Music Therapy

Enacting dynamic change with technology and creativity

Herron’s Bachelor of Science in music therapy is an American Music Therapy Association (AMTA) approved degree program that instills students with the musical, technical, and therapeutic skills required to pursue professional careers in the thriving allied health profession of music therapy.

As a music therapy major, you will engage in traditional academic music studies (e.g., music theory, aural skills, music history), piano, voice, guitar, percussion, improvisation, music technology, psychology, and music therapy courses.

Graduates of the program take the national certification examination administered by the Certification Board for Music Therapists (CBMT). After passing this exam, you'll be a board-certified music therapist prepared to leverage music within a therapeutic context to help individuals enact dynamic change in their lives.

I’m really excited about the depth of the program that we have built here. Social justice tenants are built into every aspect of the course, and technology sits at the center.

Dr. Natasha Thomas, Assistant professor of music therapy
Carl Tatz Design


As a music therapy major, you will complete music technology courses in state of the art production studios and collaborative lab spaces. Music therapy students have access to all Herron art and design studio and lab facilities. 

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Professional opportunities

Whether you go on to join an existing therapy practice, hang out your own shingle, or work in a related field, your education will prepare you with the industry knowledge that’s needed to join the next generation of music therapists. 

Pursue your calling as a professional:

  • Music therapist
  • Recreational therapist*
  • Music teacher*
  • Music director/composer*
  • Musician
*Requires additional training or education.


Debra Burns

Debra Burns

Chair of the Department of Music and Arts Technology

Amanda Henley

Amanda Henley

Visiting Lecturer

Meganne Masko

Meganne Masko

Associate Professor

Natasha Thomas

Natasha Thomas

Assistant Professor

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