Conservatory of Music

From Bach to Broadway
For more information, please contact:
Lalene Kay, ACC, MT-BC
Director, Cleveland Music Therapy Consortium
(440) 826-3176

How to Apply

This is a post-baccalaureate program for students who have earned a bachelor's degree in music from a regionally accredited, recognized institution.

  1. Complete the online application for adult/transfer students.
  2. Submit official transcripts from all colleges and universities to the Admission Office.
  3. All candidates must schedule an interview and musicianship assessment with the Director of the Music Therapy Program.

Post-Baccalaureate - Music Therapy Equivalency Program

The BW Music Therapy Equivalency Program (MTE) is a non-degree program for adults already possessing a music degree from a regionally accredited, recognized institution. The MTE program leads to the Board Certification Exam through CBMT (Certification Board of Music Therapists).

The MTE program requires the Music Therapy Core as required by the American Music Therapy Association - classes including large-group ensemble, music theory, music history and literature, and applied instrument lessons (equivalency students have completed most of these through their music degrees). In addition, classes in psychology, sociology, biology and education are also required to emphasize therapeutic skills. Coursework in the student's bachelor degree program is reviewed and credit is given for knowledge and skills already earned.

The Music Therapy Core courses (20 credits) are offered Tuesday evenings and Saturdays, and can be completed part-time in two years. MTE students must also complete a 6-month, full-time internship.

After completion of all required coursework and the internship, MTE students are then eligible to take the Board Certification Exam as outlined by the Certification Board for Music Therapists.

Music Therapy Core:
Introduction to Music Therapy
Recreational Music/Programming & Leadership*
Beginning Practicum*
Practicum II*
Advanced Practicum*
Music Therapy with Developmental Disabilities
Music Therapy in Psychiatry and Rehabilitation
Program Development and Administration in Music Therapy
Psychology of Music
Research Seminar in Music Therapy
Six Month Internship upon completion of all course work*

*Denotes class consisting of hands-on field experience

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