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Music Therapy B.M.E. Program

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Music Therapy Suggested Sequence

Students with no prior piano experience should take the keyboard skills sequence (PIAN 144-PIAN 288). Students whose major performance medium is piano or organ and those with appreciable prior piano experience should take PIAN 310 after completing 2 semesters of music theory.

  • F = Fall only
  • S = Spring only
  • B = Both semesters
First Year, Fall Semester (15 hours)     First Year, Spring Semester (16 hours)    
MEMT 150 Introduction to Music Therapy 3 F MEMT 196 Group Leadership Skills in Music
Therapy
2 S
MEMT 116 Performance Media: Comp/Syn/Elect 1 B MEMT 250 Human Musical Learning and
Development
2 S
MEMT 119 Performance Media: Guitar 1   MEMT 115 Performance Media: Percussion 1

MTHC 105 Theory I 4 F MTHC 115 Theory II 4
 S
121 Studio lessons 2   121 Studio lessons 2

Ensemble (Band, Orchestra, Chorus) 1   Ensemble (Band, Orchestra, Chorus) 1
 
REC 100 Laboratory in Music Performance 0   REC 100 Laboratory in Music Performance 0  
PIAN 144 Elementary Keyboard Skills I (if needed)     PIAN 148 Elementary Keyboard Skills II 1
 
ENGL 101 Composition 3 B ENGL 102 Critical Reading and Writing 3
 B
  • Students must successfully complete Group Leadership Quiz Out #1 before entering the Clinical Techniques Courses.
Second Year, Fall Semester (16 hours)     Second Year, Spring Semester (17 hours)    
MEMT 251 Clinical Techniques for Children 3 F MEMT 296 Clinical Techniques for Adults 3 S
MEMT 231 Performance Clinic: Choral 1   MEMT 246 Fundamentals of Conducting 1  
MTHC 205 Theory III 4 F MEMT 331 Rehearsal/Conducting Clinic: Choral
1 B
REC 100 Laboratory in Music Performance 0   MTHC 316 Tonal Form and Post-Tonal Techniques 4 S
PIAN 284 Intermediate Keyboard Skills I or PIAN 310 Adv Keyboard Skills (only for piano or organ applied students)
2   REC 100 Laboratory in Music Performance 0  
221 Studio lessons 2
  PIAN 288 Intermediate Keyboard Skills II 2  
Ensemble (Band, Orchestra, Chorus) 1
  221 Studio lessons 2 S
SPED 326 Teaching Exceptional Children and
Youth in General Education
3
  Ensemble (Band, Orchestra, Chorus) 1  


  MATH 101 Algebra 3 B
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Professional Sequence

Professional Sequence Admission Requirements

Students should apply for admission to the Professional Sequence as early as possible and must be admitted before beginning the first semester of the junior year. Admission requirements:

  1. Cumulative grade-point average of 2.75 or higher.
  2. Grade-point average of 2.75 or higher in MEMT courses.
  3. A grade of C or higher in each of the following courses: MEMT 150, MEMT 196, MEMT 250, MEMT 251, MEMT 296.
  4. A signed applied music recommendation form verifying successful completion of the first semester of sophomore-level lessons.
  5. Successful completion of the typed application form.
  • Students must successfully complete Pre-Practicum Quiz Out #2 before entering their first MEMT 396 Clinical Practicum.
  • Students must successfully complete Practicum Quz Out #3 before entering their second MEMT 396 Clinical Practicum.
Third Year, Fall Semester (15 hours)     Third Year, Spring Semester (17 hours)    
MEMT 396 Clinical Practicum 1
MEMT 329 Rehearsal/Conducting Clinic:
Nontraditional Ensemble
1 S
MEMT 463 The Influence of Music on Behavior
3  F MEMT 396 Clinical Practicum 1  
Ensemble (Band, Orchestra, Chorus) 1   MEMT 464 Music in Therapy
3  
321 Studio lessons 2
  Ensemble (Band, Orchestra, Chorus) 1  
*MUSC 320 Music History I 2 F 321 Studio lessons 2  
COMS 130 Speaker-Audience Communication 3
B
BIOL 100 Principles of Biology 3  
PSYC 104 General Psychology 3
B
BIOL 102 Principles of Biology Laboratory 1  



PSYC 350 Abnormal Psychology 3  


  Music elective
2  

*Music Theory I and II should be taken before Music History I or higher.

  • Students should complete the application for internship eligibility 1 year before the estimated internship date and before completion of academic work. Once eligibility is approved, students apply for the internship. See the Music Therapy undergraduate handbook for information on this procedure.
  • Students must successfully complete Internship Comprehensive Quiz Out #4 before entering their fourth and last MEMT 396 Clinical Practicum.
Fourth Year, Fall Semester (17-18 hours)     Fourth Year, Spring Semester (16-17 hours)    
MEMT 455 Psychology of Music 3 F MEMT 396 Clinical Practicum 2  
MEMT 367 Managing Beh in Mus Env
2
MEMT 587 Seminar in MT Prof. Dev II 1 S
MEMT 396 Clinical Practicum 2   MUSC 480 Music History IV 2 S
MEMT 408 Vocal Pedagogy 1   442 Senior project lessons 2  
MEMT 586 Seminar in MT Prof. Dev I 1   Ensemble (Band, Orchestra, Chorus) 1  
MUSC 440 Music History III 3 F BIOL 240 Fundamentals of Human Anatomy 3
 
Ensemble (Band, Orchestra, Chorus) 1   Music elective or
Behavioral science elective (directed by adviser)
2-3  
421 Studio lessons 2   Behavioral science elective (6 hours total, directed by adviser)
3
 
Music elective or
Behavioral science elective (directed by adviser)
2-3        
  • All MEMT professional courses as noted on the undergraduate music therapy curriculum sheet must be completed with a C or higher prior to beginning internship.
  • Students should pass all clinical quiz outs.
  • Students should request a graduation check from the School of Music Student Services Office approximately 1 year before the estimated internship date. Graduation checks before that time should occur with the student’s MEMT adviser.
  • Upon acceptance to an internship site students must complete and turn in the pink Music Therapy Internship form to the MEMT office.
  • Students must do the following in the final semester before leaving for internship:
    – check the curriculum sheet with the MEMT office to see that they have met all graduation requirements.
    – submit an application for graduation online through Enroll and Pay.
    – successfully complete the major applied instrument (422 Senior Project Lesson).
    – turn in the Blue Repertoire card.
Fifth Year (2-12 hours)  
MEMT 596 Clinical Internship or
MEMT 597 Individual Study in: Clinical Internship
2-12
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