Music/Therapy (MUTH)

MUTH 100  Introduction to Music Therapy 2 Credits


Survey of use of music therapy with various populations and other topics of relevance to the music therapist. 2 hours lecture.

MUTH 110  Therapy and Observation Skills for Music Therapy 2 Credits


Prerequisite(s): MUTH 100, Music majors only. Corequisite(s): MUTH 115. Observing, measuring, and recording behavior in a music therapy setting and other aspects of planning for music therapy sessions as well as observing music therapy sessions. Previous course MUTH 261 effective through Spring 2014. 2 hours lecture.

MUTH 115  Music Therapy Practicum I 1 Credit


Prerequisite(s): MUTH 100, Music majors only. Corequisite(s): MUTH 110. Improvement of the functioning of a client or group of clients with physical or mental disabilities through the use of music therapy. Discussion of the clients and their progress and other aspects of the clinical work. Previous course MUTH 262 effective through Spring 2014.

MUTH 200  Methods and Materials in Music Therapy 2 Credits


Prerequisite(s): MUTH 110. Corequisite(s): MUTH 205. A variety of music activities and how to adapt them for music therapy settings; leadership techniques; simple instruments used in therapy. Previous course MUTH 260 effective through Spring 2014. 2 hours lecture.

MUTH 205  Music Therapy Practicum II 1 Credit


Prerequisite(s): MUTH 115. Corequisite(s): MUTH 200. Special fee. Continuation of MUTH 115. Previous course MUTH 263 effective through Spring 2014.

MUTH 306  Piano Accompanying Techniques for the Music Therapist 1 Credit


Prerequisite(s): MSSN 204 or MUCP 311. Accompanying techniques adapted for music therapy. Choral harmonization, playing by ear, sightreading, learning music therapy repertoire. 2 hours studio.

MUTH 307  Piano Improvisation for the Music Therapist 1 Credit


Prerequisite(s): MUTH 306. Improvisation in a variety of styles. Clinical adaptations. 2 hours lecture.

MUTH 310  Music Therapy with Children 3 Credits


Prerequisite(s): MUTH 200 and PSYC 235. Corequisite(s): MUTH 315. Ways in which music and the therapist may be used to influence the behavior of children, the mentally retarded, and the physically disabled. Previous course MUTH 461 effective through Spring 2014. 3 hours lecture.

MUTH 315  Music Therapy Practicum III 1 Credit


Prerequisite(s): MUTH 205. Corequisite(s): MUTH 310. Continuation of MUTH 205. Previous course MUTH 361 effective through Spring 2014.

MUTH 320  Psychological Foundations of Music I 3 Credits


Prerequisite(s): MUTH 310. Corequisite(s): MUTH 325. Emotional correlates of the musical experience explored through research findings, psychological testing and inquiry, and philosophy. Current theories applied to practice in music therapy, education and performance are discussed. Previous course MUTH 463 effective through Spring 2014. 3 hours lecture.

MUTH 325  Music Therapy Practicum IV 1 Credit


Prerequisite(s): MUTH 315. Corequisite(s): MUTH 320. Special fee. Continuation of MUTH 315. Previous course MUTH 362 effective through Spring 2014.

MUTH 400  Music Therapy Training Group 1 Credit


Prerequisite(s): MUTH 320. Expression and exploration of feelings through use of creative media. Particular attention to process so that experience may be generalized and subsequently used with client groups. Meets 2 1/2 hours per week. 2 hours lecture.

MUTH 410  Music Therapy with Adults 3 Credits


Prerequisite(s): PSYC 365. Corequisite(s): MUTH 415. Ways in which music therapy may be used in working with adult psychiatric patients, addictions, offenders, and geriatrics. Setting up a music therapy program. Previous course MUTH 462 effective through Spring 2014. 3 hours lecture.

MUTH 415  Music Therapy Practicum V 1 Credit


Prerequisite(s): MUTH 325. Corequisite(s): MUTH 410. Continuation of MUTH 325. Previous course MUTH 363 effective through Spring 2014.

