Applying to the Program
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 Sandra Rollison in the admissions office (610-647-4400 ext. 3215).
In addition, you must arrange an audition/interview with Dr. Tony Meadows, firstname.lastname@example.org or 610-647-4400 ext. 3159. Auditions/interviews can be made directly with Dr. Meadows throughout the year.
In order to be admitted into the Music Therapy Program, students must be admitted to CGS and pass the graduate audition.
The audition has three main components:
- Presenting two pieces from the “classical” repertoire on your major instrument. Accompaniment is preferred, when needed, but memorization is not necessary. Students with jazz and musical theater backgrounds may present music from their areas of study.
- Presenting your skills on guitar and piano by accompanying yourself while singing five songs (e.g. three piano and two guitar). Songs can include children's repertoire, "popular” repertoire (e.g. songs from the 1960s to the present), songs you have composed, musical theater, etc.. Please prepare a range of styles.
- An interview in which we ask you about your career goals, your interest in Immaculata, and your knowledge of music therapy, among other things.
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.