Course Descriptions

Courses numbered 100-199 are open to freshmen; 200-299 to sophomores; 300-399 to juniors; 400-499 to seniors. It is recommended that students elect courses in the years for which they are listed. Freshmen will be admitted to courses above the 200 level only with the consent of the instructor and the student’s advisor. Juniors and seniors taking freshman courses may be expected to do additional work. Any course above 499 is a graduate course.

NOTE:
The number in parentheses following the course title indicates the semester hours of credit assigned to the course.
An H following the course number indicates an honors level course.

MUTR 1101
Introduction to Music Therapy [Course] (1)

This course will provide an overview of the field of music therapy including theoretical frameworks, a historical review, professional requirements, and clinical applications, giving students a generalized understanding of the current state of practice and research. General principles and approaches will be examined and students will explore the therapeutic applications of music across a variety of populations and settings.

MUTR 2110
Instrumental Methods & Repertoire [Course] (3)

This course provides and introduction to string, wind, and brass technique and mechanics as well as an overview of world music instruments. Students will learn how to integrate instrumental experiences into the music therapy session. This course will also cover basic repertoire across a variety of genres and cultural traditions. Prerequisite: MUTR 1101

MUTR 2201
Music Therapy Practicum I [Practicum] (1)

Students will engage in fieldwork experiences in diverse clinical settings under the supervision of a board-certified music therapist. Through these experiences, students will develop an understanding of the music therapy process including assessment, documentation, treatment planning, implementation, termination, and collaboration with a treatment team. In addition to the fieldwork experience, students will attend a one-hour weekly seminar on campus with music therapy faculty. Prerequisites: MUTR 1101

MUTR 3120
Clinical Improvisation [Course] (2)

Students will learn to formulate musical responses to clinical scenarios using a variety of instrumentation including voice, piano, guitar, percussion, and world instruments. Emphasis will be given on building improvisatory experiences based on a variety of musical styles, genres, and cultural traditions. Prerequisite: MUTR 1101

MUTR 3202
Music Therapy Practicum II [Practicum] (1)

Students will engage in fieldwork experiences in diverse clinical settings under the supervision of a board-certified music therapist. Through these experiences, students will develop an understanding of the music therapy process including assessment, documentation, treatment planning, implementation, termination, and collaboration with a treatment team. In addition to the fieldwork experience, students will attend a one-hour weekly seminar on campus with music therapy faculty. Prerequisites: MUTR 2201

MUTR 3203
Music Therapy Practicum III [Practicum] (1)

Students will engage in fieldwork experiences in diverse clinical settings under the supervision of a board-certified music therapist. Through these experiences, students will develop an understanding of the music therapy process including assessment, documentation, treatment planning, implementation, termination, and collaboration with a treatment team. In addition to the fieldwork experience, students will attend a one-hour weekly seminar on campus with music therapy faculty. Prerequisites: MUTR 3202

MUTR 4130
Psychology of Music [Course] (3)

This course examines the fundamentals of the music experience including auditory and musical perception, music cognition, creativity, music and emotions, and the social psychology of music activities. Students will also explore cultural relationships to music and their implications for how music impacts health and behavior. Prerequisite: MUTR 1101

MUTR 4204
Music Therapy Practicum IV [Practicum] (1)

Students will engage in fieldwork experiences in diverse clinical settings under the supervision of a board-certified music therapist. Through these experiences, students will develop an understanding of the music therapy process including assessment, documentation, treatment planning, implementation, termination, and collaboration with a treatment team. In addition to the fieldwork experience, students will attend a one-hour weekly seminar on campus with music therapy faculty. Prerequisites: MUTR 3203

MUTR 4301
Music Therapy Foundations & Principles I [Course] (3)

This course focuses on developing clinical skills including music therapy assessment, treatment, and evaluation procedures when working with individuals with developmental or physical disabilities. Philosophical approaches will be examined along with their implications on the music therapy process with these populations. Prerequisite: MUTR 1101

MUTR 4302
Music Therapy Foundations & Principles II [Course] (3)

This course focuses on developing clinical skills including music therapy assessment, treatment, and evaluation procedures when working with individuals the elderly, individuals with substance abuse issues, and individual with mental health needs. Philosophical approaches will be examined along with their implications on the music therapy process with these populations. Prerequisite: MUTR 4301

MUTR 4500
Music Therapy Internship [Practicum] ()

Supervised internship for music therapy students who have successfully completed at least 180 hours in pre-internship clinical training. Student must have passed all music proficiency exams prior to enrolling in this course. The internship must consist of a minimum of 1040 hours at either an AMTA or Roberts-affiliated clinical training center. Prerequisite: MUTR 4204

MUTR 4980
Research in Music Therapy [Course] (2)
(Liberal Arts)
This course will give students an overview of the current state of published music therapy research. Students will evaluate both qualitative and quantitative research articles, as well as explore specific research methods, data collection tools, and simple study design. Throughout this course students will work to establish methods to ensuring evidenced-based practice as well as develop an original research proposal. Prerequisite: MUTR 1101