Music Therapy Major (Keyboard Primary) (B.A.) - Undergraduate - 2012 University Catalog

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The Music Therapy program is one of the oldest (1969) and foremost training programs in this country. It features closely supervised clinical work each semester, which takes place at local facilities as well as schools, nursing homes and hospitals in New York City. In addition, the program offers a Music Therapy Training Group, Introduction to Guided Imagery and Music, an on-campus music therapy clinic, and specialized courses in piano accompaniment and clinical improvisation. Guest clinicians from the U.S. and other countries frequently make presentations and give workshops.

In addition to the Bachelor of Arts degree, successful completion of this degree allows the recipient to sit for the examination to become a Board-Certified Music Therapist (MT-BC).

For further information: Cali School of Music Web page.

Curriculum Requirements:  All university students must fulfill the set of General Education requirements applicable to their degree (for further information, click here.)  In addition, the requirements below apply to this major:


MUSIC THERAPY MAJOR (KEYBOARD)

Complete 108 semester hours including the following 11 requirement(s):

  1. PRIMARY INSTRUMENT

    Complete 6 courses for 12 semester hours:

    MUAP 121 Applied Music I 2
    MUAP 122 Applied Music II 2
    MUAP 223 Applied Music III 2
    MUAP 224 Applied Music IV 2
    MUAP 325 Applied Music V 2
    MUAP 326 Applied Music VI 2
  2. SECONDARY INSTRUMENT for Keyboard

    Complete the following 2 requirement(s):

    1. VOICE

      Complete 2 courses for 2 semester hours:

      MSSN 111 Secondary Instrument Voice I (2 hours studio) 1
      MSSN 112 Secondary Instrument Voice II (2 hours studio) 1
    2. SECONDARY INSTRUMENT (Guitar)

      Complete 2 courses for 2 semester hours:

      MSSN 121 Secondary Instrument Guitar I (2 hours studio) 1
      MSSN 122 Secondary Instrument Guitar II (2 hours studio) 1
  3. KEYBOARD HARMONY

    Complete 2 courses for 2 semester hours:

    MUCP 310 Keyboard Harmony I (2 hours studio) 1
    MUCP 311 Keyboard Harmony II (2 hours studio) 1
  4. ENSEMBLE REQUIREMENT

    Complete the following 2 requirement(s):

    1. PRIMARY INSTRUMENT

      Using the primary instrument complete 3 semester hours from the following list.

      MUPR 030 Montclair State University Chorale 0.5
      MUPR 031 Orchestra (4.5 hours studio) 0.5
      MUPR 032 Band 0.5
    2. SECONDARY INSTRUMENT

      Using the secondary instrument complete 1 semester hours from the following list.

      MUPR 301 Chamber Ensemble Performance 0.5
      MUPR 302 Jazz Ensemble (2 hours studio) 0.5
  5. PERFORMANCE PRACTICUM

    The following course must be completed a minimum of 8 times: MUPR 039. There is no credit associated with this course.

    MUPR 039 Performance Practicum 0
  6. THEORY/AURAL SKILLS

    Complete 9 courses for 18 semester hours: .

    MUCP 101 Theory I (3 hours lecture) 3
    MUCP 102 Theory II (3 hours lecture) 3
    MUCP 103 Aural Skills I (3 hours lecture) 1
    MUCP 104 Aural Skills II 1
    MUCP 141 Musical Composition (2 hours lecture) 2
    MUCP 201 Theory III (3 hours lecture) 3
    MUCP 202 Theory IV (3 hours lecture) 3
    MUCP 203 Aural Skills III (3 hours lecture) 1
    MUCP 204 Aural Skills IV (3 hours lecture) 1
  7. MUSIC HISTORY

    Complete 3 courses for 9 semester hours: .

    MUHS 307 Music History I (3 hours lecture) 3
    MUHS 308 Music History II (3 hours lecture) 3
    MUHS 407 Music History III (3 hours lecture) 3
  8. REQUIRED COURSES

    1. Complete 1 course for 1 semester hours: .

      MUED 306 Percussion Instruments (2 hours studio) 1
    2. Complete 1 course for 2 semester hours from the following list.

      MUED 335 Conducting for Music Educators (2 hours lecture) 2
      MUPR 335 Elementary Conducting (2 hours lecture) 2
    3. Complete 1 course for 3 semester hours: .

