What is Music Therapy/Instrumental Emphasis?
Music Therapy is an established health profession that strategically uses musical experiences to address clinically determined therapeutic goals related to the communicative, physical, emotional, cognitive and social needs of individuals. Students in the Instrumental Emphasis study an orchestral instrument (including guitar) and develop high level performance skills in ensemble and solo settings integrated to address various therapeutic objectives in clinical settings.
Why Study Music Therapy at SWOSU?
Since 1980, students in the SWOSU Music Therapy Program have received nationally-accredited training with over 20 clinical training options serving people from infants to the elderly in the educational, medical, rehabilitative, mental health, long-term care, and hospice/palliative/bereavement settings. Students have opportunities for research and performing arts endeavors. SWOSU Music Therapy Students are frequent presenters in the Research Fairs/Conferences at local, state, regional and national levels. In addition, students have been winners of performance competitions on campus and across the state. We also offer the Master of Music in Music Therapy.