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)