Music Therapy Major (Strings, Brass, Woodwind and Percussion 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 Overview

General Education Requirements13
World Languages and Cultures Requirements3-6
Major Requirements98-100
Free Electives6-1
Total Credits120

Major Requirements

Primary Instrument
Course must be completed four times, for 2 credits each.8
Applied Music
Secondary Instrument
Piano
MSSN 101Keyboard Musicianship I1
MSSN 102Keyboard Musicianship II1
MSSN 203Keyboard Musicianship III1
MSSN 204Keyboard Musicianship IV1
Guitar
MSSN 121Secondary Instrument Guitar I1
MSSN 122Secondary Instrument Guitar II1
Ensemble Requirement
Primary Instrument
Complete 2 credits from the following using the primary instrument:2
Orchestra
Band
Secondary Instrument
Complete 2-3 credits (Percussion Primary only) from the following using the secondary instrument:2-3
Montclair State University Chorale
Montclair State University Singers
Opera Workshop
Collegium Musicum
Chamber Ensemble Performance
Jazz Ensemble
Performance Practicum
MUPR 139Performance Practicum (Complete 8 times.)0
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
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
Required Courses
Complete 0-1 credit (Percussion Primary does not take this course):0-1
Percussion Instruments
MUHS 106Diverse Worlds of Music3
MUTC 101Music and Computer Technology I3
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
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
Total Credits98-100

General Education Requirements

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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.
F. Humanities
1. Great Works and Their Influences - Fulfilled in the major.
2. Philosophical and Religious Perspectives
PHIL 102Ethics3
G. Computer Science
Music and Computer Technology I (Fulfilled in the major.)
K. Social Science
2. Global Cultural Perspectives3
Total Credits13

World Languages and Cultures Requirements

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World Languages
Based on placement exam complete one or two sequential courses in one language.3-6
World Cultures
Diverse Worlds of Music (Fulfilled in the major.)
Total Credits3-6

Recommended Roadmap to Degree Completion

This recommended four-year plan is provided as an outline for students to follow in order to complete their degree requirements within four years.  This plan is a recommendation and students should only use it in consultation with their academic advisor.

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
FallCredits
GENERAL EDUCATION: (A) New Student Seminar 1
GENERAL EDUCATION: (C1) Writing 3
 Credits4
Spring
GENERAL EDUCATION: (C2) Literature 3
GENERAL EDUCATION: (C3) Communication 3
 Credits6
 Total Credits10