Music Therapy Certificate Program - Graduate - 2012 University Catalog

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Leads to qualification to sit for the examination to become a Board-Certified Music Therapist (MT-BC). [For students with a bachelor's degree in area other than music, this is prerequisite to matriculation in graduate work.]

The following coursework or the equivalent is needed to complete the necessary requirements for Music Therapy certification; requirements in primary and secondary instruments and theory (*) are determined at the audition; requirements for courses marked (-) are determined according to the needs of individual students; other requirements are taken from transcript and discussed with the student; substitutions.

For further information: Cali School of Music Web site.

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Curriculum Requirements:  All university students must fulfill the set of General Education requirements applicable to their degree.  In addition, the requirements below apply to this major:


MUSIC THERAPY CERTIFICATE

Complete 104.5 semester hours with a minimum 2.50 GPA, including the following 3 requirement(s):

  1. GENERAL EDUCATION

    Complete 4 courses for 7.5 semester hours: .

    MUTH 402 Guided Imagery and Music (GIM) (2 hours lecture) 1
    MUTH 510 Group Music Therapy Experience (2.5 hours lecture) 1.5
    PEGN 271 Social Dance (1.5 hours other) 1
    PSYC 220 Introduction to Statistical Methods in Psychology (4 hours lecture) 4
  2. PROFESSIONAL SEQUENCE

    Complete 18 courses for 37 semester hours: .

    MUTH 100 Introduction to Music Therapy (2 hours lecture) 2
    MUTH 260 Methods and Materials in Music Therapy (2 hours lecture) 2
    MUTH 261 Therapy and Observation Skills for Music Therapy (2 hours lecture) 2
    MUTH 262 Music Therapy Practicum I 1
    MUTH 263 Music Therapy Practicum II 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
    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 101 Introduction to Psychology (3 hours lecture) 3
    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
  3. GENERAL MUSIC

    1. Complete 25 courses for 50 semester hours: .

      MSSN 121 Secondary Instrument Guitar I (2 hours studio) 1
      MSSN 122 Secondary Instrument Guitar II (2 hours studio) 1
      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 315 Applied Music V 1
      MUAP 316 Applied Music VI 1
      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
      MUED 306 Percussion Instruments (2 hours studio) 1
      MUHS 106 Diverse Worlds of Music (3 hours lecture) 3
      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
      MUTC 101 Music and Computer Technology I (3 hours lecture) 3
      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
    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 one of the following options for 4 semester hours:

      1. Option 1

        Complete 4 courses:

        MSSN 101 Keyboard Musicianship I (2 hours studio) 1
        MSSN 102 Keyboard Musicianship II (2 hours studio) 1
        MSSN 103 Keyboard Musicianship III (2 hours studio) 1
        MSSN 104 Keyboard Musicianship IV (2 hours studio) 1
      2. Option 2

        Complete 4 courses: .

        MSSN 111 Secondary Instrument Voice I (2 hours studio) 1
        MSSN 112 Secondary Instrument Voice II (2 hours studio) 1
        MUCP 310 Keyboard Harmony I (2 hours studio) 1
        MUCP 311 Keyboard Harmony II (2 hours studio) 1
  4. ENSEMBLES

    Complete 1 of the following ensemble requirements, depending on major area of study:

    1. GUITAR

      Complete 2 requirement(s):

      1. CHAMBER ENSEMBLE

        Complete 1 semester hours from the following list.

        MUPR 020 Montclair State University Singers 0.5
        MUPR 034 Opera Workshop (4 hours lecture) 0.5
        MUPR 038 Collegium Musicum 0.5
        MUPR 161 Harry Partch Ensemble 0.5
        MUPR 301 Chamber Ensemble Performance 0.5
        MUPR 302 Jazz Ensemble (2 hours studio) 0.5
      2. CHOIR FOR GUITAR

        Complete for 3 semester hours.

        MUPR 030 Montclair State University Chorale 0.5
    2. KEYBOARD

      Complete 2 requirement(s):

      1. CHOIR FOR KEYBOARD

        Complete for 3 semester hours.

        MUPR 030 Montclair State University Chorale 0.5
      2. CHAMBER ENSEMBLE

        Complete 1 semester hours from the following list.

        MUPR 020 Montclair State University Singers 0.5
        MUPR 034 Opera Workshop (4 hours lecture) 0.5
        MUPR 038 Collegium Musicum 0.5
        MUPR 161 Harry Partch Ensemble 0.5
        MUPR 301 Chamber Ensemble Performance 0.5
        MUPR 302 Jazz Ensemble (2 hours studio) 0.5
    3. BRASS

      Complete 2 requirement(s):

      1. ORCHESTRA/BAND

        Complete 3 semester hours from the following list.

