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Music, Theatre, and Dance

Interested in music, theatre, or dance as a career choice? Come join the Marywood University community.

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Goals

In keeping with the mission and goals of Marywood University, the programs in music, theatre, and dance provide a framework for students to master the professional and leadership skills necessary for various careers in the performing arts, while at the same time enabling them to develop their highest human potential. Our goal is to foster and inspire spiritual, ethical, and religious values as we teach our students to live in a global and interdependent world.

Our degrees in music prepare students for careers as school teachers, private studio instructors, therapists, and performing artists. Programs in theatre prepare students for careers in musical theatre, theatre production, stage direction, technical work, and the business of theatre. Teacher certification programs in music (K-12) and theatre (7-12) are approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Education. The 18-credit dance minor offers courses ranging from ballet to modern, all with performance components.

Graduating students may pursue careers in related performing arts industries such as music librarianship, arranging, composition, arts management, or consulting.

Requirements for all Bachelor of Music Majors

All music majors whose primary performing instrument is not keyboard must pass a piano proficiency examination. If keyboard skills are lacking, further applied piano study is required. Music Therapy majors must also pass guitar examination. All undergraduate music majors must present a senior recital in their major performing area. 

All music majors participate in a major ensemble appropriate to their primary performing instrument each semester of full-time status except while student teaching. Vocal, keyboard, and guitar majors enroll in Concert Choir. Wind and percussion majors enroll in Wind Symphony and Wind Ensemble. String majors enroll in Orchestra. Additionally, non-vocal majors enroll in Concert Choir for four semesters.

Music majors are also required to complete the University liberal arts core.

Degree Requirements

Credits required for B.M. Music Education

Major: 103-105
Core: 43/46
Electives: 0
Total to Graduate: 135

Credits required for B.M. Performance

Major: 78-83
Core: 43/46
Electives: 0
Total to Graduate: 123

Credits required for B.M. Music Therapy

Major: 89-94
Core: 43/46
Electives: 0
Total to Graduate: 134

Credits required for B.A. Music (Musical Theatre)

Major: 76
Core: 43/46
Electives: 0
Total to Graduate: 120

Credits required for B.A. Theatre

Major: 65
Core: 43/46
Electives: 9
Total to Graduate: 120

Credits required for B.A. Theatre Education

Major: 75
Core: 43/46
Electives: 0
Total to Graduate: 120

Credits required for B.A. Arts Administration - Music

Major: 65
Core: 43/46
Electives: 9
Total to Graduate: 120

Credits required for B.A. Arts Administration - Theatre

Major: 67
Core: 43/46
Electives: 7
Total to Graduate: 120

 

Curriculum Requirements

B.M. in Music Education

Graduates are eligible for Pennsylvania teacher certification in music education (K-12), and for further graduate study. A Music Education candidate must complete 190 hours of assigned fieldwork in observation prior to student teaching. Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) requires a minimum QPA of 3.00 for formal acceptance into the teacher education program. Application is typically done via the sophomore screening process in the second year of study. Teacher certification requires a successful student teaching experience and the passing of Pennsylvania state teacher education tests. The music education program requires a 30-minute senior recital.

Post-Baccalaureate Teacher Certification (music K-12)

Applicants possessing a bachelor’s degree in a related music field (e.g., music performance, music therapy, church music) who are seeking initial teacher certification must successfully complete Components II and III: Music Education (II), and Professional Education (III).

Applicants with a bachelor’s degree in a field other than music (e.g., education, art, etc.) must successfully complete all three components: Basic Musicianship (I), Music Education (II), and Professional Education (III).

I. Basic Musicianship and Performance – 49.5-51.5 Credits

MUSC 111 A, B Written Theory I
4
MUSC 112 A, B Aural Skills I
2
MUSC 115 A, B Conducting I
2
MUSC 127 A, B Class Piano, where applicable  4
MUSC 211 A, B Written Theory II
2
MUSC 212 A, B Aural Skills II
2
MUSC 213 A, B Keyboard Harmony
2
MUSC 309 Form and Analysis  3
MUSC 318 A, B, C Italian/German/French Vocal Diction (for voice music majors) 3
MUSC 322 History of Music I
3
MUSC 323 History of Music II
3
MUSC 412 Orchestration
2
MUSC 421 Introduction to World Music
1
MUSC 419 Conducting II
1
MUSC varies Applied Major
14
MUSC varies Ensemble 3.5-5.5
MUSC 482 Senior Recital 0

