The Music Therapy concentration is designed to prepare the student to work in a variety of health care settings, including hospitals, clinics, rehabilitation facilities, assisted living centers, and in special education settings. Some music therapists maintain private practices or serve as consultants. The Music Therapy program at CSU is internationally recognized for its leadership in clinical training and research.

A minimum grade of C is required in all music courses used to satisfy the requirements of the major programs (B.A. and B.M.) in music.

Effective Fall 2017

A minimum grade of C (2.000) is required in all music courses used to satisfy the requirements of the BM in Music, Music Therapy Concentration.

Freshman
AUCCCredits
CHEM 103Chemistry in Context (GT-SC2)3A3
CO 150College Composition (GT-CO2)1A3
MU 117Music Theory I 3
MU 118Music Theory II 3
MU 127Aural Skills I 1
MU 128Aural Skills II 1
MU 131Introduction to Music History and Literature (GT-AH1)3B3
MU 1501Piano Class I 1
MU 153Piano Skills for Music Therapists 1
MU 155Guitar Class I 2
MU 241Introduction to Music Therapy 3
Select one group from the following:2 2-4
Group A (Voice students):
  
Freshman Voice Studio: English/Italian  
Freshman Voice Studio: German, French  
Group B (Instrumentalists):
  
Applied Music Instruction - Lower-Division (see list below)
  
Ensemble (see list below)3 2
Mathematics1B3
 Total Credits 31-33
Sophomore
 
BZ 110Principles of Animal Biology (GT-SC2)3A3
BZ 111Animal Biology Laboratory (GT-SC1)3A1
MU 217Music Theory III 3
MU 218Music Theory IV 3
MU 227Aural Skills III 1
MU 228Aural Skills IV 1
MU 250Music Therapy Practice 3
MU 254Beginning Conducting 2
MU 440Music Therapy Methods I 3
OT 215Medical Terminology 1
PHIL 100Appreciation of Philosophy (GT-AH3)3B3
PSY 100General Psychology (GT-SS3)3C3
Applied Music Instruction - Lower-Division (see list below)2 2
Ensemble (see list below)3 2
 Total Credits 31
Junior
 
BMS 300Principles of Human Physiology 4
BMS 345Functional Neuroanatomy 4
MU 342Psychology of Music 3
MU 443Music Therapy Methods II 3
MU 444Music Therapy Methods III 3
MU 486APracticum: Music Therapy4C2
PSY 252Mind, Brain, and Behavior 3
PSY 320Abnormal Psychology 3
Instrumentalists must take MU 157; Voice students do not.  0-2
Voice Class I  
Select one of the following: 3
Music History I4A,4B 
Music History II4A,4B 
Applied Music Instruction - Upper-Division (see list below) 1
Ensemble (see list below)3 1
 Total Credits 30-32
Senior
 
MU 252DInstrumental Techniques: Percussion 1
MU 343Research Methods in Music Therapy 3
MU 445Improvisation Techniques in Music Therapy 2
MU 486APracticum: Music Therapy4C1
MU 487Internship 1
STAT 201General Statistics 3
Select one from the following: 3
Cognitive Psychology  
Biological Psychology  
Cognitive Neuroscience  
Advanced Writing23
Global and Cultural Awareness3E3
Historical Perspectives3D3
Music Electives 3
 Total Credits 26
 Program Total Credits: 120

Applied Music Instruction - Lower-Division

MU 272AApplied Music Instruction: Euphonium1-2
MU 272BApplied Music Instruction: French Horn1-2
MU 272CApplied Music Instruction: Trombone1-2
MU 272DApplied Music Instruction: Trumpet1-2
MU 272EApplied Music Instruction: Tuba1-2
MU 272GApplied Music Instruction: Harpsichord1-2
MU 272HApplied Music Instruction: Organ1-2
MU 272IApplied Music Instruction: Piano1-2
MU 272JApplied Music Instruction: Percussion1-2
MU 272KApplied Music Instruction: Guitar1-2
MU 272LApplied Music Instruction: Harp1-2
MU 272MApplied Music Instruction: String Bass1-2
MU 272NApplied Music Instruction: Viola1-2
MU 272OApplied Music Instruction: Violin1-2
MU 272PApplied Music Instruction: Violoncello1-2
MU 272QApplied Music Instruction: Voice1-2
MU 272RApplied Music Instruction: Bassoon1-2
MU 272SApplied Music Instruction: Clarinet1-2
MU 272TApplied Music Instruction: Flute1-2
MU 272UApplied Music Instruction: Oboe1-2
MU 272VApplied Music Instruction: Saxophone (Alto)1-2

Applied Music Instruction - Upper-Division

MU 472AApplied Music Instruction: Euphonium1-2
MU 472BApplied Music Instruction: French Horn1-2
MU 472CApplied Music Instruction: Trombone1-2
MU 472DApplied Music Instruction: Trumpet1-2
MU 472EApplied Music Instruction: Tuba1-2
MU 472GApplied Music Instruction: Harpsichord1-2
MU 472HApplied Music Instruction: Organ1-2
MU 472IApplied Music Instruction: Piano1-2
MU 472JApplied Music Instruction: Percussion1-2
MU 472KApplied Music Instruction: Guitar1-2
MU 472LApplied Music Instruction: Harp1-2
MU 472MApplied Music Instruction: String Bass1-2
MU 472NApplied Music Instruction: Viola1-2
MU 472OApplied Music Instruction: Violin1-2
MU 472PApplied Music Instruction: Violoncello1-2
MU 472QApplied Music Instruction: Voice1-2
MU 472RApplied Music Instruction: Bassoon1-2
MU 472SApplied Music Instruction: Clarinet1-2
MU 472TApplied Music Instruction: Flute1-2
MU 472UApplied Music Instruction: Oboe1-2
MU 472VApplied Music Instruction: Saxophone (Alto)1-2