MUTH 420  Psychological Foundations of Music II 3 Credits


Prerequisite(s): MUTH 320. Corequisite(s): MUTH 425. Basic techniques of conducting, reading, and interpreting psychological research in music are reviewed. Quantitative and qualitative methodologies are emphasized. Implications for various aspects of music are discussed. Previous course MUTH 464 effective through Spring 2014. 3 hours lecture.

MUTH 425  Music Therapy Practicum VI 1 Credit


Prerequisite(s): MUTH 415. Corequisite(s): MUTH 420. Special fee. Continuation of MUTH 415. Previous course MUTH 364 effective through Spring 2014.

MUTH 430  Guided Imagery and Music (GIM) 1 Credit


Prerequisite(s): MUTH 410. Introduction to the facets of guided imagery and music. Theory and process of the technique will be explored verbally and experientially. Is equivalent (with possible additional requirements) to Level I GIM training. Previous course MUTH 402 effective through Spring 2014. 2 hours lecture.

MUTH 495  Internship in Music Therapy 1 Credit


Prerequisite(s): John J Cali School of Music approval. Six months clinical training as a music therapy intern in an approved training program. Previous course MUTH 465 effective through Spring 2014.

MUTH 499  Independent Study in Music Therapy 0.5-4 Credits


Prerequisite(s): John J Cali School of Music approval. Project and/or study planned with sponsoring faculty member. May be repeated twice for a maximum of 9.0 credits.

MUTH 501  Psychology of Music 3 Credits


Psychological foundations of music, including cognition, perception, emotional meaning; musical development and learning; testing for musical ability; research methodology. Cross listed with Music, MUED 501. 3 hours lecture.

MUTH 510  Group Music Therapy Experience 1.5 Credit


Prerequisite(s): Music majors only. Use of creative media to express and explore feelings and issues in a supportive and productive environment. Specific content to be determined by members and therapist. Group members may apply what they have experienced to their own client groups. May be repeated for credit. 2.5 hours lecture.

MUTH 520  Research in Music and Physiology 3 Credits


Methods of physiological research in music and music therapy. Individual and group projects will be conducted utilizing such measures as heart rate, electrodermal response, and EEG. Course emphasis is on applying skills in order to design and execute research relevant to demonstrating the role of music. 3 hours lecture.

MUTH 521  Music Therapy Assessment in Clinical Practice 3 Credits


This course introduces intermediate level music therapists to a critical review of assessment literature and supervises their field testing of a published assessment tool appropriate to one's area of clinical interest. 2 hours lecture.

MUTH 522  Clinical Improvisation 3 Credits


This course introduces the intermediate level music therapist to a critical review of clinical improvisation literature, invites experiential learning, and supervises the application of improvisation methods appropriate to one's area of clinical interest. 2 hours lecture.

MUTH 523  Supervision and Teaching in Music Therapy 3 Credits


This course introduces the students to theories, concepts and styles of supervision and teaching, and surveys issues related to teaching as well as clinical and academic supervision. 2 hours lecture.

MUTH 524  Group Music Therapy 3 Credits


This course focuses on theories and concepts of music therapy interventions with small groups in various therapy settings and within various therapeutic orientations. The course will help the student effectively design and lead music therapy groups. 2 hours lecture.

MUTH 525  Special Topics in Music Therapy 3 Credits


The focus of this special topics course will be determined by recent trends and developments in the field of music therapy which delineate a topic of attention for current practice in the field of music therapy. 3 hours lecture.

MUTH 565  Graduate Music Therapy Internship I 3 Credits


Prerequisite(s): Completion of all undergraduate music therapy coursework. This internship is conducted on the graduate level, includes 500 supervised music therapy hours in AMTA (American Music Therapy Association) approved or University affiliated site. Includes faculty supervision, cooperative readings and projects with MSU Graduate Faculty and online dialogue related to theories and practice of music therapy: option to conduct project related to thesis.

MUTH 566  Graduate Music Therapy Internship II 3 Credits


Prerequisite(s): Completion of all undergraduate music therapy coursework. This internship is conducted on the graduate level, includes 500 supervised music therapy hours in AMTA (American Music Therapy Association) approved or University affiliated site. Includes faculty supervision, cooperative readings and projects with MSU Graduate Faculty and online dialogue related to theories and practice of music therapy: option to conduct project related to thesis.

