|School:||Canadian Mennonite University|
|Field of Study:||Music Therapy/Therapist
|Description:||This program is designed for students interested in a career in music therapy. Music therapists use music in a skilful, systematic way to promote positive changes in the mental, physical, emotional, or spiritual functioning of individuals and groups. Employment opportunities for music therapists exist in mental health facilities, nursing homes, hospitals, schools, group homes, and many other settings. As well, many music therapists develop their own private practices. Music therapists are expected to be accomplished and versatile musicians with a solid grounding in the study of normal and abnormal human development in addition to their music therapy skills. Above and beyond the skills and techniques of music therapy, students at CMU gain an understanding of spirituality, ethics, and counselling, invaluable to a career in any care profession.
|URL:||Music Therapy at Canadian Mennonite University|
|Cost per year:*||
Program costs break down roughly to $741.00 per 3 credit hour course (or $5,928.00 for 24 credit hours) for Canadian students and to $1,000.35 per 3 credit hour course for international students.
|Additional Admission Requirements:||
All students wanting to pursue the 4-year Music Therapy degree must first audition and be accepted into the School of Music for two years of music studies. Applicants may apply for entry into the Bachelor of Music Therapy program at the end of their second year of study. The admission requirements, needing to be met after 2 years of study in the School of Music, are: a minimum grade of “C” in MUSC-2010, MUSC-2110, a minimum grade of “C+” in PSYC-1010 and PSYC-1020, a minimum grade of “B” in MUSC-2800, an interview, an audition, and testing of competencies in keyboard, guitar, and voice.