      MUHS 106 Diverse Worlds of Music (3 hours lecture) 3
    4. Complete 1 course for 1 semester hours from the following list.

      MUED 105 Instrumental Techniques: Strings I (2 hours lecture) 1
      MUED 205 Instrumental Techniques: Brass I (2 hours lecture) 1
      MUED 206 Instrumental Techniques: Woodwinds I (2 hours lecture) 1
  9. ADDITIONAL REQUIRED COURSES

    Complete 9 courses for 10 semester hours: .

    MUTH 260 Methods and Materials in Music Therapy (2 hours lecture) 2
    MUTH 262 Music Therapy Practicum I 1
    MUTH 263 Music Therapy Practicum II 1
    MUTH 306 Piano Accompanying Techniques for the Music Therapist (2 hours studio) 1
    MUTH 307 Piano Improvisation for the Music Therapist (2 hours lecture) 1
    MUTH 361 Music Therapy Practicum III 1
    MUTH 362 Music Therapy Practicum IV 1
    MUTH 363 Music Therapy Practicum V 1
    MUTH 364 Music Therapy Practicum VI 1
  10. PROFESSIONAL SEQUENCE

    Complete 12 courses for 28 semester hours: .

    MUTH 100 Introduction to Music Therapy (2 hours lecture) 2
    MUTH 261 Therapy and Observation Skills for Music Therapy (2 hours lecture) 2
    MUTH 400 Music Therapy Training Group (2 hours lecture) 1
    MUTH 402 Guided Imagery and Music (GIM) (2 hours lecture) 1
    MUTH 461 Music Therapy with Children (3 hours lecture) 3
    MUTH 462 Music Therapy with Adults (3 hours lecture) 3
    MUTH 463 Psychological Foundations of Music I (3 hours lecture) 3
    MUTH 464 Psychological Foundations of Music II (3 hours lecture) 3
    MUTH 465 Internship in Music Therapy 1
    PSYC 201 Child Psychology (3 hours lecture) 3
    PSYC 235 Psychology of Exceptional Children and Youth (3 hours lecture) 3
    PSYC 365 Abnormal Psychology (3 hours lecture) 3
  11. COLLATERAL COURSES

    Complete 5 courses for 14 semester hours: .

    BIOL 110 The Biology of Human Life (3 hours lecture, 2 hours lab) 4
    MATH 109 Statistics (3 hours lecture) 3
    MUTC 101 Music and Computer Technology I (3 hours lecture) 3
    PEGN 271 Social Dance (1.5 hours other) 1
    PSYC 101 Introduction to Psychology (3 hours lecture) 3

Course Descriptions:

BIOL110: The Biology of Human Life (3 hours lecture, 2 hours lab)

The course is intended to serve the non-biology major and present a basic introduction to human anatomy and physiology. It will provide students with a laboratory experience so that they may learn the scientific method and its application in the field of human biology. This course will provide these students with a body of knowledge specific to human anatomy and physiology so that they may be well informed when dealing with important personal, family and societal issues relative to health and life-style decisions. Meets Gen Ed 2002 - Natural/Physical Science Laboratory. 4 sh.

MATH109: Statistics (3 hours lecture)

Introduction to the use of statistics in the real world. Topics include: analysis and presentation of data, variability and uncertainty in data, techniques of statistical inference and decision-making. Computer assisted including lecture, individual and small group tutoring in Mathematics Computer Laboratory. Meets Gen Ed 2002 - Mathematics. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: MATH 051 or MATH 061 or MATH 071 or placement through the Montclair State University Placement Test (MSUPT). Not for majors in Mathematics (MATH), Mathematics with Applied Math concentration (MAAM) or Mathematics-Teacher Education (MTED).

MSSN111: Secondary Instrument Voice I (2 hours studio)

These courses give to the non-primary vocal student the fundamental elements of vocal technique. The same elements are taught to voice secondary students in classes as are taught to voice primary students in private lessons. 1 sh.

Prerequisites: Music majors or minors only.

MSSN112: Secondary Instrument Voice II (2 hours studio)

Continuation of MSSN 111. Group instruction. 1 sh.

Prerequisites: MSSN 111; Music majors or minors only.

MSSN121: Secondary Instrument Guitar I (2 hours studio)

Basic techniques of guitar playing including chording and melodic work. Group instruction. 1 sh.

Prerequisites: Music majors or minors only.

