Pre-Music Therapy

  • Students playing music

  • Program Designation: Pre-Professional

    Program Contact:

    Warren Fass

    Joshua Groffman

    Program Description:

    Would you like to become a music therapist?

    “Music Therapy is an established health profession in which music is used within a therapeutic relationship to address physical, emotional, cognitive, and social needs of individuals. After assessing the strengths and needs of each client, the qualified music therapist provides the indicated treatment including creating, singing, moving to, and/or listening to music.”  -- American Music Therapy Association

    If so, you can begin your journey at Pitt-Bradford through the Pre-Music Therapy track. During your time here, you'll work with your instructors on a course of study that prepares you for the audition process to a master's program in Music Therapy. You may earn a bachelor's degree in psychology with a minor in music or a bachelor's degree in interdisciplinary arts with a minor in psychology or counseling psychology before you apply to a master's program. Since each graduate school may have other specific requirements, we suggest you consult with the school of your choice and your advisor at Pitt-Bradford before you finish your bachelor's degree.

    What you can do with a major in Pre-Music Therapy.

    Program Requirements:

    BS, Psychology with minor in Music  OR

    BA, Interdisciplinary Arts with minor in Psychology or Counseling Psychology