Music Therapy

Maryville University’s Music Therapy Program was established in 1972 and provides the only degree programs in music therapy in the St. Louis area. The program is fully accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM) and is fully approved by the American Music Therapy Association (AMTA).

What is music therapy?

Music therapy is an established healthcare field that uses music experiences as a powerful and dynamic force of change in a variety of clinical settings.

Maryville offers the only music therapy degree program in the St. Louis area. Established in 1972, it is fully accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM) and fully approved by the American Music Therapy Association (AMTA). Research in music therapy supports its effectiveness in a wide variety of healthcare and educational settings. (AMTA)

Music Therapy is the clinical and evidence-based use of music interventions to accomplish individualized goals within a therapeutic relationship by a credentialed professional who has completed an approved music therapy program.

These interventions can be designed to:

  • Promote Wellness
  • Manage Stress
  • Alleviate Pain
  • Express Feelings
  • Enhance Memory
  • Improve Communication
  • Promote Physical Rehabilitation

Learn More:  Music Therapy at Maryville University

About the Program

This rapidly growing field provides opportunities for an exciting and rewarding career. In addition to the undergraduate degree (Music Therapy, BS), the Master’s degree (MMT) program provide the professional music therapist with advanced clinical training supported by studies in research, theory and ethics. The graduate program integrates basic music therapy skills learned at the undergraduate level with more complex models and skills.