MUTH 598  Thesis Seminar 1 Credit


This seminar is designed to help students prepare a thesis proposal in music therapy and to provide the opportunity to exchange ideas, methods, and designs. 1 hour seminar.

MUTH 599  Independent Study Music Therapy 1-3 Credits


Prerequisite(s): John J Cali School of Music approval. Regularly listed courses pursued in greater depth, by arrangement with the instructor prior to registration. May be repeated twice for a maximum of 9.0 credits during the program but may be taken only once per semester.

MUTH 600  Independent Study Music Therapy 1-4 Credits


Prerequisite(s): John J Cali School of Music approval. Individual pursuit of a research topic culminating in a written document of length and scholarly integrity. May cover two semesters; student registers for the semester in which the work will be completed. May be repeated twice for a maximum of 9.0 credits.

MUTH 620  Music Therapy Seminar I: Severely/Profoundly Impaired Youth 4 Credits


Prerequisite(s): Music majors only. Introduction to theoretical and applied skills in use of music therapy with severely/profoundly impaired youth. Developmental framework, applied to review of relevant literature, normal musical development related to social, cognitive, and motor development, developmental assessment, music therapy goal planning, music therapy activity with this population, incorporation of special education techniques, music therapy evaluation. Practicum included. 4 hours seminar, 2.5 hours other.

MUTH 621  Music Therapy Seminar II: Severely/Profoundly Impaired Youth 4 Credits


Prerequisite(s): Music majors only. Advanced theoretical and applied skills in use of music therapy with severely/profoundly impaired youth. Developmental framework applied to review of relevant literature, normal musical development related to social, cognitive and motor development, developmental assessment, music therapy goal planning, music therapy activity with this population, incorporation of special education techniques, music therapy evaluation. Practicum included. 4 hours seminar, 2.5 hours other.

MUTH 622  Music Therapy Seminar I: Mild/Moderately Impaired Youth 4 Credits


Prerequisite(s): Music majors only. Introduction to combination of theoretical and applied skills in the use of music therapy with mild/moderately impaired youth. Developmental framework applied to review of relevant literature; on musical development related to social, cognitive, and motor development, developmental assessment, and music therapy goal planning, music therapy activity with mild/moderately impaired populations, incorporation of special education techniques of music therapy evaluation. Practicum included. 4 hours seminar, 2.5 hours other.

MUTH 623  Music Therapy Seminar II: Mild/Moderately Impaired Youth 4 Credits


Prerequisite(s): Music majors only. Advanced theoretical and applied skills in the use of music therapy with mild/moderately impaired youth. Developmental framework applied to review of relevant literature on musical development related to social, cognitive and motor development; developmental assessment, music therapy goal planning, music therapy activity with mild/moderately impaired populations, incorporation of special education techniques, music therapy evaluation. Practicum included. 4 hours seminar, 2.5 hours other.

MUTH 624  Music Therapy Seminar I: Adult Psychiatric 4 Credits


Prerequisite(s): Music majors only. Introductory theoretical and applied skills in the use of music therapy with adult psychiatric clients. Review of relevant literature on adult psychiatric clients with emphasis on rationale for approaches and treatment. Study of group literature. Music therapy sessions with emphasis on observation of behavior. Practicum included. 4 hours seminar, 2.5 hours other.

MUTH 625  Music Therapy Seminar II: Adult Psychiatric 4 Credits


Prerequisite(s): Music majors only. Advanced theoretical and applied skills in the use of music therapy with adult psychiatric clients. Review of relevant literature on adult psychiatric clients with emphasis on rationale for approaches and treatment. Study of group process literature. Music therapy sessions with emphasis on observation. Practicum included. 4 hours seminar, 2.5 other.

MUTH 698  Master's Thesis 3 Credits


Prerequisite(s): John J Cali School of Music approval. Independent research project done under faculty advisement. Students must follow the MSU Thesis Guidelines, which may be obtained from the Graduate School. Students should take MUTH 699 if they do not complete MUTH 698 within the semester.

MUTH 699  Master's Thesis Extension 1 Credit


Prerequisite(s): MUTH 698. Continuation of Master's Thesis Project. Thesis Extension will be graded as IP (in Progress) until thesis is completed, at which time a grade of Pass or Fail will be given.