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).
If you're passionate about helping people and playing music, music therapy might be for you. Students gain skills and techniques that are invaluable in careers in the care professions.
Above and beyond the skills and techniques of music therapy, students at CMU gain an understanding of spirituality, ethics, and counselling, invaluable to a career in any care profession.
Employment opportunities for music therapists exist in mental health facilities, nursing homes, hospitals, schools, group homes and many other settings.
Introduction to Music Therapy
Psychology of Music
Clinical Improvisation and Skills
Research in Music Education and Therapy
Music Therapy Methods for Adults
Music Therapy Methods for Children
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