Music Therapy (MUY)

MUY-129 Music Preprofessional Seminar (1 credit)

This course will address a variety of topics of concern to the developing music therapist. Guest speakers, field trips, and organized volunteer opportunites will expose you to all aspects of this career. You will learn how to create a resume, apply for jobs, create a new position, and organize and run a student organization to further professional development.

Prerequisite(s): Take concurrent with MUY-160.

MUY-160 Orientation in Music Therapy (2 credits)

Offered Fall Term only. The student concentrates on the concepts and theoretical basis for the use of music as a therapeutic tool in achieving and maintaining physical and mental health. In classroom and lab settings, she views the scope of the profession as she identifies clinical settings where music therapists are employed. She develops the ability to articulate her knowledge and skills specific to the profession and to cite sources of published journals and research specific to music therapy. (Non-majors welcome)

MUY-163 Improvisational Music (2 credits)

Improvisational Music course

Prerequisite(s): No Musical background required. Learn "instant music making" through drum circles, 12 bar blues and basic scales.

MUY-171 Clincal & Lab Experience 1/Geriatrics (1 credit)

This course requires concurrent participation in a designed off-campus music therapy clinic for one to two hours per week. The student works to identify the social-interaction skills most appropriate to working with the elderly. The weekly on-campus class sessions focus on the possible uses of music as therapy with this population, using a variety of therapeutic interventions.

Prerequisite(s): MUY-160 completed. Take concurrent with MUY-171L., Take MUY-171L

MUY-171L Lab Exp 1: Geriatrics (1 credit)

Lab experience with MUY-171 class.

Prerequisite(s): Concurrent registration with MUY-171, Take MUY-171

MUY-272 Clincal & lab Exp 2: Dev Disabilities (1 credit)

Concurrent with this course, the student participates in a designated off-campus music therapy clinic. She indentifies the social-interaction skills most appropriate to working with persons with cognitive disabilities and attempts to demonstrate her effective use of them. Weekly on-campus class sessions focus on current literature and various treatment techniques.

Prerequisite(s): MUY-160 completed; MUE-119 completed or concurrent registration. Concurrent registration in MUY-272L.

MUY-272L Clinical & Lab Experience 2 Lab (0 credits)

Lab experience with MUY-272 course.

Prerequisite(s): Take MUY-272

MUY-273 Clincal & Lab Exp 2: Dev Disabilities (1 credit)

Concurrent with this course, the student participates in a designated off-campus music therapy clinic. She indentifies the social-interaction skills most appropriate to working with persons with cognitive disabilities and attempts to demonstrate her effective use of them. Weekly on-campus class sessions focus on current literature and various treatment techniques.

Prerequisite(s): MUE-119 & MUY-272 completed. Register for MUY-273L.

MUY-273L Lab 2: Developmental Disabilities (1 credit)

Lab experience with MUY-273 course.

Prerequisite(s): Concurrent registration with MUY-273., Take MUY-273

MUY-361 Psychology of Music 1 (3 credits)

Offered Fall Term only. The student explores the effect of sound on human behavior. She focuses on the physical basis of music and on the perception of its elements. The study of musical behavior follows, as related to theories of neurophysiology and learning.

Prerequisite(s): MU-241 completed. Concurrent registration in MUY-361L.

MUY-361L Psychology of Music Lab (1 credit)

Lab experience with MUY-361 course.

Prerequisite(s): Take MUY-361

MUY-362 Psychology of Music 2/Research (2 credits)

Offered Spring Term only. This course is designed to help the student develop skills that enable her to effectively carry out the ongoing observation and evaluation that are basic to the role of the music therapist. She learns to evaluate, improve, and professionally communicate music therapy procedures and results through the study of the research process, measuring and evaluating research, and designing and conducting a research project specific to the field of music therapy.

Prerequisite(s): MUY-361 completed. Register for MUY-362L. Offered Spring Term only.

MUY-362L Psychology of Music 2 Lab (1 credit)

Lab experience with MUY-362 course.

