Music Therapy Major (Strings, Brass, Woodwind and Percussion Primary) (B.A.) - Undergraduate - 2015 University Catalog

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; Academic Program Information

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

 


MUSIC THERAPY MAJOR (STRING/BASS/WD/PER)

Complete 107 semester hours including the following 11 requirement(s):

  1. APPLIED MUSIC - 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 StringsBrassWoodPer

    Complete 6 courses for 6 semester hours: .

    MSSN 101 Keyboard Musicianship I (2 hours studio) 1
    MSSN 102 Keyboard Musicianship II (2 hours studio) 1
    MSSN 111 Secondary Instrument Voice I (2 hours studio) 1
    MSSN 112 Secondary Instrument Voice II (2 hours studio) 1
    MSSN 203 Keyboard Musicianship III (2 hours studio) 1
    MSSN 204 Keyboard Musicianship IV (2 hours studio) 1
  3. SECONDARY INSTRUMENT GUITAR REQ

    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
  4. ENSEMBLE REQUIREMENT

    Complete the following 2 requirement(s):

    1. ORCHESTRA/BAND ENSEMBLE

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

      MUEN 110 Orchestra (4.5 hours studio) 0.5
      MUEN 120 Band 0.5
    2. CHAMBER ENSEMBLE

      Complete 2 courses from the following for 1 semester hours:

      MUEN 100 Montclair State University Chorale 0.5
      MUEN 101 Montclair State University Singers 0.5
      MUEN 130 Opera Workshop (4 hours lecture) 0.5
      MUEN 140 Collegium Musicum 0.5
      MUEN 180 Chamber Ensemble Performance 0.5
      MUEN 190 Jazz Ensemble (2 hours studio) 0.5
  5. PERFORMANCE PRACTICUM

    The following course must be completed a minimum of 8 times: MUPR 139. There is no credit associated with this course.

    MUPR 139 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 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
    MUCP 241 Musical Composition (2 hours lecture) 2
  7. MUSIC HISTORY

    Complete 3 courses for 9 semester hours: .

    MUHS 307 Music in Time, Place and Ideas: Up to 1700 (3 hours lecture) 3
    MUHS 308 Music in Time, Place and Ideas: 1700-1890 (3 hours lecture) 3
    MUHS 407 Music in Time, Place and Ideas: 1890 to Present (3 hours lecture) 3
  8. REQUIRED COURSES - StringsBrassWoodPercu

    Complete the following:

    1. Complete 1 course for 2 semester hours from the following list.

      MUED 435 Conducting for Music Educators (2 hours lecture) 2
      MUPR 335 Elementary Conducting (2 hours lecture) 2
    2. Complete 1 course for 3 semester hours: .

      MUHS 106 Diverse Worlds of Music (3 hours lecture) 3
    3. STRINGS, BRASS, WOODWINDS ONLY

      Complete .

      MUED 306 Percussion Instruments (2 hours studio) 1
  9. ADDITIONAL REQUIRED COURSES

    Complete 9 courses for 10 semester hours: .

    MUTH 115 Music Therapy Practicum I 1
    MUTH 200 Methods and Materials in Music Therapy (2 hours lecture) 2
    MUTH 205 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 315 Music Therapy Practicum III 1
    MUTH 325 Music Therapy Practicum IV 1
    MUTH 415 Music Therapy Practicum V 1
    MUTH 425 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 110 Therapy and Observation Skills for Music Therapy (2 hours lecture) 2
    MUTH 310 Music Therapy with Children (3 hours lecture) 3
    MUTH 320 Psychological Foundations of Music I (3 hours lecture) 3
    MUTH 400 Music Therapy Training Group (2 hours lecture) 1
    MUTH 410 Music Therapy with Adults (3 hours lecture) 3
    MUTH 420 Psychological Foundations of Music II (3 hours lecture) 3
    MUTH 430 Guided Imagery and Music (GIM) (2 hours lecture) 1
    MUTH 495 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).

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.

Prerequisites: Music (MUSC) and Musical Theatre (MUTR) majors only.

MSSN102: Keyboard Musicianship II (2 hours studio)

Continuation of MSSN 101. Group instruction. 1 sh.

Prerequisites: MSSN 101; Music (MUSC) and Musical Theatre (MUTR) majors 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.

MSSN203: Keyboard Musicianship III (2 hours studio)

Continuation of MSSN 102. Group instruction. Previous course MSSN 103 effective through Spring 2014. 1 sh.

Prerequisites: MSSN 102.

MSSN204: 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. Previous course MSSN 104 effective through Spring 2014. 1 sh.

Prerequisites: MSSN 203.

MUAP121: Applied Music I

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

Prerequisites: Music (MUSC) and Musical Theatre (MUTR) 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 (MUSC) and Musical Theatre (MUTR) majors only.

MUCP102: Theory II (3 hours lecture)

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

Prerequisites: MUCP 101; Music (MUSC) and Musical Theatre (MUTR) majors 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 (MUSC) or Musical Theatre (MUTR) majors only.

MUCP104: Aural Skills II

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

Prerequisites: MUCP 103; Music (MUSC) or Musical Theatre (MUTR) 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.

MUCP241: Musical Composition (2 hours lecture)

Practical exploration of the various trends in the 20th century composition. Previous course MUCP 141 effective through Spring 2014. 2 sh.

