Music Therapy

Maryville University has offered education in music therapy since 1972, providing a long history and expertise of the field. Music Therapy is the clinical and evidence-based use of music interventions to accomplish individualized goals within a therapeutic relationship by a credentialed professional who has completed an approved music therapy program.

Music therapy interventions can be designed to:

  • Promote Wellness
  • Manage Stress
  • Alleviate Pain
  • Express Feelings
  • Enhance Memory
  • Improve Communication
  • Promote Physical Rehabilitation

Research in music therapy supports its effectiveness in a wide variety of heathcare and educational settings. (American Music Therapy Association)

About the Music Therapy Program

This rapidly growing field can provide you with opportunities for an exciting and rewarding career. If you want to further your education beyond a bachelor’s degree, the Master of Music Therapy (MMT) is available at Maryville, as well.

Program Features

One of a Kind
The Maryville Music Therapy Program was established in 1972 and provides the only degree programs in music therapy in the St. Louis area. The program is fully accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM) and is fully approved by the American Music Therapy Association (AMTA).

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University Accreditation

Maryville University of Saint Louis is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, 30 N. LaSalle St., Suite 2400, Chicago, IL 60602-2504. You can contact them by calling 800.621.7440.

School and College Accreditation

School of Health Professionals

National Association of Schools of Music
11250 Roger Bacon Drive, Suite 21
Reston, VA 20190; phone 703.437.0700


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