Music Therapy Major (Keyboard Primary) (B.A.)

The Music Therapy program is one of the oldest (1969) and foremost training programs in this country. It features closely supervised clinical work each semester, which takes place at local facilities as well as schools, nursing homes and hospitals in the New York metropolitan area. In addition, the program offers a Music Therapy Training Group, Introduction to Guided Imagery and Music, and specialized courses in piano accompaniment and clinical improvisation. Guest clinicians from the U.S. and other countries frequently make presentations and give workshops.
In addition to the Bachelor of Arts degree, successful completion of this degree allows the recipient to sit for the examination to become a Board-Certified Music Therapist (MT-BC).

For further information: Cali School of Music; Academic Program Information

Program Requirements

Click here for a list of courses that fulfill General Education categories.

Click here for a list of courses that fulfill World Languages and Cultures categories.

I. General Education
A. New Student Seminar
MUGN 199Freshman Seminar for Music Majors1
C. Communication
1. Writing
WRIT 105College Writing I3
2. Literature
WRIT 106College Writing II3
3. Communication - Fulfilled in the major. 0
F. Humanities
1. Great Works and Their Influences - Fulfilled in the major.0
2. Philosophical and Religious Perspectives
PHIL 102Ethics3
G. Computer Science
Fulfilled by MUTC 101 in the major.0
K. Social Science
2. Global Cultural Perspectives3
II. World Languages and Cultures
A. World Languages6
See the World Languages and Cultures page for language requirement details.
III. Major Requirements
A. Primary Instrument
MUAP 121Applied Music I2
MUAP 122Applied Music II2
MUAP 223Applied Music III2
MUAP 224Applied Music IV2
B. Secondary Instruments
1. Keyboard Harmony
MUCP 310Keyboard Harmony I1
MUCP 311Keyboard Harmony II1
2. Guitar
MSSN 121Secondary Instrument Guitar I1
MSSN 122Secondary Instrument Guitar II1
3. Voice
MSSN 111Secondary Instrument Voice I1
MSSN 112Secondary Instrument Voice II1
C. Requirement
1. Primary Instrument
Complete 2 credits from the following using the primary instrument:2
Montclair State University Chorale
2. Secondary Instrument
Complete 2 credits from the following using the secondary instrument:2
Montclair State University Singers
Collegium Musicum
Chamber Ensemble Performance
Jazz Ensemble
D. Performance Practicum
MUPR 139Performance Practicum (Complete 8 times.)0
E. Theory/Aural Skills
MUCP 101Theory I3
MUCP 102Theory II3
MUCP 103Aural Skills I1
MUCP 104Aural Skills II1
MUCP 201Theory III3
MUCP 202Theory IV3
MUCP 203Aural Skills III1
MUCP 204Aural Skills IV1
F. Music History
MUHS 307Music in Time, Place and Ideas: Up to 17003
MUHS 308Music in Time, Place and Ideas: 1700-18903
MUHS 407Music in Time, Place and Ideas: 1890 to Present3
G. Required Courses
MUED 306Percussion Instruments1
MUPR 335Elementary Conducting2
MUHS 106Diverse Worlds of Music3
MUTC 101Music and Computer Technology I3
H. Additional Required Courses
MUTH 115Music Therapy Practicum I1
MUTH 200Methods and Materials in Music Therapy2
MUTH 205Music Therapy Practicum II1
MUTH 306Piano Accompanying Techniques for the Music Therapist1
MUTH 307Piano Improvisation for the Music Therapist1
MUTH 315Music Therapy Practicum III1
MUTH 325Music Therapy Practicum IV1
MUTH 415Music Therapy Practicum V1
MUTH 425Music Therapy Practicum VI1
I. Professional Sequence
MUTH 100Introduction to Music Therapy2
MUTH 110Therapy and Observation Skills for Music Therapy2
MUTH 310Music Therapy with Children3
MUTH 320Psychological Foundations of Music I3
MUTH 400Music Therapy Training Group1
MUTH 410Music Therapy with Adults3
MUTH 420Psychological Foundations of Music II3
MUTH 430Guided Imagery and Music (GIM)1
MUTH 495Internship in Music Therapy12
PSYC 101Introduction to Psychology3
PSYC 201Child Psychology3
PSYC 365Abnormal Psychology3
IV. Free Electives
Complete additional coursework to reach 120 credits.
Total Credits120