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Marietta College’s Music Therapy major takes your love of learning and builds it into a fulfilling career of holistic therapy and healing.
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The Music Therapy Major at Marietta College can transform your love for music into a lifelong calling and provide you with the opportunity to pursue a career helping others. This bachelor’s program develops musicians into dedicated therapists, pairing each student’s love of music with their desire to give back and empower others.
This program is divided into four years of academic study at the Marietta Campus in Ohio and a half year of internship. Graduates are eligible to take the national examination of the Certification Board for Music Therapists to qualify for professional work in the field upon completion of all the requirements.
The Music Therapy Major
At Marietta College
At its core, the Bachelor of Music in Music Therapy degree focuses on the development of competent music therapists. Students will be provided with high-quality academic and clinical training experiences designed to prepare them for professional practice within institutions or in their own private practice.
Educational instruction will be grounded in evidence-based practice and students will be introduced to a variety of theoretical approaches within the field of music therapy. Students will also be exposed to a diverse range of clinical populations.
Through academic coursework and clinical training the degree will:
- provide personalized instruction within a liberal arts environment;
- challenge students to develop music and therapeutic skills, as well as an understanding of the issues and theories that impact the future of music therapy in the United States;
- provide competency-based instruction grounded in evidence-based practice;
- integrate academic and clinical experiences to expose students to local, regional, and national communities by music therapists.
Overall, this program prepares students to transform their passion for music into a career focused on promoting the health and well-being of at-risk populations through music therapy.
Earning a Degree in Music Therapy
Discover The Transformative Power of a degree in Music Therapy
Financial support for establishing the Music Therapy program at Marietta College came from important donations from Donald ’81 and Leslie Straub Ritter ’85. Due to their donation and understanding of music therapy, a campus building was renovated and opened in the Fall of 2017 to meet the academic and administrative needs of the program, and its future clinic is designed to meet the therapeutic needs of clients and the community.
Marietta College’s Music Therapy major takes your love of learning and builds it into a fulfilling career of holistic therapy and healing. To learn more about earning your Bachelor of Music degree in Music Therapy and how it can help you reach your goals, request more information today.
Marietta College's Music Therapy program is currently accredited by the American Music Therapy Association (AMTA).
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