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Welcome to the Music Therapy Program at the University of Miami Frost School of Music.

What is Music Therapy?

Music therapy involves using music as a tool to help people regain or develop important life skills, such as communication, physical movement, attention and memory, emotional growth or social skills.  Therapeutic techniques are based on scientific knowledge regarding how the human brain and body respond to and utilize musical stimuli.

Music therapists work with individuals of all ages who require treatment due to deficits in physical, cognitive or social/emotional functioning.  Potential employment sites include medical or psychiatric hospitals, clinics, nursing homes, rehabilitation centers, special education or early intervention school settings, hospices, or correctional settings.  Music therapy can be a rewarding career for the individual who has a strong musical background and who is interested in a health care profession.

Degree Programs

Bachelor of Music degree in Music Therapy
Master of Music degree in Music Therapy
Master of Music degree in Music Therapy with Equivalency
Doctor of Philosphy degree in Music Education with Music Therapy Emphasis

Unique Benefits

Learning in a humanistic and scientifically-based music therapy curriculum

Faculty trained in an evidence-based approach, known as Neurologic Music Therapy

A low student-teacher ratio to promote thorough learning of academic concepts and clinical skills

Exceptional standards for clinical training opportunities and supervision

A rich music environment with a plethora of performing opportunities

A 95% employment rate among music therapy graduates


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