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2018-2019 Graduate Bulletin 
2018-2019 Graduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Hayes School of Music

James Douthit, Dean
Jay Jackson, Associate Dean


The Hayes School of Music houses degree programs at the Master of Music (MM) and Master of Music Therapy (MMT) levels.

Victor Mansure, Music Performance Graduate Coordinator

Cathy McKinney, Music Therapy Program Director

Appalachian’s Master of Music in Music Performance provides a well-rounded education in music as a formidable expression of artistic talent and demonstrated excellence in knowledge of pedagogy and applied literature. As a student performer, students will have the opportunity to develop a high level of musicianship, superior artistry and a strong commitment to the art of performance. The program instills a lifelong desire to participate creatively and study as a dedicated artist, performer, scholar and teacher. Students may choose from among 23 concentrations in areas related to your instrument, theory/composition and conducting.

Appalachian’s Master of Music Therapy (MMT) degree is designed to prepare board-certified or board-eligible music therapists for advanced practice in music therapy. In cooperation with the academic advisor, each student selects a specialty area and elective courses that will help meet individual career objectives. Specialty areas include Addictions, Expressive Arts, Gerontology, Health Care, Mental Health, Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities, and the Bonny Method of Guided Imagery and Music. In consultation with the advisor, the student also may design a unique specialty area. This degree is designed to meet the standards established by the American Music Therapy Association and the National Association of Schools of Music for the Master of Music Therapy degree.



Master of Music

Master of Music Therapy


Applied Music