II. Music Education Component – 15-16 Credits

MUSC 118 Percussion Methods
2
MUSC 120 A, B Vocal Methods (for instrumental music majors)
2
MUSC 215A Violin Methods
2
MUSC 215B Cello/Bass Methods
2
MUSC 220 A, B Vocal Pedagogy (for vocal music majors) 
2
MUSC 303A Woodwind Methods I
1
MUSC 303B Woodwind Methods II
1
MUSC 311B Music Education in Elementary School
2
MUSC 312 Music Education in Secondary School
2
MUSC 315C Instrumental Lab 0
MUSC 315D High Brass Methods
1
MUSC 315E Low Brass Methods
1

III. Professional Education – 35 credits

EDUC 000 Field Experience 0
EDUC 005D Practicum IV Secondary/K-12 1
EDUC 100, 101 Introduction to Education .5,.5
*PSYC 251 Developmental Psychology 3
*EDUC 311 Educational Psychology 3
*EDUC 411A Effective Instruction in Secondary and K-12 Education 3
*EDUC 414 Social Foundations of Education 3
SPED 100 Characteristics of Students with Disabilities 3
**SPED 300 Curriculum Adaptations 3
*SPED 367 Behavior Management 3
EDUC 442M Student Teaching 9
*EDUC 461 Methods, Materials, & Assessment of ESL 3

*requires upper level screening
**taken with student teaching

B.M. in Music Performance

Graduates are prepared for solo/ensemble performance, studio teaching and graduate study. Music performance majors must present 60-minute solo recitals in their junior and senior years.

I. Major Area - 36-42 credits

MUSC varies Applied Major
32
MUSC varies Pedagogy/Literature (required for instrumental performance majors only)
1-4
MUSC varies Ensemble
4-6
MUSC 382 Junior Recital 0
MUSC 482 Senior Recital 0

II. Supportive Music Courses – 40-47 credits

MUSC 111A, B Written Theory I
4
MUSC 112A, B Aural Skills I
2
MUSC 115A, B Conducting I
2
MUSC 120A, B Vocal Methods (required for instrumental performance majors only)
2
MUSC 127A, B Class Piano where applicable
4
MUSC 211A, B Written Theory II
2
MUSC 212A, B Aural Skills II 2
MUSC 213A, B Keyboard Harmony
2
MUSC 309 Form and Analysis  3
MUSC 322 History of Music I
3
MUSC 323 History of Music II
3
MUSC 411 Counterpoint
3
MUSC 412 Orchestration (required for instrumental performance majors only) 
2
MUSC 415 Composition
2
MUSC 419 Conducting II
1
MUSC 421 Introduction to World Music
1
MUSC varies Electives
(required for instrumental performance majors only) 
3

               Requirements specific to vocal performance majors: 

MUSC 220A,B Vocal Pedagogy 2
MUSC 318A,B,C Italian/German/French Vocal Diction
3
MUSC 422A Art Song Literature 1
MUSC 423A Opera Scenes Workshop 2
THEA 241 Fundamentals of Acting 3
DANC Elective 2

B.M. in Music Therapy

Completion of this program leads to board certification as a music therapist. Following the academic studies and the required clinical training, the candidate is awarded the B.M. degree and is eligible to take the National Board Certification Examination for Music Therapists, designed and administered by the Certification Board for Music Therapists (CBMT). The credential awarded is Music Therapist-Board Certified (MT-BC).

The music therapy degree candidate must complete the required clinical training experience, which has two components: pre-internship and internship. Pre-internship training consists of various practical field experiences with at least three different populations, taken by a student in conjunction with music therapy coursework as prerequisite for internship placement.The degree culminates with an in-depth, supervised clinical training internship in music therapy at a nationally rostered or University-affiliated internship site. A minimum of 1,040 hours is required (or until entry-level competence is achieved) at an AMTA-approved clinical training site.

This competency-based curriculum prepares students for a career using music in a systematic sequence of interventions leading to specific changes with children, adolescents, and adults requiring special services. A credentialed music therapist is employed in such places as community health centers; traditional state and private facilities serving persons with mental and physical challenges, including psychiatric partial hospitalization day programs, group homes, and intermediate care facilities for people with developmental disabilities; general hospitals; allied health rehabilitation centers; day care centers; nursing homes; senior centers; hospice care; correctional facilities; schools; private practice; consultative work; and/or further graduate study. Professional membership is available through the American Music Therapy Association, Inc. (AMTA).

