Music Therapy

Program Overview

"Music Therapy is an established health profession in which music is used within a therapeutic relationship to address physical, emotional, cognitive, and social needs of individuals." Source - American Music Therapy Association

The School of Music has been an accredited member of the National Association of Schools of Music since 1961 and offers a Bachelor of Music degree with an option in Music Business.

Possible Careers

Our graduates are prepared to enter careers working in schools, private healthcare agencies, hospitals, and businesses as;

  • Music Therapist

        as well as advanced graduate study.

        Why Choose Music Therapy at WIU?

        Our students receive a superior music education in a highly personalized environment. The ratio of music majors to full-time music faculty in the Western Illinois University School of Music is 6:1. That’s one faculty member for every six music majors!

At A Glance

  • Degrees Available:
    • B.A.
    • B.M.
    • M.M.
  • Major: Yes
  • Minor: Yes
  • Graduate Degree: Yes
  • Campus: Macomb
  • Study Opportunities:
    • Honors
    • Teacher Certification

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