MSSN122: Secondary Instrument Guitar II (2 hours studio)

Continuation of MSSN 121. Group instruction. 1 sh.

Prerequisites: MSSN 121; Music majors or minors only.

MUAP121: Applied Music I

Fifteen one-hour lessons per semester, private instruction. May not be repeated for credit. 2 sh.

Prerequisites: Majors only, John J Cali School of Music approval.

MUAP122: Applied Music II

Fifteen one-hour lessons per semester, private instruction. May not be repeated for credit. 2 sh.

Prerequisites: Majors only; MUAP 121.

MUAP223: Applied Music III

Fifteen one-hour lessons per semester, private instruction. May not be repeated for credit. 2 sh.

Prerequisites: Majors only; MUAP 122.

MUAP224: Applied Music IV

Fifteen one-hour lessons per semester, private instruction. May not be repeated for credit. 2 sh.

Prerequisites: Majors only; MUAP 223.

MUAP325: Applied Music V

Fifteen one-hour lessons per semester, private instruction. May not be repeated for credit. 2 sh.

Prerequisites: Majors only; MUAP 224.

MUAP326: Applied Music VI

Fifteen one-hour lessons per semester, private instruction. May not be repeated for credit. 2 sh.

Prerequisites: Majors only; MUAP 325.

MUCP101: Theory I (3 hours lecture)

Study of harmony, counterpoint and musical analysis of small forms. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Music majors or minors only.

MUCP102: Theory II (3 hours lecture)

Continuation of MUCP 101. Must be taken with MUCP 104. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: MUCP 101; Music majors or minors only.

MUCP103: Aural Skills I (3 hours lecture)

Sight reading and dictation in major and minor modes, using diatonic chord progressions. Basic solfeggio. Must be taken with MUCP 101. 1 sh.

Prerequisites: Music majors or minors only.

MUCP104: Aural Skills II

Continuation of MUCP 103; must be taken with MUCP 102. 1 sh.

Prerequisites: MUCP 103; Music majors or minors only.

MUCP141: Musical Composition (2 hours lecture)

Practical exploration of the various trends in the 20th century composition. 2 sh.

Prerequisites: Majors only.

MUCP201: Theory III (3 hours lecture)

Chromatic harmony; intermediate contrapuntal techniques; analysis of the larger instrumental forms. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: MUCP 102; Music majors or minors only.

MUCP202: Theory IV (3 hours lecture)

Continuation of MUCP 201. Must be taken with MUCP 204. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: MUCP 201; Music majors or minors only.

MUCP203: Aural Skills III (3 hours lecture)

Chromatic and non-tonal sight reading and dictation. "Fixed do" Solfeggio. To be taken with MUCP 201. 1 sh.

Prerequisites: MUCP 104; Music majors or minors only.

MUCP204: Aural Skills IV (3 hours lecture)

Continuation of MUCP 203. Must be taken with MUCP 202. 1 sh.

Prerequisites: MUCP 203; Music majors or minors only.

MUCP310: Keyboard Harmony I (2 hours studio)

Skills pianists will need as professional performers, therapists, and educators. Harmonization, transposition, improvisation, realization of figured bass, reduction of open scores, and sightreading. 1 sh.

Prerequisites: MUCP 102; Music majors or minors only.

MUCP311: Keyboard Harmony II (2 hours studio)

Continuation of MUCP 310. 1 sh.

Prerequisites: MUCP 310; Music majors or minors only.

MUED105: Instrumental Techniques: Strings I (2 hours lecture)

Basic playing skills and pedagogical techniques for teaching violin and viola at the elementary and secondary school levels. 1 sh.

Prerequisites: Music majors only.

MUED205: Instrumental Techniques: Brass I (2 hours lecture)

Basic playing skills and pedagogical techniques for teaching trumpet and French horn at the elementary and secondary school levels. 1 sh.

Prerequisites: MUED 200.

MUED206: Instrumental Techniques: Woodwinds I (2 hours lecture)

Basic playing skills and pedagogical techniques for teaching clarinet and saxophone at the elementary and secondary school levels. 1 sh.

Prerequisites: MUED 200.

MUED306: Percussion Instruments (2 hours studio)

Elementary skills on snare drum, bass drum, timpani, cymbals, bells, etc.; materials and methods for teaching these instruments in the classroom. Music majors only. 1 sh.

Prerequisites: Music majors only.

