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.

The University of Evansville Difference

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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)

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

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Room 133, Krannert Hall of Art and Music