Music Therapy


Music Therapy at WIU

Western Illinois University offers both undergraduate and graduate degree programs in music therapy.

The Bachelor of Music in Music Therapy provides opportunities for students to develop a wide range of musical, clinical, professional, and personal skills in their journey to becoming music therapists. With an on-campus clinic and varied community partnerships, music therapy students get hands-on learning experiences supervised by caring, skilled music therapy faculty who are dedicated to your development.

The Master of Music Therapy provides students with opportunities to expand their knowledge, skills, and clinical practice.

Bachelor of Music, Music Therapy

  • Learn to play guitar, piano, percussion instruments and to sing
  • Study music, psychology, human development and more
  • Participate in music ensembles in the School of Music
  • Complete practicum courses and internship
  • For more information visit Bachelor of Music in Music Therapy

Master of Music Therapy

  • Expand your knowledge and skills as a music therapist
  • Pursue your clinical interests and research ideas
  • Advance your clinical practice through collaboration
  • Develop supervision, administrative, and advanced clinical skills
  • More information visit Master of Music Therapy

Music Therapy Associations

Contact Information

Contact Director of Music Therapy
Dr. Jennifer D. Jones
Sallee 222

WIU Music Therapy Faculty


Jennifer D. Jones, PhD, MT-BC
Professor & Director of Music Therapy
Western Illinois University
Sallee 222
1 University Circle, Macomb, IL 61455
Meet Dr. Jennifer Jones


Emily Sevcik, PhD, LPC, MT-BC
Assistant Professor, Music Therapy
Western Illinois University
Sallee 218
Meet Emily Sevcik


Denise Coovert, MM, MT-BC
Faculty Assistant, Music Therapy- Clinical Trainer
Western Illinois University
Sallee 220
Meet Denise Coovert