy I: Discussions of professional and ethical issues related to the profession with special
emphasis placed on the use of music therapy in medical and rehabilitative settings. Assessment, behavioral objectives, treatment plans, documentation and evaluation, as well as treatment modalities and interventions are examined. Must be taken concurrently with MUTH 431. Open to music therapy juniors and seniors. 3 hrs.

MUTH 410 Music in Therapy II
Music in Therapy II: Continuation of Music in Therapy I with special emphasis on new trends and holistic approaches in the profession. Requirements include in depth presentations of major therapeutic approaches and comprehensive review of terminology used in all major areas of music therapy. Must be taken concurrently with MUTH 432. Prerequisite: MUTH 409. 3 hrs.

MUTH 420 Research Seminar in Music Therapy
Research Seminar in Music Therapy: The purpose of this course is two-fold. Regular meetings and discussions are designed to keep students on track for completion of their thesis. In addition to discussion of ongoing research progress and problems, students will read and critique current literature in their area of specialization. Emphasis will be placed on research methods and design. Prerequisite: MUTH 402 for Undergraduates. Spring Term, may be repeated for credit. Spring Term. Repeatable for a total of 2 hrs. 1 hr.

 MUTH 431 Sr Mus Therapy Practicum VII
Senior Music Therapy Practicum VII: Seniors lead and co-lead music therapy sessions in a variety of medical and rehabilitative settings, including a general hospital, pain rehabilitation center, and with individuals in medical support groups. Must be taken concurrently with MUTH 409. 2 hrs.

MUTH 432 Sr Mus Therapy Practicum VIII
Senior Music Therapy Practicum VIII: Seniors lead and co-lead music therapy sessions in a variety of medical and rehabilitative settings, including a general hospital, pain rehabilitation center, and with individuals in medical support groups. Must be taken concurrently with MUTH 410. 2 hrs.

MUTH 471 MT Applied Principal Instrument
Music Therapy Applied Principal Instrument: Applied music for Music Therapy majors on their principal instrument. One hour of private weekly instruction. Course fee may apply. Repeatable for a total of 8 hrs. 1 hr.

MUTH 481 MT Applied Principal Instrument
Music Therapy Applied Principal Instrument: Applied music for Music Therapy majors on their principal instrument. One hour of private weekly instruction. Course fee may apply. Repeatable for a total of 8 hrs. 1 hr.

MUTH 499B Music Therapy Prof Internship
Music Therapy Professional Internship: A six-month continuous full-time affiliation with an approved clinical facility, which follows all course work. The intern will perform assigned music therapy duties under the supervision of an experienced registered music therapist. Open to music therapy majors who have completed all course work. Pass/Fail. 2 hrs.

 

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