Music Therapy Faculty
"Welcome to Music Therapy at the University of Evansville! Please browse our website to discover the strengths of our degree program, which began over 40 years ago. Our program features active, hands-on practicum experience beginning the freshman year, a vibrant student Music Therapy organization (UEMTA), and excellent academic preparation with strong musical training - all in a setting of a 120-student Department of Music whose size allows for professional mentoring, excellent advising, and performance opportunities. After taking all classes and field experiences, our students complete a six-month internship and are eligible to take the national examination for the credential Music Therapist-Board Certified (MT-BC). Employment statistics for our graduates are most impressive!
My colleague Jaley Montgomery and I bring to our therapy students the experience of over 30 years of clinical practice and undergraduate teaching. Professor Montgomery has years of experience working with people on the Autism Spectrum. As a long-standing member of the Board of Directors of AMTA, I also served as President of the American Music Therapy Association (AMTA) from January of 2012 to December of 2013. . The AMTA represents over 5000 music therapists in the U.S. and is committed to the advancement of education, training, professional standards, credentials, and research in support of the profession. Whether it is in the music therapy clinic or classroom we're always looking for new perspectives to bring to both our students and program.
We hope to meet you when you attend an upcoming Open House, or audition for the Department. For more information, feel free to contact us at 800-423-8633, ext. 2742 or fill in the online form."Dr. Mary Ellen Wylie, Professor of Music, Past President of the American Music Therapy Association