Ensemble Courses

MU 201Men's Chorus1
MU 202University Chorus1
MU 204Marching Band1
MU 205Concert Band1
MU 206Colorado State University Concert Orchestra1
MU 300Women's Chorus1
MU 302University Orchestra1
MU 304Symphonic Band1
MU 305Colorado State University Concert Choir1
MU 309Jazz Ensemble1
MU 310Jazz Combo1
MU 400Colorado State University Chamber Choir1
MU 401Opera Theater1-2
MU 402Theater/Chamber Orchestra1
MU 404Symphonic Wind Ensemble1
MU 407Accompanying1
MU 408Chamber Music1
1

Students with previous keyboard experience may test out of MU 150 and use the one credit for an elective.

2

First-year voice students must take MU 172A and MU 172B, then MU 272Q the second year for two semesters; instrumentalists take MU 272A-MU 272P or MU 272R-MU 272V on a major instrument for 2 semesters each of the first two years.

3

Students must participate in an ensemble during each semester in which they are enrolled in MU 172A-MU 172B, MU 272A-MU 272V, and MU 472A-MU 472V. At least once during the program of study, this must be achieved by taking MU 408 or through another small ensemble experience.

Distinctive Requirements for Degree Program: A minimum grade of C (2.000) is required in all music courses used to satisfy the requirements of the BM in Music, Music Therapy Concentration.
To Declare this MajorAudition with department.

Freshman
Semester 1CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
CO 150College Composition (GT-CO2)  1A3
MU 117Music Theory IX  3
MU 127Aural Skills IX  1
MU 131Introduction to Music History and Literature (GT-AH1)  3B3
MU 150Piano Class IX  1
Select one course from the following:   1-2
Freshman Voice Studio: English/ItalianX   
MU 272* Applied Music Instruction Lower-Division (See List on Concentration Requirements Tab)
X   
MU 241Introduction to Music TherapyX  3
Ensemble (See List on Concentration Requirements Tab)   1
 Total Credits   16-17
Semester 2CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
CHEM 103Chemistry in Context (GT-SC2) X3A3
MU 118Music Theory IIX  3
MU 128Aural Skills IIX  1
MU 153Piano Skills for Music TherapistsX  1
MU 155Guitar Class IX  2
Select one course from the following:   1-2
Freshman Voice Studio: German, FrenchX   
MU 272* Applied Music Instruction Lower-Division (See List on Concentration Requirements Tab)
X   
Ensemble (See List on Concentration Requirements Tab)   1
MathematicsX 1B3
CO 150 and MU 131 must be completed by the end of Semester 2. X   
 Total Credits   15-16
Sophomore
Semester 3CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
BZ 110Principles of Animal Biology (GT-SC2) X3A3
BZ 111Animal Biology Laboratory (GT-SC1) X3A1
MU 217Music Theory IIIX  3
MU 227Aural Skills IIIX  1
MU 250Music Therapy Practice X 3
MU 254Beginning Conducting X 2
MU 272* Applied Music Instruction Lower-Division (See List on Concentration Requirements Tab)X  1
Ensemble (See List on Concentration Requirements Tab)   1
 Total Credits   15
Semester 4CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
MU 218Music Theory IVX  3
MU 228Aural Skills IVX  1
MU 272* Applied Music Instruction Lower-Division (See List on Concentration Requirements Tab)X  1
MU 440Music Therapy Methods IX  3
OT 215Medical Terminology   1
PHIL 100Appreciation of Philosophy (GT-AH3)  3B3
PSY 100General Psychology (GT-SS3)X 3C3
Ensemble (See List on Concentration Requirements Tab)   1
BZ 110, BZ 111, CHEM 103, and MU 153 must be completed by the end of Semester 4.X   
 Total Credits   16
Junior
Semester 5CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
BMS 300Principles of Human PhysiologyX  4
MU 157Voice Class I X 0-2
MU 342Psychology of MusicX  3
MU 443Music Therapy Methods IIX  3
MU 472* Applied Music Instruction Upper-Division (See List on Concentration Requirements Tab)X  1
MU 486APracticum: Music Therapy X4C1
PSY 320Abnormal Psychology   3
Ensemble (See List on Concentration Requirements Tab)   1
 Total Credits   16-18
Semester 6CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
BMS 345Functional Neuroanatomy   4
Select one of the following (MU 334 is only offered in Fall, so if chosen, student would need to take AUCC 3D Course in Semester 6 and MU 334 in Semester 7 instead):   3
Music History IX 4A,4B 
Music History IIX 4A,4B 
MU 444Music Therapy Methods IIIX  3
MU 486APracticum: Music TherapyX 4C1
PSY 252Mind, Brain, and BehaviorX  3
 Total Credits   14
Senior
Semester 7CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
MU 486APracticum: Music TherapyX 4C1
STAT 201General StatisticsX  3
Select one course from the following:   3
Cognitive Psychology    
Biological Psychology    
Cognitive Neuroscience    
Advanced Writing  23
Historical Perspectives  3D3
MU 254 must be completed by the end of Semester 7.    
 Total Credits   13
Semester 8CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
MU 252DInstrumental Techniques: PercussionX  1
MU 343Research Methods in Music TherapyX  3
MU 445Improvisation Techniques in Music TherapyX  2
Global and Cultural AwarenessX 3E3
Music ElectiveX  3
The benchmark courses for the 8th semester are the remaining courses in the entire program of study.X   
 Total Credits   12
Semester 9CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
MU 487InternshipX  1
 Total Credits   1
 Program Total Credits:   120