MUED335: Conducting for Music Educators (2 hours lecture)

Rehearsal and performance techniques involved in conducting elementary and secondary school ensembles. Hands on conducting of Lab Ensemble. 2 sh.

Prerequisites: MUPR 335.

MUHS106: Diverse Worlds of Music (3 hours lecture)

This course explores the diverse nature of the musical experience by examining various traditions from Africa, Asia, South America, Europe and North America. The study of different musical traditions develops our listening skills and allows us to consider the role of performer and their audience in multiple frameworks, including ritual, political and the world of entertainment. 3 sh.

MUHS307: Music History I (3 hours lecture)

Research method and music bibliography. Styles, genres and shaping forces of Western music from the rise of polyphony in the Middle Ages through the music of Haydn and Mozart. Meets the University Writing Requirement for majors in Music and Music Therapy. Check University Writing Requirement listing for specific majors. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: MUCP 102; Music majors and minors only.

MUHS308: Music History II (3 hours lecture)

Continuation of MUHS 307, beginning with Beethoven; the music of the Romantic era as manifested in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries; major currents of the Modern era. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: MUHS 307; Music majors and minors only.

MUHS407: Music History III (3 hours lecture)

Major figures, forms, genres and styles from Debussy to the present. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: MUHS 308; Music majors and minors only.

MUPR030: Montclair State University Chorale

Montclair State University Chorale. 0.5 sh.

MUPR031: Orchestra (4.5 hours studio)

Orchestra. 0.5 sh.

MUPR032: Band

Band. 0.5 sh.

MUPR039: Performance Practicum

All music majors must register for this number each semester in order to free their schedules for recital and masterclass commitments. This course is offered as Pass/Fail only. 0 sh.

MUPR301: Chamber Ensemble Performance

Study through playing or singing of chamber music in ensembles of varying size and musical styles. May be repeated for credit. 0.5 sh.

Prerequisites: John J Cali School of Music approval.

MUPR302: Jazz Ensemble (2 hours studio)

Contemporary ensemble requirements like jazz phrasing, section playing, interpretation, improvisation studied through ensemble rehearsal and performance. May be repeated for credit. 0.5 sh.

Prerequisites: John J Cali School of Music approval.

MUPR335: Elementary Conducting (2 hours lecture)

Baton techniques and clef reading in orchestral and choral scores. 2 sh.

Prerequisites: All Music majors or minors.

MUTC101: Music and Computer Technology I (3 hours lecture)

This course develops an understanding of the influence of technology upon society in general, and, more particularly, upon the musical culture and aesthetics of the twentieth century; develops a critical understanding of concepts such as interactivity in technology, the internet as a global village, virtual reality, technology and freedom of expression, among others; demonstrates the relevance and importance of music technology throughout the various disciplines in music; develops comfort with basic computer skills; develops individual and collective problem solving skills involving technology in a variety of computing environments; develops basic understanding of data structures of computers and networking; and provides an understanding of varous hardware and software technologies, with a particular emphasis on hardware and software components involved with music instruction and production such as instructional software for musicians, data structures for digital audio and MIDI, music notation software, input devices for music notation, music sequencing, and desktop publishing for musicians. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Music major or John J Cali School of Music approval.

MUTH100: Introduction to Music Therapy (2 hours lecture)

Survey of use of music therapy with various populations and other topics of relevance to the music therapist. 2 sh.

MUTH260: Methods and Materials in Music Therapy (2 hours lecture)

A variety of music activities and how to adapt them for music therapy settings; leadership techniques; simple instruments used in therapy. 2 sh.

Prerequisites: MUTH 261; Music therapy majors only.

MUTH261: Therapy and Observation Skills for Music Therapy (2 hours lecture)

Observing, measuring, and recording behavior in a music therapy setting and other aspects of planning for music therapy sessions as well as observing music therapy sessions. 2 sh.

Prerequisites: MUTH 100; music therapy majors only.

MUTH262: Music Therapy Practicum I

Improvement of the functioning of a client or group of clients with physical or mental disabilities through the use of music therapy. Discussion of the clients and their progress and other aspects of the clinical work. 1 sh.

Prerequisites: MUTH 100.

MUTH263: Music Therapy Practicum II

Continuation of MUTH 262. 1 sh.

Prerequisites: MUTH 100.

MUTH306: Piano Accompanying Techniques for the Music Therapist (2 hours studio)

Accompanying techniques adapted for music therapy. Choral harmonization, playing by ear, sightreading, learning music therapy repertoire. 1 sh.

