Applying to the Graduate Music Therapy program has two components. First, you must apply to the College of Graduate Studies (CGS). An application packet is available online or from Sueann Robbins in Graduate Admission (484-323-3223).
In addition, you must arrange an audition/interview with Dr. Lillian Eyre, email@example.com or 610-647-4400 ext. 3490. Auditions/interviews can be made directly with Dr. Eyre throughout the year.
In order to be admitted into the Music Therapy Program, students must be admitted to CGS and pass the graduate audition.
Play two contrasting pieces on your major instrument. This would be classical music or jazz or Broadway, according to your specialization.
Play two contrasting pieces on guitar in which you sing and accompany yourself. Styles may be popular, musicals, jazz, Broadway, R&B, gospel, or any secular style of song.
Play two contrasting pieces on piano in which you sing and accompany yourself. Styles may be the same as above.
Play two children’s pieces, one which you play and sing on piano, and one on guitar.
We also give you an opportunity to ask us questions about the program. Auditions last for one hour.
Please note that many students enter the music therapy program as strong musicians but may not be skilled guitarists or pianists. We understand this and do not expect all applicants to be strong in all these areas in order to be admitted into the program. This component of the audition allows us to evaluate the number of music skills courses required to meet the music competencies set forth by AMTA.
Auditions are held in Villa Maria room 208 (VM208), the main campus building. After arriving on campus, park in Lot A, walk up the hill past the Bruder Center, and in the door marked Nazareth Hall. Once inside, go up two flights of stairs and along the corridor. VM208 is the main music therapy teaching room, located between two sets of double doors.