Prerequisites: MUCP 102; Music (MUSC) majors 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: MUED 203.

MUED435: 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. Previous course MUED 335 effective through Spring 2014. 2 sh.

Prerequisites: MUPR 335.

MUEN100: Montclair State University Chorale

Montclair State University Chorale. May be repeated for credit. Previous course MUPR 030 effective through Spring 2014. 0.5 sh.

MUEN101: Montclair State University Singers

Study through rehearsal and performance of madrigals. Open to all through audition. May be repeated for credit. Previous course MUPR 020 effective through Spring 2014. 0.5 sh.

Prerequisites: By audition only.

MUEN110: Orchestra (4.5 hours studio)

Orchestra. May be repeated for credit. Previous course MUPR 031 effective through Spring 2014. 0.5 sh.

Prerequisites: Music majors or by audition.

MUEN120: Band

Band. May be repeated for credit. Previous course MUPR 032 effective through Spring 2014. 0.5 sh.

Prerequisites: Music majors or by audition.

MUEN130: 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. Previous course MUPR 034 effective through Spring 2014. 0.5 sh.

Prerequisites: By audition only.

MUEN140: 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. Previous course MUPR 038 effective through Spring 2014. 0.5 sh.

MUEN180: Chamber Ensemble Performance

Study through playing or singing of chamber music in ensembles of varying size and musical styles. May be repeated for credit. Previous course MUPR 301 effective through Spring 2014. 0.5 sh.

Prerequisites: John J Cali School of Music approval.

MUEN190: 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. Previous course MUPR 302 effective through Spring 2014. 0.5 sh.

Prerequisites: John J Cali School of Music approval.

MUHS106: Diverse Worlds of Music (3 hours lecture)

An introduction to the diverse nature of the music experience by examining various traditions from Africa, Asia, South America, Europe and North America. Develops listening skills and considers the role of performer and their audiences in multiple frameworks, including ritual, political and the world of entertainment. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Music majors only.

MUHS307: Music in Time, Place and Ideas: Up to 1700 (3 hours lecture)

Studies in Western music from its beginnings to 1700. An introduction to music history and criticism; development of analytical methods appropriate to each repertory. Meets the University Writing Requirement for music majors. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: MUCP 102; and ENWR 105 or HONP 100; Music majors and minors only.

MUHS308: Music in Time, Place and Ideas: 1700-1890 (3 hours lecture)

Studies in Western music from 1700 to 1890. An introduction to music history and criticism; development of analytical methods appropriate to each repertory. Meets the University Writing Requirement for music majors. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: MUCP 102; and ENWR 105 or HONP 100; and MUCP 201; Music majors and minors only.

MUHS407: Music in Time, Place and Ideas: 1890 to Present (3 hours lecture)

Studies in Western music from 1890 to the present. An introduction to music history and criticism; development of analytical methods appropriate to each repertory. Meets the University Writing Requirement for music majors. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: MUHS 307 and MUHS 308; Music majors and minors only.

MUPR139: 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. Previous course MUPR 039 effective through Spring 2014. 0 sh.

Prerequisites: Music majors only.

MUPR335: Elementary Conducting (2 hours lecture)

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

Prerequisites: MUCP 202.

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.

MUTH110: 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. Previous course MUTH 261 effective through Spring 2014. 2 sh.

Prerequisites: MUTH 100, Music majors only.

MUTH115: 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. Previous course MUTH 262 effective through Spring 2014. 1 sh.

Prerequisites: MUTH 100, Music majors only.

MUTH200: 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. Previous course MUTH 260 effective through Spring 2014. 2 sh.

Prerequisites: MUTH 110.

MUTH205: Music Therapy Practicum II

Continuation of MUTH 115. Previous course MUTH 263 effective through Spring 2014. 1 sh.

Prerequisites: MUTH 115.

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 204 or MUCP 311.

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

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

Prerequisites: MUTH 306.

MUTH310: 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. Previous course MUTH 461 effective through Spring 2014. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: MUTH 200 and PSYC 235.

MUTH315: Music Therapy Practicum III

Continuation of MUTH 205. Previous course MUTH 361 effective through Spring 2014. 1 sh.

Prerequisites: MUTH 205.

MUTH320: 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. Previous course MUTH 463 effective through Spring 2014. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: MUTH 310.

MUTH325: Music Therapy Practicum IV

Continuation of MUTH 315. Previous course MUTH 362 effective through Spring 2014. 1 sh.

Prerequisites: MUTH 315.

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 320.

MUTH410: 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. Previous course MUTH 462 effective through Spring 2014. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: PSYC 365.

MUTH415: Music Therapy Practicum V

Continuation of MUTH 325. Previous course MUTH 363 effective through Spring 2014. 1 sh.

Prerequisites: MUTH 325.

MUTH420: 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. Previous course MUTH 464 effective through Spring 2014. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: MUTH 320.

MUTH425: Music Therapy Practicum VI

Continuation of MUTH 415. Previous course MUTH 364 effective through Spring 2014. 1 sh.

Prerequisites: MUTH 415.

MUTH430: 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. Previous course MUTH 402 effective through Spring 2014. 1 sh.

Prerequisites: MUTH 410.

MUTH495: Internship in Music Therapy

Six months clinical training as a music therapy intern in an approved training program. Previous course MUTH 465 effective through Spring 2014. 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.