Music therapy helps clients who have therapeutic needs to develop skills, adapt behavior, and overcome obstacles in their lives. Music therapists use different kinds of musical experiences, such as singing, playing instruments, writing songs, and listening to and talking about music, to meet clients’ needs using the unique relationship between the client, the music and the therapist.
At Immaculata, you take music, music therapy and psychology courses in a liberal arts program. These courses develop your core musicianship, your clinical skills, and your understanding of the psychology of music and psychopathology. At the conclusion of the program, you may take the Music Therapy Board Certification exam (MT-BC) of the Certification Board for Music Therapists (CBMT). We provide exam preparation sessions, and we have a high first-time pass rate (90 percent in 2011, well above the national average).
Dr. Tony Meadows and Dr. Lillian Eyre, full-time music therapy faculty
See an introductory music therapy video here:
The Music Therapy Program is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM) and approved by the American Music Therapy Association (AMTA).
For more information about this program, please call Dr. Anthony Meadows at 610-647-4400, ext. 3159.