If you're passionate about helping people and playing music, music therapy might be for you.
Music therapy is the skillful and systematic use of music and all of its facets—emotional, mental, social, physical, cognitive, and spiritual—to assist individuals from all walks of life in promoting, maintaining, and restoring health.
Music therapists are trained to assess each individual's abilities through music. Music therapy sessions are, therefore, designed to meet the needs of each individual in individual or group settings.
Students gain skills and techniques that are invaluable in careers in the care professions.
Hear it from a student: Jesse Dollimont is a senior student working on her Bachelor's Degree in Music Therapy. In an interview with Mike Wiebe of Face2Face, a radio series produced by the 2013/2014 Communications and Media Workshop class, Jesse reviews the unexpected joys and challenges her degree at CMU has brought her.