I. Basic Musicianship and Performance – 49-51 credits

MUSC 111 A, B Written Theory I
4
MUSC 112 A, B Aural Skills I
2
MUSC 115 A, B Conducting I
2
MUSC 118 C Percussion Techniques for Therapists
2
MUSC 120 B Vocal Methods (for instrumental music majors) 1
MUSC 220 A, B Vocal Pedagogy (for vocal music majors)
2
MUSC 127 A, B Class Piano, where applicable
4
MUSC 211 A, B Written Theory II
2
MUSC 212 A, B Aural Skills II
2
MUSC 213 A, B Keyboard Harmony
2
MUSC 318 A, B, C Italian/German/French Vocal Diction (for vocal music majors) 3
MUSC 322 History of Music I
3
MUSC 323 History of Music II
3
MUSC varies Applied Major
14
MUSC varies Applied Guitar
2
MUSC varies Ensemble
4-6
MUSC 482 Senior Recital 0

II. Music Therapy Component – 29 credits

M TH 170 A, B Introduction to Music Therapy
4
M TH 171 Clinical Experience -- 20 hours
0
M TH 271 Pre-Internship Clinical Experience -- 40 hours 2
M TH 271S Pre-Internship Seminar 2
M TH 371 Pre-Internship Clinical Experience -- 50 hours 2
M TH 371S Pre-Internship Seminar 2
M TH 372 Psychological Foundations I
2
M TH 373 Psychological Foundations II
2
M TH 377 Improvisation
2
M TH 471 Pre-Internship Clinical Experience -- 50 hours 2
M TH 471S Pre-Internship Seminar 2
M TH 474 Music in Therapy
3
M TH 475 Influence of Music on Behavior
3
M TH 480, 481 Music Therapy Internship - 1040 hours 1

III. Behavioral/Health/Natural Sciences – 12 credits

*BIOL 130 Anatomy and Physiology 3
*PSYC 211 General Psychology
3
PSYC 251 Developmental Psychology
3
PSYC 431 Abnormal Psychology
3
* Included in liberal arts requirements

Equivalency in Music Therapy Certificate Program

This program is designed for the student who holds a bachelor’s degree in music and wishes to seek board certification in order to begin professional practice as a music therapist. The equivalency program consists of all core music therapy and clinical training requirements, plus any pertinent courses in related fields (e.g., abnormal psychology, etc.) It should be noted that an equivalency program is regarded as entry level, regardless of the level of credit awarded for course work. The student usually registers for and earns undergraduate credit for these courses.

The Equivalency in Music Therapy requires a minimum of three semesters or one and a half years, plus a minimum of 1,200 internship hours as specified above. The internship follows the completion of all music therapy coursework.

Upon successful completion of the academic and internship components, the candidate is eligible to take the national Board Certification Examination for Music Therapists. Successfully passing the exam, the candidate is awarded the credential Music Therapist-Board Certified (MT-BC) by the Certification Board for Music Therapists (CBMT). Professional membership is available with the American Music Therapy Association, Inc. (AMTA).

B.A. in Music (Musical Theatre)

Combining competencies in both music and theatre, the Bachelor of Arts in Music with a concentration in Musical Theatre provides opportunities for students to develop competencies in both the artistic and technical production of musical theatre. Admission to this program requires an audition with music, theatre, and dance components.

Completion of this program prepares the student for professional work in musical theatre, as well as for further graduate study. 

Music courses — 31 credits

MUSC 111A, B Written Theory I
4
MUSC 112A, B Aural Skills I
2
MUSC 115A Conducting I
1
MUSC 127A or B Class Piano
2
MUSC 220A, B Vocal Pedagogy
2
MUSC 319 Musical Theatre Repertoire
3
MUSC 322 History of Music I
3
MUSC 323 History of Music II
3
MUSC varies Applied Major
7
MUSC varies Concert Choir
2
MUSC varies Elective
2

Theatre courses — 30 credits

THEA 113 Introduction to the Theatre
3
THEA 130 A Theatre Lab
1
THEA 230 B Practicum 1
THEA 241 Fundamentals of Acting
3
THEA 242 Advanced Acting 3
THEA 244A,B,C,D Audition Workshop 2
THEA 247A Stage Management
2
THEA 330B Practicum
1
THEA 341 Theatre History
2
THEA 342A Script Analysis
2
THEA 342B Survey of Dramatic Literature
2
THEA 347 Fundamentals of Directing
3
THEA 404 Theatre as a Business
2
THEA 451 Capstone Project: Musical theatre Showcase
3

Dance courses — 15 credits

DANC 140 Fundamentals of Dance/Movement
3
DANC 141 Body Awareness
3
DANC 142 Fundamentals of Improvisation/Choreography
3
*DANC varies Dance Technique 6

*Six credits of dance technique required. Courses are offered in ballet, jazz, modern dance, tap, musical theatre, and special topics.

