I also like that New Paltz is close to Manhattan, and there are a lot of really good music therapy facilities there. Niki, who is accustomed to the warmer climate in southern China, says the temperature difference is one of the first things she noticed when stepped off the bus in New Paltz in January Despite the differences, Niki quickly warmed up to life in New Paltz.
Four areas of study are evaluated for all students when applying to the Graduate Studies program:. Click to view a degree diagram PDF. Students interested in graduate music therapy studies at New Paltz should complete an undergraduate music degree, plus elective courses, and music competencies shown below. Undergraduate studies must be from an accredited college or University. New Paltz, students enroll in the Music concentration. This degree, plus the electives below fulfill the undergrad completion requirements to apply to the Music Therapy Graduate Program, but do not guarantee admission.
We also offer a B. In keeping with the liberal-arts philosophy of the program, music students also complete a minor or second major in a subject other than music. Music students interested in Music Therapy may choose electives related to this area. Please follow this link for information on these courses. Most courses are open to non-majors as well as majors, with the notable exception of Applied Music and some specialized courses.
In the Masters of Science MS in Music Therapy degree, students acquire musical, clinical, and research skills essential to professional practice. Upon completion of the credit curriculum and the required minimum 1, hours of supervised clinical training, students are eligible to sit for the Certification Board Examination in Music Therapy. Additionally applicants should prepare five songs to sing while accompanying themselves on the guitar and five songs to sing while accompanying themselves on the piano. These songs should be memorized and applicants should be prepared to discuss possible clinical applications for their use. For program events and news, follow us on Facebook! Edit Page. Areas of Study: Graduate Music Therapy. Kathleen Murphy Director of Music Therapy.