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 35 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 Dr. Kathleen Murphy and I bring to our therapy students the experience of over 30 years of clinical practice and undergraduate teaching. We're also recognized music therapists on the national level. I began my term as President of the American Music Therapy Association (AMTA) in January of 2012, and I've been on the Board of Directors of AMTA since 2002. 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. We're looking forward to what this new perspective and spotlight can bring to both our students and program.

We hope to meet you when you attend an upcoming Open House, schedule a campus visit, 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, President of the American Music Therapy Association

Mary Wylie

Dr. Mary Wylie


Krannert Hall - Fine Arts 128

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