Prerequisite(s): Concurrent registration with MUY-362., Take MUY-362

MUY-363 Creative Music Making (2 credits)

The student learns basic principles of performance on the autoharp, electronic keyboard, and other portable instruments. In addition to developing performance skills for accompaniment purposes, she studies song-leading and improvisation skills that can be used to facilitate/motivate client performance in varied health-care settings.

Prerequisite(s): MUE-119 completed or permission of instructor by General Permit.

MUY-461 Theoretical Foundations of Music Therapy (3 credits)

Offered Fall Term only. The student gains a more sophisticated understanding of how music influences human behavior. She analyzes the elements of a variety of treatment frameworks and correlates them to music therapy procedures. She extends this analytic process as she designs frameworks for application to music therapy treatment.

Prerequisite(s): MUY-362 completed.

MUY-462 Design & Appl in Music Therapy (4 credits)

Offered Spring Term only. Using a treatment framework she identified in MUY-461, the student designs and implements music therapy procedures in a clinical setting. She demonstrates analytical expertise as she makes decisions about the assessment, treatment, evaluation, and implementation of music therapy procedures. She prepares written documentation with rationale to support the choices she makes.

Prerequisite(s): MUY-461 completed. Offered Spring Term only.

MUY-472 Clin Exp: Psycho-Emotional Disabilities (1 credit)

Concurrent with this course, the student participates in a designated off-campus psychiatric music therapy clinic. Class sessions fouces on clinical documentation as the student explores treatment frameworks and their specific application.

Prerequisite(s): MUY-362 completed. Concurrent registration with MUY-472L.

MUY-472L Clin Exp: Psycho-Emotional Disabilit Lab (1 credit)

Lab experience with MUY-472 course.

Prerequisite(s): Take MUY-472

MUY-473 Clin Exp5: Psycho-Emotional Disabilities (1 credit)

Concurrent with this course, the student participates in a designated off-campus psychiatric music therapy clinic. Class sessions fouces on clinical documentation as the student explores treatment frameworks and their specific application.

Prerequisite(s): MUY-472 completed. Register for MUY-473L.

MUY-473L Lab Exp 5: Psycho Emotional Disabilities (1 credit)

Lab experience with MUY-473 course.

Prerequisite(s): Concurrent registration with MUY-473., Take MUY-473

MUY-480A Music Therapy Clinical Internship (1 credit)

This course must be completed within 24 months following the completion of on-campus coursework, or any time concurrent with coursework. The student completes a 1,200 hour internship supervised by a board-certified music therapist in a facility approved by AMTA (American Music Therapy Association) of affiliated with Alverno College. The internship is facilitated through the College, and the College is the recipient of the intern's mid and final assessments. During the internship, the student is engaged in further development of her skills and knowledge as a clinical music therapist. After successful completion of the internship, she is eligible to take the board certification examination to gain the professional designation of Music Therapist-Board Certified.

Prerequisite(s): MUY-361 completed.

MUY-480B Music Therapy Clinical Internship (1 credit)

This course must be completed within 24 months following the completion of on-campus coursework, or any time concurrent with coursework. The student completes a 1,200 hour internship supervised by a board-certified music therapist in a facility approved by AMTA (American Music Therapy Association) of affiliated with Alverno College. The internship is facilitated through the College, and the College is the recipient of the intern's mid and final assessments. During the internship, the student is engaged in further development of her skills and knowledge as a clinical music therapist. After successful completion of the internship, she is eligible to take the board certification examination to gain the professional designation of Music Therapist-Board Certified.

Prerequisite(s): MUY-480A completed.

MUY-480C Music Therapy Clinical Internship (1 credit)

This course must be completed within 24 months following the completion of on-campus coursework, or any time concurrent with coursework. The student completes a 1,200 hour internship supervised by a board-certified music therapist in a facility approved by AMTA (American Music Therapy Association) of affiliated with Alverno College. The internship is facilitated through the College, and the College is the recipient of the intern's mid and final assessments. During the internship, the student is engaged in further development of her skills and knowledge as a clinical music therapist. After successful completion of the internship, she is eligible to take the board certification examination to gain the professional designation of Music Therapist-Board Certified.

Prerequisite(s): MUY-461 completed.

MUY-497 Independent Study (2 credits)

Under the approval and direction of a faculty member, independent study is available to students.