Additional Requirements

A musical theatre major must appear in music, theatre, and dance performances each year at Marywood and must attend master classes and workshops offered in music, theatre, and dance.

The musical theatre major will be evaluated or juried each year in music, theatre, and dance to make recommendations for further study.

Requirements for all Bachelor of Arts in Theatre Majors

There are two concentrations in the theatre program: (1) Theatre prepares students as performing artists, directors, technicians, designers, and managers. (2) Theatre Education leads to Pennsylvania teacher certification in Communication Arts 7-12 (which includes English, theatre, and non-print media).

All students adhere to Marywood University’s liberal arts core curriculum requirements as outlined in the undergraduate catalog.

Curriculum Requirements

Basic requirements for all students in Theatre, Musical Theatre, Theatre Education, or Theatre Arts Administration (15 credits):

THEA113 Introduction to Theatre
3
THEA 247A Stage Management
2
THEA 341 Theatre History
2
THEA 342A Script Analysis
2
THEA 342B Survey of Dramatic Literature
2
THEA 451 Capstone Project
3
THEA130A Theatre Lab
1

B.A. in Theatre (65 credits)

The broad base of the theatre arts program allows for the exploration of a student’s strengths, which are then converted into marketable skills. Students focus on performance, technical production, or management under the guidance of faculty and staff. For all theatre students, production experiences place strong emphasis on the development of an ensemble work ethic. Course requirements include the basic requirements of 15 credits for the major, plus:

THEA 241 Fundamentals of Acting
3
THEA 247B Scenic Design
2
THEA 247C Lighting and Sound Design
2
THEA 247D Costuming and Make-Up
2
THEA 343 Theatre Management
2
THEA 347 Fundamentals of Directing
3
THEA 404 Theatre as a Business
2
THEA 130B Theatre Lab
1
THEA 230A,B Theatre Lab
1,1
THEA 330A,B Theatre Lab
1,1
THEA 430A,B Theatre Lab
1,1

Select 6 credits from the following:

THEA 242 Advanced Acting
3
THEA 348 Advanced Directing
3
THEA 247 Advanced Production
3
DANC140 Fundamentals of Dance/Movement
3

Under faculty guidance, students select 21 credits of electives and are encouraged to pursue an 18-credit minor in a related area of interest.

B.A. in Theatre Education (75 credits)

Students are certified to teach Communication Arts at the secondary level. The certification area includes English, theatre, and non-print media. Theatre Education candidates complete 190 hours of assigned fieldwork in observation prior to student teaching. Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) requires a minimum QPA of 3.00 for formal acceptance into the teacher education program. Application is typically finalized during the sophomore screening process. Teacher certification requires students to complete their student teaching experience and pass Pennsylvania state teacher education tests.

Course requirements include basic requirements of 15 credits for the major plus:

COMM 112 Communication Theory
3
THEA 230A or B Theatre Lab
1
THEA 330A or B Theatre Lab
1
THEA 430A or B Theatre Lab
1
THEA 241 Fundamentals of Acting
3
THEA 247B Scenic Design
2
THEA 247C Lighting and Sound Design
2
THEA 347 Fundamentals of Directing
3
+ENGL 412A Teaching of Writing
3
OR
+ENGL 412B Teaching of Literature
3

+ The course selected may be applied both as a requirement for the major and as an upper level Liberal Arts core requirement.

Select 6 credits from the following non print courses:

COMM 231 Audio Production
3
COMM 233 Video Production I
3
COMM 234 Video Production II
3
COMM 237 New Communication Technologies
3
COMM varies Non-print media electives
3

Professional Education Component

EDUC 000 Field Experience
0
EDUC 005D Practicum IV Secondary/K­-12 1
EDUC 100, 101 Introduction to Education
.5,.5
PSYC 251 Developmental Psychology
3
*EDUC 311 Educational Psychology
3
*EDUC 411A Effective Instruction in Secondary and K-12 Education
3
*EDUC 414 Social Foundations of Education 3
SPED 100 Characteristics of Students with Disabilities
3
**SPED 300 Curriculum Adaptations
3

