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2016 - 2017 Graduate Bulletin 
2016 - 2017 Graduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Hayes School of Music

William Pelto, 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. The following is a listing of the graduate degree programs with corresponding major codes (in parentheses). For more information, consult the Cratis D. Williams Graduate School and/or refer to the Music listing in this Bulletin.


Victor Mansure, Graduate Coordinator

Cathy McKinney, Music Therapy Program Director

The Master of Music Therapy (MMT) degree is designed to prepare board-certified or board-eligible music therapists for advanced music therapy practice. Students may either select from one of the following Specialty Areas or, in consultation with the advisor, design a unique Specialty Area. Some Specialty Areas include Addictions, Autism, Emotional and Behavioral Disorders (Children), Expressive Arts, Gerontology, Health Care, Mental Health, Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, and the Bonny Method of Guided Imagery and Music. Advanced clinical experiences will be designed to meet objectives within the student’s 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.

The Music Therapy Equivalency is designed for students who hold undergraduate degrees in fields other than music therapy and who wish to prepare for professional certification as a music therapist. Students who hold baccalaureate degrees in fields other than music therapy are required to complete the requirements for the Music Therapy Equivalency prior to enrolling in advanced music therapy courses.

The Equivalency requirements are available from the Hayes School of Music office, located in the Broyhill Music Center, or online at: http://graduate.music.appstate.edu/programs/music-therapy/equivalency-music-therapy


Master of Music

Master of Music Therapy


Applied Music