Music Therapy

Why I Want to Change the World with Music Therapy

Erin Seibert describes the profession of music therapy in detail and how it deserves to be a household name within the world of healthcare.

Established in 1975, the music therapy program is committed to providing quality education and training that focuses on the current populations served and the interventions used by music therapy professionals in the field. The Bachelor of Music in Music Therapy program is approved by the American Music Therapy Association (AMTA) and is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM).

Music Therapy

An established healthcare profession that combines a passion for music with the ability to address physical, emotional, social and cognitive needs or health and wellness care.

Curriculum includes in-depth music therapy methodology and applications, courses in psychology and behavioral sciences, and music academic and performance study.

Board-Certified Music Therapists

  • Use music to modify behavior or teach new behaviors, improve functioning, and enhance abilities and quality of life
  • Provide interventions for children, adolescents, adults or the elderly with a variety of needs
  • Involve clients in singing, instrument playing, receptive listening, creating, and moving
  • Plan and implement individual or group treatment based on assessment of patient or client needs

UE Graduates

Enjoy careers nationally in over 45 settings that include

  • schools
  • hospice programs
  • private practice
  • nursing homes or assisted living facilities
  • programs for people with emotional/behavioral disorders

The University of Evansville Difference

Practical professional experience and leadership

  • Freshman year practicum begins six semesters of varied supervised clinical experiences
  • Two full-time music therapy faculty serve as professional mentors beginning in the first semester, teaching all core courses and supervising field experience
  • Course work and practica experiences are combined throughout four years to thoroughly develop students' professional skills
  • Faculty advisors guide students' preparation for a six month, full-time internship required after the completion of all courses

Strong musicianship

  • Four years of applied instrument lessons with performing faculty culminating in a solo recital senior year
  • Ensemble experience each semester including large ensembles and diverse opportunities such as string quartet, opera scenes, or Aces Brass Pep Band
  • Comprehensive music courses in theory, history, conducting, guitar, piano, vocal techniques, and percussion

Committed undergraduate community

  • A unique atmosphere of a small liberal arts college with recognized professional programs
  • Small classes taught by distinguished faculty dedicated to the undergraduate educational experience
  • Writing and communication skills emphasized as a core component of a high-quality liberal arts concentration

Perspectives beyond the classroom

  • Informative, interactive activities at regular meetings of the University of Evansville Music Therapy Association (UEMTA)
  • Attendance at national, regional, and state music therapy conferences and workshops
  • Participation in community service projects

Tradition of excellence in music therapy since 1975

  • Distinguished alumni in the profession
  • Nationally-known music therapy faculty
  • Program approved by the American Music Therapy Association (AMTA)
  • Curriculum accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM)
  • Graduates prepared to take the national examination for the credential Music Therapist-Board Certified (MT-BC)

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Room 133, Krannert Hall of Art and Music