* SPED 367

Behavior Management 3
EDUC 442M Student Teaching
9
*EDUC 461 Methods, Materials, & Assessment of ESL 3

*requires upper level screening
**taken with student teaching

Theatre Minor

To complement an academic major or to provide student enrichment, the theatre minor includes a broad scope of interest in the field. Minor specialization in theatre requires 18 credits:

THEA 230A or B Theatre Lab
1
THEA 247A Stage Management
2
THEA 330A or B Theatre Lab
1
THEA 341 Theatre History
2
THEA 342A Script Analysis
2
THEA 342B Survey of Dramatic Literature
2
THEA 347 Fundamentals of Directing
3
THEA 430A or B Theatre Lab
1
Choose two courses from the following three:
THEA 247B Scenic Design
2
THEA 247C Lighting/Sound Design 2
THEA 247D Costuming/Make-Up
2

Dance Minor

The objectives of the dance minor at Marywood University are to develop techniques to support the body’s expressive potential and to provide an awareness of the body itself. Dance involves a direct expression of oneself through the body. The application of dance theory has broadened in recent decades to include a variety of fields of study. The Marywood dance minor not only addresses the need for developing technique and aesthetic principles for theatre or music majors; it is compatible with study in any academic area.

Minor specialization in dance requires 18 credits:

DANC 140 Fundamentals of Dance/Movement
3
DANC 141 Body Awareness
3
DANC 142 Fundamentals of Improvisation/Choreography
3
DANC 143A or B Ensemble
3
*DANC varies Dance Technique 6

*Six credits of dance technique required. Courses offered in ballet, jazz, modern dance, tap, musical theatre, stage combat, and special topics.

In addition, all dance minors are required to attend master classes and workshops.

 Jazz Minor

The jazz minor familiarizes students with the history of jazz and provides the necessary performance skills.  Courses in theory, composition, and arranging help students understand and analyze the building blocks of jazz composition. These courses are combined with individual jazz study on an instrument of the student's choosing. Students must complete one full year of written theory and aural skills in order to begin the minor.

The jazz minor requires 18 credits:

Core (12 credits)

MUSC 201 Jazz and Contemporary Piano Theory
3
MUSC 209 Jazz Improvisation
3
MUSC 383 Jazz History and Discography
3
MUSC 483 Jazz Composition and Arranging
3


Applied Lessons (4 credits total)

MUSC 123C/D Jazz Vocal Coaching 
MUSC 126C/D Applied Jazz Piano
MUSC 148C/D Applied Jazz Trumpet
MUSC 152C/D Applied Jazz Trombone
MUSC 156C/D Applied Jazz Percussion
MUSC 158C/D Applied Jazz Saxophone
MUSC 162C/D Applied Classical/Jazz Guitar

Ensemble (2 credits)

MUSC 108A, 208A, 308A, 408A Jazz Ensemble .5,.5
MUSC 108C/D, 208C/D, 308C/D, 408C/D Jazz Combo/Big Band .5, .5

B.A. in Arts Administration

The Arts Administration major combines two areas of artistic interest with practical business applications. Students may choose a concentration in either music or theatre. They must also choose a secondary concentration in music, theatre, or art.

The program consists of these objectives:

  1. develop student competencies in music or theatre, as well as a secondary artistic field;
  2. develop in the students basic skills in business administration;
  3. familiarize students with the standards for effective arts management.

Graduates of this program are prepared for a variety of arts-related applications in the business world. Opportunities lie in federal, state, and community arts agencies, and arts education programs.

Required Courses (24 credits)

BUS 111 Principles of Marketing
3
BUS 123 Management and Career Options
3
BUS 131 Accounting I
3
BUS 132 Accounting II
3
BUS 200 Advanced Computer Tools 3
BUS 252 Business Law I
3
BUS varies Electives
6

Primary Concentration — Music (26 credits)

MUSC 111A & 112A Written Theory I & Aural Skills I
3
MUSC 115A Conducting I
1
MUSC 120A Vocal Methods
1
MUSC 322 History of Music I
3
MUSC 323 History of Music II
3
MUSC varies Applied Music
4
MUSC varies Choral/Instrumental Ensemble
3
MUSC 203 Arts Management
3
MUSC 303 Practicum
2
MUSC 403 Internship
3

If one chooses theatre as the primary concentration, then music becomes the secondary concentration as follows:

Secondary Concentration — Music (15 credits)

