Bachelor of Arts in Music Therapy

General

Program Description

Can singing "This Little Light of Mine" really help somebody relearn to speak, after being shot in the head through Broca's area? How can music-based interventions improve Alzheimer's patients' functioning and quality of life? Could music be a viable alternative to drugs or other types of therapy in treating mood disorders? How does music affect development in children?

If any of these questions interest you, consider enrolling in CMU's music therapy program, accredited by the Canadian Association for Music Therapy (CAMT).

This program is designed for students interested in a career in music therapy. Music therapists use music in a skillful, systematic way to promote positive changes in the mental, physical, emotional, or spiritual functioning of individuals and groups. Employment opportunities for music therapists exist in mental health facilities, nursing homes, hospitals, schools, group homes, and many other settings. As well, many music therapists develop their own private practices. Music therapists are expected to be accomplished and versatile musicians with a solid grounding in the study of normal and abnormal human development in addition to their music therapy skills. Above and beyond the skills and techniques of music therapy, students at CMU gain an understanding of spirituality, ethics, and counseling, invaluable to a career in any care profession.

The CMU music therapy program is accredited by the Canadian Association for Music Therapy (CAMT). This means that CMU students may apply for CAMT-approved internships, and can apply for national accreditation by the CAMT once they have completed their Bachelor of Music Therapy studies.

Tuition & Fees

  • CAD 13000 / year
  • CAD 15000 / year (International students)
Last updated February 2018

About the School

The origins of CMU go back to the early 1990s when people from the business community and from four Mennonite colleges in Manitoba—CMBC, Concord College, Steinbach Bible College and Menno Simons Colle ... Read More

The origins of CMU go back to the early 1990s when people from the business community and from four Mennonite colleges in Manitoba—CMBC, Concord College, Steinbach Bible College and Menno Simons College—met to talk about inter-Mennonite co-operation in higher education. This led to formal discussions among the colleges, beginning in 1995. Steinbach Bible College withdrew from the process in 1996. Read less