        MUPR 031 Orchestra (4.5 hours studio) 0.5
        MUPR 032 Band 0.5
      2. CHAMBER ENSEMBLE

        Complete 1 semester hours from the following list.

        MUPR 020 Montclair State University Singers 0.5
        MUPR 034 Opera Workshop (4 hours lecture) 0.5
        MUPR 038 Collegium Musicum 0.5
        MUPR 161 Harry Partch Ensemble 0.5
        MUPR 301 Chamber Ensemble Performance 0.5
        MUPR 302 Jazz Ensemble (2 hours studio) 0.5
    4. VOICE

      Complete 2 requirement(s):

      1. CHOIR FOR VOICE

        Complete for 3 semester hours.

        MUPR 030 Montclair State University Chorale 0.5
      2. CHAMBER ENSEMBLE

        Complete 1 semester hours from the following list.

        MUPR 020 Montclair State University Singers 0.5
        MUPR 034 Opera Workshop (4 hours lecture) 0.5
        MUPR 038 Collegium Musicum 0.5
        MUPR 161 Harry Partch Ensemble 0.5
        MUPR 301 Chamber Ensemble Performance 0.5
        MUPR 302 Jazz Ensemble (2 hours studio) 0.5
  5. The following course must be completed a minimum of 8 times: . (There is no credit associated with this course).

    MUPR 039 Performance Practicum 0

Course Descriptions:

MSSN101: Keyboard Musicianship I (2 hours studio)

Keyboard skills including major and minor scales, arpeggios and chord progressions, sightreading, transposition, harmonization, improvisation. Group instruction. 1 sh.

MSSN102: Keyboard Musicianship II (2 hours studio)

Continuation of MSSN 101. Group instruction. 1 sh.

Prerequisites: MSSN 101; Music majors or minors only.

MSSN103: Keyboard Musicianship III (2 hours studio)

Continuation of MSSN 102. Group instruction. 1 sh.

Prerequisites: MSSN 102; Music majors or minors only.

MSSN104: Keyboard Musicianship IV (2 hours studio)

Continuation of MSSN 103. A final comprehensive examination must be passed at the end of the semester. Group instruction. 1 sh.

Prerequisites: MSSN 103; Music majors or minors only.

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.

MUAP315: Applied Music V

Fifteen half-hour lessons per semester, private instruction. May not be repeated for credit. 1 sh.

Prerequisites: Majors only; MUAP 214.

MUAP316: Applied Music VI

Fifteen half-hour lessons per semester, private instruction. May not be repeated for credit. 1 sh.

Prerequisites: Majors only; MUAP 315.

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.

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.

MUPR020: Montclair State University Singers

Study through rehearsal and performance of madrigals. Open to all through audition. May be repeated for credit. 0.5 sh.

Prerequisites: John J Cali School of Music approval (audition).

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.

MUPR034: Opera Workshop (4 hours lecture)

Opera studied through performance. Nature of dramatic music, problems of movement, make-up, costuming, props and scenery. May be repeated for credit. 0.5 sh.

Prerequisites: John J Cali School of Music approval.

MUPR038: Collegium Musicum

Workshop in performance of Medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque music for instrumentalists and singers. Introduction to the elements of Renaissance musicianship (solmization, modes, musica ficta, notation, improvisation, and ornamentation). Introduction on early instruments (recorder,flute, viola, others). Concert performances of repertory studied. May be repeated for credit. 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.

MUPR161: Harry Partch Ensemble

Learning to play instruments from the Harry Partch instrumentarium and new techniques on standard instruments, voice. Repertoire ensemble. May be repeated 7 times for a total of 4 credits. 0.5 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.

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.

MUTH510: Group Music Therapy Experience (2.5 hours lecture)

Use of creative media to express and explore feelings and issues in a supportive and productive environment. Specific content to be determined by members and therapist. Group members may apply what they have experienced to their own client groups. May be repeated for credit. 1.5 sh.

Prerequisites: Music majors only.

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.

PSYC220: Introduction to Statistical Methods in Psychology (4 hours lecture)

An introduction to basic statistical methods in the behavioral sciences. The course begins with a review of descriptive statistics. The main course emphasis will be on probability theory and inferential statistics and their application to psychological research. This includes such methods as z-tests, t-tests, analysis of variance, correlation and nonparametric statistics. Laboratory sessions provide students with the opportunity to apply concepts from class using computers, particularly statistical software packages. 4 sh.

Prerequisites: PSYC 203 or PSYC 288 or CMPT 288 or LNGN 288 or PHIL 288.

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.