MUSC 111A & 112A Written Theory I & Aural Skills I
3
MUSC 115A Conducting I
1
MUSC 120A Vocal Methods
1
MUSC 322 History of Music I
3
MUSC 323 History of Music II
3
MUSC varies Applied Music
2
MUSC varies Choral/Instrumental Ensemble
2

Primary Concentration Theatre (28 credits)

THEA 113 Introduction to Theatre
3
THEA 130 Theatre Lab
1
THEA 247A Stage Management
2
THEA 330A or B Theatre Lab
1
THEA 341 Theatre History
2
THEA 342A Script Analysis
2
THEA 342B Survey of Dramatic Literature
2
THEA 343 Theatre Management
2
THEA 404 Theatre as a Business
2
THEA 430A or B Theatre Lab
1
THEA 451 Capstone Project
3
THEA 450 Internship
3
Choose two courses from the following three:
THEA 247B Scenic Design
2
THEA 247C Lighting/Sound Design
2
THEA 247D Costuming/Make-Up 2

Secondary Concentration Theatre (15 credits)

THEA 230A or B Theatre Lab
1
THEA 247 Stage Management
2
THEA 341 Theatre History
2
THEA 342A Tragedy in Dramatic Literature
2
THEA 342B Comedy in Dramatic Literature
2
THEA 343 Theatre Management
2
Choose two courses from the following three:
THEA 247B Scenic Design 2
THEA 247C Lighting/Sound Design 2
THEA 247D Costuming/Make-Up 2

Minor in Music

Designed for students who wish to combine their aptitude for music with a major in another area. A total of 18 credits is required.

MUSC 111A & 112A Written Theory I & Aural Skills I
3
MUSC 115A, B Conducting I
2
MUSC 120A, B Vocal Methods
2
OR
MUSC 220A, B Vocal Pedagogy 2
MUSC 127A Class Piano 2
OR
MUSC 213A Keyboard Harmony (1) 1
MUSC 322 History of Music I
3
OR
MUSC 323 History of Music II
3
MUSC varies Applied Music
4
MUSC varies Electives 
(This must include at least two semesters in Orchestra, Wind Symphony, and/or Concert Choir) 
4-5

Requirements for Admission

In addition to fulfilling the general requirements for admittance to the University, prospective music majors must audition in their primary area of performance (instrumental or vocal). The audition also includes brief assessments of sightsinging and piano skills. For students interested in the musical theatre emphasis, the audition also includes acting and dance components. A written theory test is also administered when a student auditions, although this test is for placement purposes only. The test evaluates:

  • familiarity with basic music terms
  • ability to read treble and bass clefs
  • knowledge of key signatures and all major and minor scales
  • understanding of meter and rhythm
  • ability to write major/minor triads

Transfer Students

Students transferring from other schools or other courses of study must follow the same procedure as new applicants. Marywood will accept credits for equivalent courses taken at other colleges and universities as approved by department co-chairs.

Accreditation

Marywood University has been a full member of the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM) since 1945. This association is responsible for the accreditation of music curricula in higher education. Membership ensures the establishment and maintenance of minimum standards for the education of musicians while encouraging both diversity and excellence.

Marywood University also has full approval of the American Music Therapy Association (AMTA). Both AMTA and NASM collaborate regarding standards for education and clinical practice. Curriculum, personnel, and criteria are recommended by AMTA to NASM for accreditation. AMTA approval places colleges and universities offering programs in health related fields on a par with other health care associations that require this type of approval.

The professional Music Therapist Board Certified (MT-BC) credential is awarded by the Certification Board for Music Therapists (CBMT). Students who have completed the music therapy degree at Marywood will have fulfilled the academic and clinical training requirements established by the American Music Therapy Association.

Facilities

University facilities that support the performing arts programs include holdings of books, scores, audio, DVDs, and video recordings in the university library, as well as the following:

  • 1,100- seat auditorium
  • Black Box Theatre
  • State-of-the-art Roland digital piano lab
  • Two harpsichords
  • Three harps
  • Practice facilities for individual practice and chamber ensembles
  • Orchestra library
  • Choral library
  • Vocal music library
  • Wind ensemble library
  • Curriculum lab and learning center
  • Two computer labs
  • ETC Expression lighting control console and Source4 lighting
  • MIDI Creator equipment and Roland digital keyboard (Music Therapy Lab)
  • Multiple organs including: Peragallo pipe organ (in the Marian Chapel), Moeller pipe organ (at the I.H.M. Center), and Allen AE-50 electronic organ with MIDI-capability (in the Sette LaVerghetta Auditorium)

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