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Healing Through Music

Seton Hill University's Music Therapy (B.M.) Program will prepare you to begin healing others, using your own unique musical capabilities. At Seton Hill University, you will learn to assess a client's emotional well-being, physical health, social functioning, communication abilities and cognitive skills through musical responses.

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Why the Music Therapy Program at Seton Hill University?

As a student in Seton Hill's Music Therapy Program, you will have opportunities to work in real-world settings and situations as you gain the experience needed to become a competent music therapist. At Seton Hill, you will

  • participate in the care of clients through interdisciplinary treatment planning, ongoing evaluation and follow-up
  • be eligible to sit for the national examination offered by the Certification Board for Music Therapists upon receiving your undergraduate degree
  • enjoy our state-of-the-art facilities, including our Arts Center and Performing Arts Center
  • experience the benefits of our Apple Distinguished School, including an Apple laptop and iPad for all full-time freshmen

Throughout this program, you will also learn to design music sessions for individuals using

  • group improvisation
  • receptive music listening
  • music and imagery
  • music performance
  • song writing
  • lyric discussion
  • learning through music

Auditions

In addition to the University's requirements for admission, all music majors must successfully audition for Seton Hill's music faculty to be admitted into the Music Program.

Ensembles

Seton Hill University's Music Program offers a full range of large and specialized ensembles, in which all music majors are involved. Most ensembles are also open to non-music majors.

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Careers

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, therapy jobs are expected to continue increasing steadily, with an annual salary between $30,000 and $80,000. To obtain the music therapist-board certified credential (M.T. - B.C.), students who complete Seton Hill's Music Therapy Program (including internship) must successfully complete the independently administered national examination offered by the Certification Board for Music Therapists. Students will be eligible to take this exam upon receiving their Music Therapy (B.M.) degree from Seton Hill.

Seton Hill's award-winning Career and Professional Development Center (CPDC) will work with you, your professors and local, regional and national employers to prepare you with the career preparation skills, internship opportunities and placement services that you need - as a student and after you graduate.

Faculty

As a student in Seton Hill's Music Therapy Program, you will work with experienced faculty in both the School of Visual and Performing Arts and the Department of Applied Social Sciences, who have knowledge and skillsets in both music and psychology.

Ready to Take Your Next Step Forward?

You can apply online for free at any time. Seton Hill features streamlined admissions requirements and a comprehensive aid program. If you haven't been to visit us yet, please schedule a time to come up to the Hill. You may just see your future from here.