Prerequisites: MSSN 104 or MUCP 311; Music therapy majors only.

MUTH307: Piano Improvisation for the Music Therapist (2 hours lecture)

Improvisation in a variety of styles. Clinical adaptations. 1 sh.

Prerequisites: MUTH 306; Music therapy majors only.

MUTH361: Music Therapy Practicum III

Continuation of MUTH 263. 1 sh.

Prerequisites: Music therapy majors only.

MUTH362: Music Therapy Practicum IV

Continuation of MUTH 361. 1 sh.

Prerequisites: Music therapy majors only.

MUTH363: Music Therapy Practicum V

Continuation of MUTH 362. 1 sh.

Prerequisites: Music therapy majors only.

MUTH364: Music Therapy Practicum VI

Continuation of MUTH 363. 1 sh.

Prerequisites: Music therapy majors only.

MUTH400: Music Therapy Training Group (2 hours lecture)

Expression and exploration of feelings through use of creative media. Particular attention to process so that experience may be generalized and subsequently used with client groups. Meets 2 1/2 hours per week. 1 sh.

Prerequisites: MUTH 260.

MUTH402: Guided Imagery and Music (GIM) (2 hours lecture)

Introduction to the facets of guided imagery and music. Theory and process of the technique will be explored verbally and experientially. Is equivalent (with possible additional requirements) to Level I GIM training. 1 sh.

Prerequisites: MUTH 260.

MUTH461: Music Therapy with Children (3 hours lecture)

Ways in which music and the therapist may be used to influence the behavior of children, the mentally retarded, and the physically disabled. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: MUTH 260, PSYC 235; Music Therapy majors only.

MUTH462: Music Therapy with Adults (3 hours lecture)

Ways in which music therapy may be used in working with adult psychiatric patients, addictions, offenders, and geriatrics. Setting up a music therapy program. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: MUTH 260, PSYC 365; Music Therapy majors only.

MUTH463: Psychological Foundations of Music I (3 hours lecture)

Emotional correlates of the musical experience explored through research findings, psychological testing and inquiry, and philosophy. Current theories applied to practice in music therapy, education and performance are discussed. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: MUTH 260; Music therapy majors only.

MUTH464: Psychological Foundations of Music II (3 hours lecture)

Basic techniques of conducting, reading, and interpreting psychological research in music are reviewed. Quantitative and qualitative methodologies are emphasized. Implications for various aspects of music are discussed. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: MUTH 260; Music therapy majors only.

MUTH465: Internship in Music Therapy

Six months clinical training as a music therapy intern in an approved training program. 1 sh.

Prerequisites: John J Cali School of Music approval.

PEGN271: Social Dance (1.5 hours other)

The course covers the traditional ballroom dances as well as current popular styles and routines. Meets Gen Ed 2002 - Physical Education. 1 sh.

PSYC101: Introduction to Psychology (3 hours lecture)

This course is an introduction to the study of human behavior and surveys major topics within the diverse discipline of psychology. Topics covered will come from each of four core areas offered by the psychology department: Social/Applied (e.g., Social, Industrial-Organizational, Health), Biological Basis of Behavior (e.g., Physiology, Perception, Motivation/Emotion, Comparative Animal Behavior), Cognition (e.g., Learning and Memory, Conditioning and Learning, Cognition, Language) and Personality (e.g., Personality, Abnormal, Development). Meets Gen Ed 2002 - Social Science for non-psychology majors only. 3 sh.

PSYC201: Child Psychology (3 hours lecture)

Covers growth, development and behavior of children. Physical, intellectual, social and emotional development and their interaction. Scientific method exemplified through the literature and intensive study of individual children. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: PSYC 101.

PSYC235: Psychology of Exceptional Children and Youth (3 hours lecture)

Surveys, current practices and problems of exceptional children and youth. Explores the unique needs of individuals with handicaps that involve intellectual, sensory, motor, neurological, social and emotional origins. Utilizes analysis of case materials for theoretical and practical applications to the psychology of exceptionality. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: PSYC 101.

PSYC365: Abnormal Psychology (3 hours lecture)

Topics include an overview of psychopathological processes: neuroses, psychoses, and characterological disorders; feeling, thinking and behavioral aspects during the life span; diagnostic and treatment procedures. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: PSYC 203.